While more hemp licenses were issued in Ireland this year, rising to 94 from 74 in 2019, hemp fields planted fell to around 362 hectares in 2020, down from 547 hectares the previous year. That’s according to figures from the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), which noted a high rate of turnover as 60 permits issued were to those who did not farm hemp last year. The other 34 were renewals. HPRA said license applications indicated the crops are for end products in food, animal bedding, fiber-based goods, hemp oil and cosmetics; and for research and analysis.
Posted By: HempToday® November 11, 2020
Like HempToday? How you can support us
Your donations help us to keep HempToday open for all readers, regardless of what they can afford to pay. Through this “information equality” we're able to support hemp entrepreneurs and stakeholders all over the world by keeping a spotlight on hemp and all the promise it offers for economic development and healing our planet.