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With this blog we hope to educate people about cannabis hemp. For many years there has been so many negative things about cannabis hemp. So much positive information has been left out of society about cannabis hemp. We hope to change that. You have a right to know the truth !!

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  1. Hi
    I just want to ask if it is legal to get CBD hemp oil in Ireland ? I have been talking to other parents who are seeing good results using CBD on their autistic/ ADHD kids in the US. I live in Ireland and I would like to try cbd on my 9 yr old autistic daughter. I can easily order it on Amazon but I’m not sure if it is legal to do so. Thank you

    • Hi Jenitta

      Unfortunately all cannabis and cannabis derived or based products are illegal in Ireland at this time and not recognised as medicinal. Hemp itself is not illegal and is grown and produced in Ireland, but there is a big difference between the 2 :

      Hemp oil or hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Hempseed oil is manufactured from varieties of Cannabis sativa that do not contain significant amounts of THC , the psychoactive element present in the cannabis plant.

      “Hemp seed oil has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds, it has been regarded as a superfood due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega3 to omega6 and gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – 2:5:1. Hemp seed oil, is known to contain up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher concentration than any other plant, even higher than spirulina.”

      “Cannabis oil, which is commonly known as hash oil but sometimes called hemp oil as per Rick Simpson, comes from the leaves of the cannabis plant. It contains the compound THC in varying amounts (depending on how the oil has been processed).
      Cannabis oil also contains other compounds, such as CBDS. Cannibidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that possesses a wide range of therapeutic benefits.” This oil is unfortunately illegal in most countries but, in some Western countries though, cannabis oil has been legalised.

      The Hemp Seed Team

  2. Hello;
    I would be most grateful if you could answer a few questions on hemp in Ireland.

    1) it is legal to raise industrial hemp in Ireland, provided the THC is below 0.03% ?

    2) If yes, is a permit required for this?

    3) Are you familiar with any benefits of oils extracted from such a grade of hemp ( low or no THC) for medical uses?

    4) Is the CBD content of low THC hemp so different from the strains containing higher THC?

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Tyrone

    • Hi Tyrone,
      Sorry for the delay in our response to your enquiry on our blog a few days ago, we hope this will answer a few questions for you and open up new questions at the same time.

      You ask us if ‘it is legal to raise industrial hemp in Ireland, provided the THC is below 0.03%’ ? Well it is and it isn’t, it is with the proper permit from the department of Justice, without the proper permit it is still illegal to grow industrial hemp no matter what the THC level is.
      We are under the impression, from the hemp seed we are currently looking to import, that the content of THC is lower than 0.04%, but we aren’t 100% sure which is correct.

      Second question: ‘If Yes, is a permit required for this’, the answer is the same as above, but to add a bit more. From our understanding of the permit requirement, you need to have at least 10 acres of land, not seen from any road and have an end user for the product before a permit will be considered. We have been informed this year alone over 20 new farmers have requested permits from the department of Justice. How many have been issued I do not have that information. For the planting season is almost upon us, any new inquiry would be aimed at the 2015 growing season, as planting season will be end of this month early next month.

      Next question: ‘benefits of oils extracted from such a grade of hemp (low or no THC) for medical use’ Well the claim is now that a high CBD hemp oil, works for many medical conditions, not as many as the oils with the higher THC levels and the CBD levels, but still working for some aliments. A seed company in Holland has already started with the CBD oil, in some eastern European countries they are selling industrial hemp for their CBD levels, for medical conditions. Due to different laws applying in different countries, some countries allow the open sale of the CBD oil, some will not, some countries already sell THC oil. Ireland is not as progressive as other countries. There is a market for cold pressed hemp oil, for the health food market, as it is very high in polyunsaturated omega-3, -6 & -9 fatty acids, and the oil typically accounts for 30-35% of the seed weight. Hemp seed also contains a high quality vegetable protein (25%) that is easily digested, carbohydrates (30%), moisture, vitamins, minerals, phytoseterols and polyphenols. Hens feed whole hempseed, hempseed meal or hempseed oil mixed with their normal feed will produce fine tasting Omega-3 eggs. So the answer is YES, hempseed oil, is very beneficial.

