Irish hemp farmers are operating in a legal grey area
Farmers and industry representatives say Irish law is holding back the development of a large-scale hemp industry, due to a no-tolerance policy over the cannabinoid compound THC, which forms part of the plant
Daniel Lyonds and Laura Jayne Foley, a husband and wife hemp farming duo, are operating within what they refer to as a “grey area” in Irish law: they are growing and processing the flower of a hemp plant to make homemade cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
While processing the flower of a plant grown legally in Ireland seems like an innocuous venture, especially because it cannot get a person “high”, it could be regarded as...
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