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CBD: What We Know and What We Don’t

by BM Innovations on October 09, 2023

CBD oil is a naturally occurring cannabinoid extracted from a resinous flower of marijuana or Cannabis sativa plant. CBD has become immensely popular for its therapeutic properties. It is being used in more than 500 scientific researches to determine its effect on the human body and its physiological functions.

Cannabis contains more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, which have different effects on the human body. Another prominent cannabinoid of the Cannabis plant is tetrahydrocannabinol, responsible for the stoned or intoxicated feelings associated with marijuana. Even though there is a minimal difference in THC and CBD's atomic structure, the latter is entirely safe and does not cause any euphoric effect.



The cannabis plant has many variants, such as Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. Cannabis Sativa is a rich source of CBD, whereas cannabis Indica contains a significant quantity of THC. Hemp is any cannabis genus that contains less than 0.3 % THC. It is the primary source of extracting CBD oil isolate. Cannabis sativa is usually used to extract full spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil that may or may not contain tetrahydrocannabinol.


The Legal Status of CBD

As CBD is gaining more popularity, its legality has become a topic of discussion worldwide. If you want to know about CBD's legal status in Ireland and unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. Northern Ireland is governed under the European Union laws, so CBD and its products are pretty much legal in Northern Ireland as long as they encompass less than 0.2 % THC, and CBD oil is consequent of industrial hemp.

According to the misuse of drugs, CBD is not illegal in Ireland like its chemical cousin THC. However, it is not entirely legal because the Health Products Regulatory Authority does not permit CBD as a medicine. If you want to grow, purchase, use and sell CBD oil in Ireland, make sure that it is obtained from industrial hemp and contains only bits of THC.