LISTEN: Ireland could be the next cannabis growing capital of the world
The line-up for The Capital B this week is akin to a PG episode of narcos, it's got drugs, gold and computer hackers...
Speaking on JOE's business show Dr James Linden of Greenlight Medicines, said Ireland has the perfect climate to grow cannabis and he believes we have the potential to become the next cannabis growing capital of the world. Greenlight Medicines has so far raised €500k in funding from Irish investors to research the potential effects of cannabis on diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and on chronic pain. Listen to the full interview with James Linden in the soundcloud link below, it's an eye-opener.
Also on The Capital B is the genius teenager programmer, Harry Moran, whose app outsold AngryBirds when he was just 13. Harry is facing a classic dilemma; should he drop out of school before the leaving cert, skip college life and lock himself into a dark room to devote himself to coding? Our expert panel of Roisin Hogan, formerly of The Apprentice, and Bobby Healy of Cartrawler, play devil's advocate, debating the question: if you are that talented do you even need to go to school?
Chupi Sweetman the acclaimed Irish jewelry designer, who has somehow made it big in Japan is rounding off the show with some of the luckiest business stories ever known to these lands and putting presenter Nick Webb under a fierce amount of pressure.
Check it out in the Soundcloud link below and subscribe to The Capital B on itunes...
2.10- Interview with James Linden
8.58- Roisin Hogan and Bobby Healy talk the realities of a weed farm in Longford
17.35- Tech wunderkind Harry Moran on coding and making serious money
27.28- Chupi Sweetman talks Irish gold and diamonds