Government ministers were lobbied in bid to establish Ireland as ‘export centre’ for medicinal cannabis

Firm representing international companies says some officials ‘confused medicinal and recreational cannabis’ during meetings

17th March, 2021
Government ministers were lobbied in bid to establish Ireland as ‘export centre’ for medicinal cannabis
Various EU member states, including Germany and Spain, have already enacted legislation to allow for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and have issued licences for producers to begin doing so

An Irish firm representing “blue chip” and “international” medicinal cannabis companies has lobbied government ministers and officials in a bid to establish Ireland as an “export centre” for Europe.

Green Leaf Agri, an Irish advisory company set up in October 2018 by Michael Power and Thomas Lynch, held in-person and virtual meetings with the Department of Health and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment advocating for legislation to...

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