Galway, a city in the West of Ireland, is a place famous for its tourist sites like Lynch’s Castle, several medieval churches, the Hardiman, and the Claddagh. Besides its centuries-old cemeteries, castles, and museums, it is an area where interest in CBD oil market is growing, and growing rapidly.
Ireland’s Cultural Heart is experiencing a booming CBD oil demand. An increase in research study plus the hike in CBD supplement use by men and women in Galway leads us to look into the various reasons why CBD is the most popular wellness option around. What effect does CBD have on the body and can it be added to a food diet?
Just as some people add calcium for bones or vitamin D for immune system support to their food diet, CBD can be an additional source of nutrients for people of almost any age. Here in this article we will discuss everything you need to know about CBD oil in Galway including the legal conditions surrounding it and where you can buy trusted, quality CBD products.
What are CBD Supplements, and Why are They Becoming so Popular in Galway?
Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from a relative of the cannabis plant called hemp. The hemp plant is the safer, non-toxic relative of cannabis as it contains mostly CBD cannabinoids or compounds. Hemp only houses a small amount of THC or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol which makes is not nearly enough to cause the 'high' associated with THC.
For those who don't know THC occurs in large amounts in another relative of the cannabis plant family and this plant is marijuana. Marijuana contains a host of cannabinoids just like hemp but in different amounts. This potentially toxic and highly psychoactive plant houses THC in large amounts and CBD in small amounts.
Both CBD and THC as cannabinoids have chemical structures in common but their effects on the human body and mind vary greatly. In this way CBD product manufacturers choose the hemp plant as their source of CBD cannabinoids for the production of CBD oils and products. Only trace amounts of THC are extracted along with the CBD during extraction, levels so low that a 'high' effect is not possible. Some CBD products like Broad-Spectrum CBD oils exclude the cannabinoid THC completely in the extraction method.
So now that you understand the difference between cannabis cannabinoids you may be wondering why CBD oil use has gained popularity in Galway? Well this is really down to its reported wellness benefits. Many people, both women and men, experience stress, anxiety, pain and sleep issues, and wish to use a natural, holistic food supplement to add to their diet and aid the health of the body and mind.
CBD is currently at the centre of many claims regarding benefits and effects but all reports are anecdotal in nature. Research evidence is available online from small scale clinical trials using CBD oils but not enough evidence has been recorded to convince leaders and governments of any potential medicinal benefits.
* For men and women, this product is considered a food supplement, like many vitamins (such as vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, and other multivitamins) that provide the body with nutrients. Studies have been done to find evidence of risk related to the product. Naturally, this and other vitamins are not intended to replace a diverse diet, or the foods and needs a person normally has.
Is CBD Oil Legal in Galway under Irish Law?
Irish laws have varying cannabis rules depending on the form and type. Cannabis, THC, and cannabinol (CBN) are illegal for sale under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977. Conversely, CBD and Cannabigerol (CBG) are not.
A company can legally sell hemp-derived CBD with trace amounts of THC (under 0.2%). If the manufacturer gets their CBD as one of the derivatives of cannabis, it would count as a novel food and require approval from the European Food Safety Authority as a way to sell.
However, in recent times shipments have been seized by customs and a number of premises have been raided by officers within the Gardaí, due to questions over the difference between what is legal and what isn't. The owners of little collins CBD Dispensary in Galway have been victims of such confusion, though in the coming months and years clarity over the risk and issue will hopefully be reached.
By 31 March 2021, all CBD companies will need to submit a novel food application to continue selling their products.
What Kind of CBD Supplements Do Dr. Hemp Me Sell?
Dr. Hemp Me is one of Ireland and the UK’s top CBD oil distributors. We sell a variety of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil (the difference being that FS uses the entire hemp plant), capsules (taken like a vitamin), pet oil, Gummies, paste, skin cream, coffee, and CBG oil. They do not sell tea or any hemp flowers.
Dr Hemp Me feature CBD oils as their main product as they are the most popular option with a range of strengths available too. They provide light-blocking bottles to maintain the quality and purity of the products. All CBD products and supplements sold here are completely legal. CBD oils can be dropped under the tongue where the CBD will undergo absorption into the blood. CBD Gummies and Capsules can be swallowed just like other vitamins and minerals and be digested by the body. Furthermore, every item is third-party tested to ensure its legality and purity.
Full-Spectrum CBD Oil
Full-spectrum CBD oil contains every form of cannabinoid and terpenes in the hemp plant, with the THC extracted to fall within the legal limits. Cannabinoids include CBD, CBDV, CBDa, CBG, CBN, and CBC. Our products fall below 0.2% THC content.
Having every cannabinoid produces an entourage effect, which lets the user experience efficiency and maximum absorption to reap all of the benefits of hemp oil.
Since full-spectrum is more similar to the original plant, it provides more benefits than CBD isolates, which we do not sell. We extract from the whole plant for optimal quality and to minimise wax and chlorophyll. While natural, these components could impact the taste.
You can find 5% - 40% doses of full-spectrum CBD oil at Dr. Hemp Me. We sell a hemp 5% - 10% CBG tincture made from full-spectrum CBD with higher CBG levels.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil
Broad-spectrum CBD oil has every cannabinoid without the THC. While full-spectrum THC levels are not high enough to get you stoned, they could affect drug tests searching for THC.
Since broad-spectrum oils are completely free of THC, you will run into zero legal pitfalls, and you can still enjoy the benefits of pure oil.
We sell 5% - 10% broad-spectrum CBD oil.
CBD Pet Oil
All animals have an Endocannabinoid system, including cats and dogs, so your pets can enjoy the relaxing effects and support of CBD oil as well.
It comes in 2.5% - 5% strengths, with the correct dosage depending on your pet’s size. We provide a calculator to determine the best bottles.
Our CBD Gummies have zero THC and make it delicious to consume hemp. The Gummies have a fruity flavour, making them suitable for people who struggle to swallow pills or dislike the taste. They are also fit for children to eat. We offer two different strengths to get your perfect dose, and the Gummies are gluten-free, vegan, and halal.
If you do not mind capsules, we offer those as well at Dr. Hemp Me. You will not need to measure a dose, and they lack flavour so that you can readily get your CBD on-the-go.
Are Lab Tests Available?
We have third-party testing on all of our CBD products. Each batch receives testing by Eirlab for potency and purity to ensure a minimum THC content and the best CBD possible. We offer free lab reports for each of our products.
We guarantee that our products have the advertised CBD levels, and in our business we strive to sell the best items possible.
Some other items at Dr. Hemp Me are CBD coffee, creams, and paste. We wish to cover all of your CBD needs with quality customer care and excellent products.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about a specific product’s testing. You can also get in touch with a member of our staff on our main website drhempme.ie, or our Twitter and Facebook social media pages.