Irish hemp and CBD businesses are battling the police and state on a number of fronts in an effort to safeguard the emerging industry’s future.
On January 18, lawyers representing two of half a dozen CBD businesses with similar cases, will appear before the Irish High Court in an ongoing judicial review of the Government’s interpretation of the law.
In a separate action, the Hemp Federation of Ireland (HFI) has issued notice of legal proceedings asking the Government – in particular the departments of Health, Agriculture and Justice – to ‘provide a coherent regulatory framework across the entire industry value chain which will allow the indigenous industry to function again’.
This month’s hearing will see two Irish businesses ask the High Court to deem the criminal drugs charges brought against them under 1977 Irish Misuse of Drugs Act as unconstitutional, an infringement on their property and livelihoods and a contravention of EU law.
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