Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Holigen have announced plans to invest €45 million in the production of medical marijuana in Portugal over the next four years.

Pauric Duffy from Holigen told Lusa News Agency that he expects the investment will lead to the creation of some 200 jobs.

"We received our production license this year and we are building our facilities in Sintra (21,500 square metres) and Aljustrel (7,000,000 square metres). If the entire licensing process goes as planned, in the third quarter of 2019 we will be fully operational in Sintra and, in 2020, in Aljustrel”, said Duffy.


"The process to produce medical cannabis is fully compliant with GMP [good practice] rules and is strictly pharmaceutical," said Pauric Duffy, noting that "this process follows the following steps: growing, harvesting, drying, extracting pharmaceutical ingredients, preparation of pharmaceutical grade products, packaging and marketing ".