As fields grow, Irish hemp farmers eye global market

Marcus McCabe of Kama Hemp, IrelandMarcus McCabe in hemp fields at Clones in County Monaghan, Ireland

By Brian Houlihan | HempToday
The Irish hemp industry continues to grow steadily, with 230 hectares (570 acres) of hemp sown this year in comparison to about 77 hectares (190 acres) in 2017. That’s an increase of 200% in 12 months. Likewise, there’s been almost a 50% increase in the number of licenses issued to grow hemp in Ireland in the last year.

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