He has described smoking marijuana as a ‘waste of money’. So Tory Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly could be forgiven for having doubts about his cousin’s new business venture – importing cannabis to Britain.
Chris Cleverly is executive chairman of little-known London-based agriculture firm Block Commodities, which on Wednesday became one of the few British companies to obtain a licence to grow the controversial plant.
Block Commodities, which counts former Tory MP Mark Simmonds as a director, wants to import the cannabis from Sierra Leone, where Chris and James’s mothers are from, to Europe and the UK so it can be used in cannabis-based medicines. Chris and James’s British fathers are brothers and their mothers are best friends.
Tory Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly’s cousin is executive chairman of little-known London-based agriculture firm Block…