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£536
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
13
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 11 2019 1:40 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Regulation Disclaimer:

Leafpost is working within the full extent and respect of all local regulations and laws regarding cannabis, which remains a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Leafpost is committed to serving the legal cannabis industry, ensuring its residents are compliant with respect to all local laws applicable to cannabis within the UK.

Leafpost is an ancillary business - no cannabis will be grown, processed, sold or consumed on the premises. Residents will need to sign an agreement as part of their contract with Leafpost confirming their commitment to remaining compliant. Failure to comply would result in a termination of contract. 


Leafpost - Cannabis Co-Working, Incubator & Accelerator 

Leafpost will be the central hub for the cannabis industry in London, offering a green co-working space giving residents a better work and life balance through providing an exceptional space. A thoughtfully designed workspace that will cater to every need of a successful entrepreneur or business within this thriving market.

Further to co-working, an incubation and acceleration programme will be developed to support the most exciting projects looking to enter the cannabis industry.

We believe the key to Leafpost being a success is to build a strong, resilient network of cannabis professionals who are deeply committed to the industry and are willing to take the time to form honest and transparent relationships with those they work with and for.

Our team are passionate about advocating and supporting the continued tide of changing perceptions and regulations when it comes to all aspects of the cannabis plant. A plant that has tremendous potential in healing humans and the environment. Leafpost exists to support and nurture businesses of all sizes that are pioneering this exciting industry.

Location: London Central East, Stations: Bank Underground , Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate East, Tower Hill, Whitechapel all within 4-14 minutes walking distance. 

Indicative Floor Plan
Indicative Floor Plan

Day Pass £30  | Hot Desk from £350 | Dedicated Desk from £550 | Office from £1,300

Facilities & Perks:

  • Chillout / Creativity areas
  • Secure office spaces 
  • Community areas / breakout space
  • Microbrewed coffee and herbal tea
  • High speed internet
  • Conference and media facilities
  • Event space 
  • 24 / 7 access
  • Registered business address
  • Security Staff
  • Bike storage
  • Shower facilities
  • Lockers
  • Secure Access System 

The plan to make it happen:

Our aim is for Leafpost to open its doors to the public in November 2019. We’ve partnered with consultants and interior designers to help realise the project vision within budget and timeline. 


Project Timeline
Project Timeline

What will your funds be used for?

Our fundraising goal of £15,000 will contribute towards optimising the air and light quality throughout the workspace. We've identified these factors as key to maintaining the wellbeing and productivity of our residents.

Any remaining funds will be put towards procuring awesome plants, trees and sustainable furniture for the workspace.  

Rewards

Hemp Tote Bag (LP-sign)
Hemp Tote Bag (LP-sign)
Hemp Tote Bag (LP-sub)
Hemp Tote Bag (LP-sub)
Hemp Socks (LP-sign)
Hemp Socks (LP-sign)

Thanks to our friends & partners who rocked the Kickstarter video:

   - The Ma App  (Jia Zhuang, Co-Founder)

   - The Stop & Chat  (Oscar Hausman, Co-Founder)

   - London CBD Group  (Housam Nasr, Co-Founder & COO)

    - Raiza Kera

    - Ana-Maria Calin

 Circa State (Music)


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Regulation Compliance FAQ:

Isn't cannabis illegal in the UK?

Cannabis remains a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. However, on 1st November the Home Office announced the medical cannabis is legal in the UK. This means that patients can access medical cannabis prescribed from specialist doctors. 

Furthermore, there are a variety of cannabis derived products that are legal when meeting certain conditions. For example, hemp can be grown in the UK with the appropriate agricultural hemp licence. This can then be harvested, processed and turned into construction material (hempcrete), clothing and much more. There's also a growing CBD market in the UK, which is legal when meeting certain conditions. 

Leafpost is here to support the endeavours of companies that are committed to working in compliance with the law. We support engagement with policy figures and public figures in the continued development of drug policy. 

How will you ensure your residents are compliant?

Residents signing up for Leafpost will need to adequately demonstrate compliance before being accepted as a resident. Applications will be screened and a copy of all/any necessary licences to operate will need to be provided to Leafpost before the application can be approved. In certain high risk endeavours, a follow up meeting may be needed to ascertain compliance. 

