There has been a lot of talk about CBD oil, its legality, and its safety in Ireland. The product is popular countrywide and worldwide because it is a crucial remedy in the wellness industry. In this article, we will look at the legality of CBD oil in Mayo and how CBD products may be beneficial to your diet.
What is CBD?
CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid (phytocannabinoid) found in cannabis, a chemical present in both hemp and marijuana plants. However the hemp plant, a member of the cannabis plant family, contains large amounts of CBD or Cannabidiol while it only contains small or trace amounts of THC.
Due to the restrictions on THC or tetrahydrocannabinol 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 fibre and so is beneficial to the earth in terms of cultivation.
CBD oil is created by extracting CBD cannabinoids from the hemp plant. CBD can be isolated and extracted in its purest form, or extracted along with over 100 other cannabinoids found in hemp. The latter process results in the formation of full spectrum CBD oils or products.
Legal Status of CBD Oil in Mayo
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 illegal because its THC level exceeds this percentage.
That said, the product is not categorised 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 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 authorisation 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 authorisation process. Cold-pressed hemp oils were available in the EU before 1997, so they do not need any authorising. Therefore, CBD oil is legal to sell as food supplements without applying for authorisation if production is via the cold pressing method.
Resellers of white-labeled or pre-branded CBD oil cannot apply for authorisation independently. They must get details of the novel food authorisation 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 authorisation 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 Options 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 flavour 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.