Who are we?
Fweed is a corporate advisory and research firm that specialises in promoting the interests of the hemp industry for agricultural, medicinal, scientific and commercial use. Our team has a strong track record in regulatory compliance, licensing, and new business development.
Who we represent?
We have a diverse client base, that includes medical, biopharma, agricultural and retail businesses working in the hemp industry. Our goal is to remove the restrictions placed on hemp so that entrepreneurs can grow new businesses, create employment and provide important research and development funding for the medical, agricultural and biopharma sectors.
What we do?
We provide sound regulatory and commercial advice to clients in the hemp industry and serve as their interface with public representatives, regulatory bodies and government departments. We help our clients navigate the regulatory process, and influence domestic and international policy makers on matters relating to the hemp industry. We ensure that our clients are compliant with national laws and international conventions which place limits on the production, manufacture, distribution and sale of hemp based products.
Our Mission is persuasion
Our mission is to promote the interests of the hemp industry and persuade Governments to better regulate it for agricultural, medicinal, scientific and commercial use. Our goal is to generate public awareness of the value of regulated hemp to the global economy and its potential to create millions of new jobs by 2025.
It’s All Good!
Hemp is a high yielding annual fibre crop producing cellulose, edible proteins, and oils with over 50,000 different product applications across an array of industries.
Hemp oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, also has a variety of uses. It can be used in cosmetics and body care products, nutritional supplements, and food products, as well as for industrial purposes.
The cultivation of hemp has a positive impact on the environment, and it is one of the most environmentally sustainable crops that can be grown. It reinvigorates the soil and has a supportive influence on the biodiversity of the environment wherever it is planted
Hemp is cultivated on 17,000 ha in the European Union. France is Europe’s largest producer of industrial hemp. Currently only cultivars with less than 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the narcotic component of cannabis, may be grown for fibre and seed oil production in the EU.
What’s Not To Like?
The hemp plant is also naturally resistant to pests, and therefore does not require the use of pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Its large upper leaves naturally push out weeds and it grows very quickly, maturing in three to four months as well as using less water than crops such as cotton
Hemp is also highly useful and can be grown for the purpose of manufacturing a wide variety of industrial and consumer products. In fact, it is probably one of the most useful plants known to humanity, as nearly every part of the hemp plant can be utilised in some way.
Hemp produces 250% more fiber than cotton. It is also stronger than cotton and can be used to make clothing, shoes, paper, canvas, carpeting, rope, bags, luggage, home furnishings, construction materials, biodegradable plastics, and even autoparts.
The use of hemp in the production of paper products, along with other fibers such as kenaf, could help save forests and trees from deforestation. Hemp is 77% cellulose and unlike wood pulp, it does not require toxic chemicals such as dioxins and chloroforms to make paper. In fact, it can produce four times as much paper per acre as trees without the environmental hazards and in a more sustainable manner.
Hemp quite simply is nature’s gift to mankind; however severe restrictions have been placed both internationally and domestically on this plant, because hemp it belongs to the Cannabis Sativa L species. Hemp is legally grown in Ireland under license from the Department of Health
Legal Regulation of cannabis would generate millions of Euros in additional funding for the Health service and contributing 55,000 new jobs to the Irish economy by 2025. It’s our mission to remove those restrictions in Ireland and to allow hemp to be freely developed so that we can all benefit from the amazing benefits of this remarkable plant.