A football club has agreed to rename its stadium after a cannabis oil company in a sponsorship deal.
Hamilton Academicalâ€™s New Douglas Park will be known as the Hope CBD Stadium this season. The Premiership club lost more than Â£750,000 in a bank scam last year and its previous stadium sponsor, SuperSeal, went bust. The deal will net the club a five-figure payment per season as well as a share of profits from the sale of cannabis-based products.
Critics said that the move would send the wrong signal about cannabis.
Colin McGowan, the clubâ€™s chief executive, who is also owner and director of the cannabis oil company, Hope CBD, acknowledged that the move would be controversial. He said: â€œWill there be people out there saying:â€¦