Ireland could be ‘major player in cannabis production’ | Ireland

Ireland has a golden opportunity to become a “major player” in the production of medicinal cannabis on an industrial scale, the farming community told the government.

An official from the Irish Farmers Association told the Department of Health that Ireland could follow the US and Canada in the production of “industrial hemp, CBD oil and medicinal cannabis” if laws were changed.

Emails released to The Times under freedom of information legislation show that Fintan Conway wrote to Marie Egan, a pharmacist in the medicines, controlled drugs and pharmacy section in the health department on January 14.

“Tom Short, chairman of the IFA’s renewable/bioeconomy project team would like to meet with you to discuss how hemp production for the manufacture of industrial and medicinal cannabis products

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