Canna Kitchen owner charged with supplying cannabis

By James McAllister

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Canna Kitchen Brighton restaurant owner charged with supplying cannabis

Related tags: Drug, Restaurant, Brighton, Police

The owner of what was the UK’s first restaurant to be themed around cannabis ingredient CBD has been charged with dealing cannabis.

Sammy Ben Rabah opened The Canna Kitchen on Brighton’s Duke Street back in December 2018, but it was subsequently closed after police raided the restaurant in May last year.

Police announced yesterday (13 February) that Rabah had been charged with supplying cannabis alongside a woman named Naomi Morris, who sold CBD products at the Hemp Life head shop in London Road.

A police spokesman said: “A man and a woman have been charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis after police executed warrants at shops in Duke Street and London Road, Brighton.

“Following an investigation into the supply of class B drugs, officers searched two businesses in the city in May last year, seized a significant quantity of cannabis and arrested two people.

“Sammy Ben Rabah, 32, of Barrow Court Lane, Bristol, and Naomi Morris, 37, of North Place, Brighton, are each charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply cannabis and will appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 12 March.”

The Canna Kitchen’s menu featured a selection of CBD-infused vegetarian and vegan dishes including zaa’tar roast cauliflower with hemp heart tabbouleh, smoked aubergine, sesame cavolo nero and CBD tahini cream; and buckwheat and beetroot pancake with roast roots, rocket and CBD cashew cheese.

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