Medicinal Cannabis plant to open in Donegal next year

A MEDICINAL cannabis research plant is reported to be on its way to Donegal early next year, along with the creation of over 50 jobs. Pharmaceutical start-up, Greenlight Medicines, said the firm is looking to roll out a new hub in the North West in 2018.

The company already has a headquarters in Dublin but has found a cultivation site in Donegal for growing the material for clinical trials as well as another facility that will be used for extracting compounds from the raw material.

As part of the expansion, the company is expecting to grow its workforce from nine people to 60 within the next 18 months. The company plan to expand further and plan to have 200 people on its payroll within the next three years.

Founded in 2015, Greenlight is a research and development outfit that explores the potential

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