December 17, 2019

A Guide to CBD oil in Galway. (Update January 2020)

By Brian Cusack

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Galway is located in the west of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. It sits between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay on the River Corrib and is Ireland's sixth most populous city with a population of 79,934 at the 2016 Census.

While CBD has become one of the most prominent health supplements in recent years, government regulation around the world has struggled to keep up with public cannabinoid demand. So Ireland and nearby cities including Galway is no exception.

What is CBD Oil? 

CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant and is also known as Cannabis oil/hemp oil & CBD oil. Hemp oil has high CBD levels and only trace amounts of THC. The amount of THC is so small that hemp is considered to have zero levels of THC. If you're worried about getting high from taking Full Spectrum Hemp oil than do not fret, hemp is non-psychoactive. Or if you are a person who is looking to get high from hemp oil than I am sorry to report you will not get high!

In most countries around the world, this type of oil is legal. However, oil's production is not regulated. According to research, cannabidiol is regarded as a major breakthrough in health science. Whereas, if the oil contains less than 0.2% of THC then it is legal and can be used safely. 

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Hemp Seed Oil Vs. CBD Oil – What is the difference?

Whether hemp seed oil is the same as hemp oil extract or CBD oil is a question that is posed all too often. Hemp seed oil is not the same as hemp oil extract or CBD oil, although both are made from the same plant. The hemp plant's seeds are pressed to produce hemp oil, so it does not contain as many cannabinoids as hemp extract or CBD oil extracted from the whole plant.

However, most CBD oil uses hemp seed oil as the carrier oil. To clarify Dr. Hemp Me's Full Spectrum CBD oil 10% is made from hemp oil extract (where all the cannabinoids are) and hemp seed oil (the carrier oil)

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How to use CBD Oil?

CBD oil is as user-friendly as any other supplement. CBD is used in a wide variety of forms. Some people use a few drops of oil a day, while others use it in an e-liquid or balm. 

With this in mind, it should be remembered that anyone looking to buy CBD oil from Dr. Hemp Me will receive a product of high quality that best suits their own needs.

It is recommended to contact Dr. Hemp Me's instant chat located in the bottom right-hand corner before ordering to discuss which CBD product best suits your own personal needs whether it is a different strength of CBD oil or a different CBD product altogether.

More: See our list of Full Spectrum CBD oils

Legal Limits of Hemp

Hemp, a type of cannabis plant, contains a significantly less amount of THC. This makes it much safer and less psychoactive than other forms of cannabis. To legally grow and harvest hemp, growers must get sanction from the HPRA and must obtain a special grower's license.

Next, they must follow EU-defined extraction methods to derive the hemp oil and other natural ingredients; failing which they will be barred from selling their CBD products in the Irish market. For example, cold-pressed hemp oil is legal to sell in Ireland. However, hemp oil that is extracted using any other technique or which undergoes further purification or processing requires not just HPRA authorization but also authorization from the EU.

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Is CBD be Legally sold as a Medicine in Galway?

CBD is not considered as medication and can not be prescribed by doctors according to the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) in Galway. There can be no factual arguments for CBD stating that it can cure any disease.

Therefore all CBD oil sold in Ireland is sold as a food supplement. Any CBD oil company that is advertising that CBD cures different ailments is breaking the law.

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How will the Legalization of CBD affect Decriminalization in Galway?

Despite the constant confusion surrounding CBD rules, Ireland is clearly working to liberalize cannabis laws. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced last year that the government would take action to decriminalize the use of recreational cannabis, which will certainly affect how THC and CBD are handled.

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A working group was set up to explore how liberalizing cannabis laws could be translated into an Irish context in order to prepare for decriminalization. The group is expected to produce a report to Cabinet in the next few weeks on the possession of drugs for personal use.

Health Minister also recently confirmed that he hopes that the country's medical cannabis access scheme will be up and start running this summer, after almost two years ago announcing that the government is developing a medical cannabis program but still work is in progress and soon it can be used again as a legal product.

Frequently Asked Questions
✅ How do I use CBD oil?

Drop the recommended dose under your tongue and hold for 90 seconds. After 90 seconds you can then swallow.

✅ What type of CBD products do Dr. Hemp Me sell?

Dr. Hemp Me sell Full Spectrum CBD oil, CBD Vape oil, CBD capsules, CBD gummies and bath bombs.

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