There has been a lot of talk about CBD oil, its legality, and its safety in Ireland. CBD is a food supplement product which is now popular countrywide and worldwide as a natural remedy in the wellness industry. In this article, we will look at the status of CBD oil in Mayo and how CBD oils and other CBD products could benefit you.
What is CBD Oil?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is one of many chemical compounds present in hemp and marijuana plants which are both part of the cannabis plant family.
Due to the restrictions on THC in the country, CBD oil only comes from hemp because this plant has lower THC levels (0.3% less). Additionally, studies have shown that hemp is a more sustainable source of CBD oil and fiber too.
Status of CBD Oil in Mayo
The Irish CBD market now boasts a wide range of products and brands who can cater for a growing demand for hemp oils. Any CBD company based in Ireland operating through a website can offer quick delivery of your CBD order thanks to the small size of the country.
One reason for the increased demand in CBD products is claims by people using CBD to alleviate anxiety. However, Irish CBD brands can only class their products as food supplements just like a vitamin or mineral you add to your diet as CBD oil is not recognised as having any medicinal benefits. Further research studies are needed to confirm anecdotal testimonials.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, Ireland only permits the legal use of CBD oil if it contains 0.2% THC or less (to prevent users from getting high). As such, oil derived from cannabis is not allowed because the THC level exceeds this percentage.
That said, the product is not categorized as medicine either. You cannot get a doctor’s prescription for it or buy it from a drug store. The only way to sell CBD oil in Mayo is by labelling it as a food product or health food supplement so that consumers can get it without any hassle.
Due to the novel food regulation in the EU, the legality of CBD oil in Mayo can be somewhat confusing. Novel food means any ingestible meals/ingredients that were not present in the EU before May 1997. Such products must undergo a strict authorization process before certification.
Therefore, manufacturers need to use specific safe processes to extract the oil from the hemp plant for it to meet the novel food classification standards.
However, there is a way to bypass this authorization process. Cold-pressed hemp oils were available in the EU before 1997, so they do not need any authorizing. Therefore, CBD oil is legal to sell as food supplements without applying for authorization if production is via the cold pressing method.
Resellers of white-labeled or pre-branded CBD oil cannot apply for authorization independently. They must get details of the novel food authorization from their supplier and mention their specific products in the application.
For Secondary Producers
Secondary producers are those who blend, reformulate, or bottle CBD oil from other manufacturers. They can fill out an independent authorization application known as the piggyback but must provide shelf-life and stability tests of their new products to certify their safety.
Growers must get licenses from the Department of Health and get facilitated by the Health Products Regulatory Authority.
All four of the above are not allowed to market their CBD oil as having medicinal or health benefits, even though they fall under the food supplements category.
Which CBD Oil Do We Have in Stock?
At Dr. Hemp Me, we have a wide variety of CBD oil products ranging from full-spectrum oil to broad-spectrum oil. We extract this oil from hemp plants grown in Ireland and other parts of the EU, and we use combinations of several different plant extracts, including different cannabinoids.
These cannabinoids include naturally occurring terpenoids, CBC, CBDA, CBDV, CBG, CBN, and less than 0.2% THC. Combined, they have more health and wellness benefits (entourage effect) compared to using them independently.
Our best-selling CBD oils are the 10%, 20%, and 40% full-spectrum CBD oil doses. The starter dose has a CBD strength of 1000mg (10%), where each drop has 5mg. On the other hand, the 20% option has 2000mg of CBD per bottle (10mg per drop), while the super dose gives 4000mg per bottle or 20mg per drop.
Other CBD Products
If you are a first-time user and you prefer something chewable instead of putting the oil under your tongue, we have CBD gummies as alternatives. They are mild with a delicious strawberry flavor that will mask any hemp taste if you find it unpleasant.
- Broad-spectrum CBD oil (100% THC-free)
- CBD capsules
- CBD oil for pets (2.5% and 5% strengths)
- Pet chews
- CBD paste (40% and 80%)
- CBD joint and muscle cream
- CBD bath bombs
- CBD vape oil
All our products go through lab tests at JHG analysis, an industry leader in testing cannabis plants in the EU. The tests check for safety and quality by measuring purity and potency before and after the extraction process.
Additionally, we package our products in opaque light-blocking bottles to keep light from destroying the CBD chemicals and compounds.
There you have it. CBD oil is legal in Mayo, and we have all the varieties for beginners, experienced users, and even pets. Head over to our online shop today to order your preferred CBD food supplement.