Snoop Dogg-backed company making painkillers from cannabis to list in London

Snoop Dogg-backed company making painkillers from cannabis to list in London

Author: Hannah Godfrey

A pharmaceutical company that develops cannabinoid-based prescription medicine and is backed by Snoop Dogg will list on London’s main market later this week.

The listing is expected to take place on Friday 21 and will value the company at around £48m. The public offering has been heavily oversubscribed.

Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies (OCT) aims to develop cannabinoid-based prescription medicines to treat pain.

The company counts Snoop Dogg among its backers. The rapper’s venture capital from Casa Verde Capital, which focuses on the cannabis industry, has invested $10m into the business.

CEO John Lucas said: “At OCT we aim to become a global leader in the development of prescription medicines targeting the endocannabinoid system, and this IPO will allow us to continue our exciting journey, taking our pipeline of drugs through the next stage of development.”

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