If you are looking to buy CBD in Ireland but are worried about the legal status we have the complete breakdown for you here. So let’s iron out a few details that will make things clearer allowing you to make an informed decision.
To answer the burning question, yes, CBD is legal in Ireland but only when it is derived from hemp and it is advertised as a food or dietary supplement.
Is CBD an intoxicating drug?
CBD or cannabidiol has often been associated with marijuana, which is why people wonder if it’s an intoxicating drug. While marijuana does contain CBD it also contains another compound called THC and it is this compound that has the intoxicating effect. CBD by itself is not psychoactive and does not act like an addictive drug.
Under the genus Cannabis, there are several sub-varieties one of which is hemp or Cannabis Sativa L. Marijuana being another variety of Cannabis. Hemp has a high CBD and low THC content and is legal to grow and sell in Ireland. So if you are hesitant about using a CBD tincture or vaping with CBD because you don’t want to get high, rest assured CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high. In fact, CBD will actually counteract the effects of THC when the user is high. Therefore you can safely enjoy all the benefits offered by CBD without getting intoxicated or addicted.
In what forms is CBD available?
CBD goes by many names including CBD oil, CBD tincture, Cannabis Oil, Hemp oil, CBD hemp oil, CBD vape oil, CBD vape E-liquid and so on. All these formulations are legal as long as the THC content is less than 0.2%. These different forms usually refer to the method by which the CBD is consumed.
Tinctures and oils are taken orally under the tongue while vape oils or vape liquids are placed in a vaporizer and the fumes are inhaled.
One of the main issues around the legality of CBD in Ireland and the EU is whether CBD should be listed as a novel food or not. The UK Cannabis Trade Association previously clarified its position on the novel food issue. Unfortunately, this situation is still murky and needs further consultation between the FSA and the CTA. The CTA’s stance is that CBD isolates should be listed as novel foods whereas whole plant CBD should not. For this reason, all the CBD Oil we stock is full spectrum and benefits from using the whole plant in what is known as the entourage effect.
CBD in the form of oils, tinctures, vape oils, and vape liquids are legal in Ireland once they are derived from the cannabis species hemp. CBD is not considered medicine in Ireland and cannot be prescribed by doctors. Recreational and medicinal marijuana with a THC content above 0.2% is not legal in Ireland.
People who have taken CBD as a supplement claim to have experienced several benefits. Give our fully legal CBD dietary supplement a try to know firsthand the positive effects it can have on your body.