We appreciate that the regulatory landscape is still evolving, presenting a unique challenge to companies working within the cannabis space. Leafpost have access to legal counsel that specialise in the UK cannabis industry, so are able to provide access to resources and advice when it comes to managing the regulatory landscape. Leafpost will transmit news of any changes in compliance out to all Residents and offer help and support in preparing our residents for any upcoming changes in law.

Due to this slightly fluid nature of regulations as they continue to evolve, residents will be required to reaffirm their status as a compliant and legal company every 6 - 12 months.

Risks and challenges

Risk #1 - Budget & Timescale
Like any major project, delivering an end result within a specified timeline and budget can have its challenges when unforeseen events occur. In order to best mitigate this risk, Leafpost is working with leading experts in commercial real estate and interior design. Leveraging our partners experience and insight is key in limiting our exposure to risk.

Risk #2 - Raising Investment
We’ve a bold vision for Leafpost, and it’s going to require a serious amount of funding. All of the costings, budgeting and projected revenues have been modelled and there are a range of investment options currently under consideration. We feel confident that adequate investment will be secured to proceed with the project.

Risk #3 - Uncertain Regulatory Environment
We understand that we are operating in a country with a uncertain and fluid regulatory environment. Leafpost is committed to moving the industry forward responsibly and within the confines of all local laws under which we operate. In the event of a step backwards in regulations upon the cannabis industry, our contingency would be to open up Leafpost to companies involved in sustainable and eco-conscious endeavours.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

We are working with the landlord on a long term lease, and are invested in a high quality build design that will stand the test of time.

Reusability and recyclability

Our furniture will be sourced from recycled materials. One example are chairs we are sourcing that are recycled from plastic and fishing nets.

Sustainable materials

Our hemp-based rewards for the kickstarter are sustainable products. Growing hemp is a carbon-negative process that enriches the soil it's grown in, and uses less water than other mainstream textiles such as cotton.

Environmentally friendly factories

We have taken the decision to only work with companies who have a strong track record of being ethically-driven.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

To minimise the environmental impact of deliveries, we will keep hemp goods at the Leafpost HQ, so those that are have day passes included with their reward can pick up their hemp goodies whilst on site.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Hemp Tote Bag 👜

    Transport your groceries in sustainable-style with a hemp tote bag and a big thank you from us!

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    Day Pass + Hemp Goodies

    We welcome you into Leafpost for a day of co-working, where you'll be able to pick up your hemp goodies from Leafpost HQ.

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    3 Day Passes + Hemp Hamper

    You're a hemp hero!

    Enjoy 3 flexible working days at Leafpost, where you can proudly show off your full hemp attire.

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    Early Bird - Your Own Desk!

    You are dedicated to the cause! Enjoy a whole month at Leafpost with your very own desk and hemp threads. Saving £350!

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    • 1 Month Dedicated Desk
    • Hemp Socks 🧦
    • Hemp T-shirt 👕
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    1 Month Dedicated Desk & PARTY!

    How about your own desk at Leafpost for a whole month? Also meet the team and collaborators at our Leafpost Launch Party!

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    • 1 Month Dedicated Desk
    • Invited to our Launch Party 🎉
    • Hemp Bag 👜
    • Hemp Socks 🧦
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    Really? 3 months Hot Desking!

    We appreciate you so much that we are giving you 3 months Hot Desking! And an invite to our launch PARTY!

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    Teamwork!

    We are all about teamwork! 2 months & 2 desks for you and your partner to drink loads of coffee and plan your strategy for world domination!

    Your also invited to our exclusive Leafpost Launch Party! Dance Off?

    Includes:
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    6 Month Hot Desk Pass

    Thankyou for supporting the Industry! We want to see your face for a long long long time. Ow yeah... your also coming to the party!

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    Exclusive UK Hemp Farm visit to Wales

    Let's make some history! An exclusive trip for two to visit a hemp farm in Wales! Includes a two night stay in a countryside cottage. You will have an opportunity to take part in the first ever hemp harvest on a Welsh farm. Your accommodation and UK travel to the farm will be covered.

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    Enterprise Package

    Try before you buy! An experience your team will thank you for! A private office space for your team, passes for your clients and an opportunity to host your own exclusive event in our amazing space for 100+ people!

    Includes:
    • 2 Month Private Office Space (upto 8 people)
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    • 10 x Day Passes for your Clients
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