The Medical Cannabis Access Programme is available to patients with the following medical conditions where the patient has failed to respond to all other treatments:
However, there is another law, the Misuse Of Drugs Act, 1977 which outlines that any cannabis or hemp products containing any THC are illegal. This includes the trace (.3% in CBD) which is allowed in EU law.
Ireland has many retail stores and pharmacies which stock and sell CBD products. However, it is important to know the difference between buying CBD in a retail store in Ireland and on a specialty e-commerce site.
What conditions can you access the medical cannabis programme for?
THC greater than .3% is illegal in most countries.
Medical claims can only be made for products which are licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA).
One question we always get asked from customers is if CBD can be prescribed by doctors.
Authorisation for medical claims is a very costly and lengthy process and involves going through a few stages of clinical trials.
CBD – Cannabidiol is the one of the 2 major ingredients found in Cannabis plant (among many, many other beneficial ingredients). It is important to point out that it is not psychoactive and does not cause the so-called ‘high’ therefore safe to use.
Cannabidiol is listed in EU’s Cosmetics Ingredients database and Food Catalogue
All cosmetic products are made of, or with hemp oil from seeds of a hemp plant. This oil is obtained in process of cold stamping of hemp seeds. It is classified as food supplement, not medical product. Our edible products are produced with hemp flour also obtained from hemp seeds.