This scientist wants to turn Ireland into ‘a central hub’ for medical cannabis

James Linden

A Pharmaceutical startup that specialises in medicinal cannabis research is planning to open a new facility in Donegal.

James Linden, founder of Dublin-headquartered Greenlight Medicines, says the firm is looking to roll out a new hub in the north-west in 2018.

“We’ll have a cultivation site for growing the material for our clinical trials and we will have another facility that will be used for extracting compounds from the raw material,” he tells Fora.

As part of the expansion, the company is looking grow its workforce from nine people to 60 within the next year and a half.

Founded in 2015, Greenlight is a research and development outfit that explores the potential medical use of cannabis and its main elements, which are called cannabinoids…MORE (