High finance: The business of medical marijuana

High finance: The business of medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is predicted to soon become a €55 billion industry in Europe, and a number of Irish businesspeople are leading the charge as they navigate a minefield of regulations across the world

The launch of a five-year pilot programme on access to medical cannabis last week marked a change in national regulation that reflects the slowly evolving – though still conservative – public attitude to cannabis in Ireland. Internationally, however, attitudes have long been changing, and medical markets have opened up. Successful operations in these markets are showing that medical-grade compounds from the once outlawed plant can be medically prescribed, legitimately commercialised and therapeutically effective. As a...

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