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These Four Counties Could Potentially Boast Their Own Cannabis Farms

By katedemolder

April 19, 2017 at 8:08am


We wrote an article yesterday on the huge cannabis smoking protest that is set to hit Dublin city centre this Thursday afternoon. 

And now, according to, it seems that an array of cannabis farms may be on the horizon to provide the medicinal substance to a more global market.

Speaking to the publisher, Dr. James Linden of Greenlight Pharmaceuticals has said that he believes there has been ''a degree of openness'' to the idea of opening several cannabis-growing facilities in Ireland over the past six months. 

Linden mentioned that four counties in particular are being named as having potential cannabis farms:

“We’re looking at locations in Donegal – in Letterkenny – and in Derry. We’d like to go to places where there isn’t a lot of employment.

“We’re also looking at Longford and also around Carlow. You know that garden of Ireland in Lusk? An area that size will be needed to grow the plants to make enough for the global community in medicines.

Yep, according to one of the country's leading advocates for medicinal cannabis - Donegal, Derry, Longford and Carlow could potentially boast its own cannabis farm in the near future.

And who said Longford had nothing to offer?

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