Football club renames stadium after cannabis oil firm

A football club has agreed to rename its stadium after a cannabis oil company in a sponsorship deal.

Hamilton Academical’s New Douglas Park will be known as the Hope CBD Stadium this season. The Premiership club lost more than £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 club’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: “Will there be people out there saying:…


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