      Last question: ‘Is the CBD content of low THC hemp so different from the strains containing higher THC’, To my knowledge no the CBD is the same, the percents may vary but the effect from the CBD would be the same. As the Industrial Hemp has a lower THC level, due to a few factors contributing to the plant not producing THC in high levels, one being the density of the crop itself. However the CBD level and quality seem not to be effected by overcrowding in the fields. So in answer to your questions, it would appear that the CBD level for Industrial hemp and any higher THC strain of the plant will be the same.

      We do hope this has answered your questions, there is so much more we could write but to write too much may just confuse as much as it will answer questions.

      All the best from the Hemp Seed Team.

  3. Hey,

    Just to let you know I’ve added your website to the NORML Ireland “List of Pro-Active Websites in Ireland” here – http://www.forum.norml.ie/showthread.php?tid=18

    Keep up the good work!

    -Paddy

  4. Hello,

    I’ve been thinking of ordering CBD oil off amazon, my girlfriend was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2014, today we were told that it hasn’t been defeated, rather it has got stronger! The legal status does not bother me as I no the good it does.
    I’m just looking for information on the best place/brand to buy from.

    Any help would be great,

    Thank you.

    • Hi Ross, sorry to hear about your girlfriend, the true Rick Simpson oil that cures cancer is not available on Amazon, in fact he does not sell it so beware of scammers. The best advise we could give is for you to try and get to a country where it is legal.

      The Hemp Seed Team

  5. can you tell me how quick we could get a licence to grow hemp in ireland ?

    can we make it this year ?

  6. Paddy Murphy said:

    Hey guys,

    Here’s some useful information re: Hemp – http://www.forum.norml.ie/forumdisplay.php?16-Hemp

    @hempseed.ie Sure, happy to help the movement.

    -Paddy 🙂

  7. Hi can you tell me what type of hempt oil is needed for cures cancer? need to have a some % cbd and thc? or what?

  8. I know that CBD oil extracted from cannabis is illegal, but is CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp also illegal in Ireland? It is for sale on amazon

  9. het guys
    I have recently develop rheumatism arthritis and I was wonder can I get canny is oil in Ireland or over the net that might help my situation
    Thanks
    Anne

    • Hi Anne,

      Sorry to hear about your arthritis.

      Hemp oil can be purchased in most health stores, but unfortunately you would require the Cannabis Oil for the medicinal benefits, which is illegal in most countries due to the laws.
      In California and Colorado, you can purchase the Rick Simpson Oil from a medicinal dispensary. It is also available in another 18 American states, in Holland/Spain/Czech Republic. In Europe you can also get Cannabis legally for Medicinal use, and make the oil. However as of now in Ireland you must break the law if you want to try this method of medicine, which as an Irish business we must suggest you don’t do that. There are a few other countries around the world that have moved to give their citizens a chance at the alternative way to treat serious illness’, Israel/Canada for two that come to the top of our heads.

      We hope we have been a bit of help, it is very difficult for us to give you information, as it may be misunderstood by people that we are helping you break the law, which of course we would not do so. So Please keep doing your research on line, as there are more and more people giving information on this subject.

      The Hemp Seed Team

  10. Samantha mc carthy said:

    Hi I was just wondering if you could give me any advice on wer to get the oils my aunt has been given 12 months she has cancer in the lungs and has been battling more types over the past 8 years! She’s very sick at the moment and her chemo has been stopped so any information would be really appreciated we live in Cavan but are willing to travel tia Samantha x

    • Hi Samantha

      Sorry to hear about your aunt.

      Unfortunately cannabis is illegal in most countries due to the laws, and that includes Ireland.
      In California, you can buy over the counter Rick Simpson Oil (better known as cannabis oil) and also in many American states, in Holland/Spain/Czech Republic in Europe you can also get Cannabis legally for Medicinal use, and make the oil. However as of now in Ireland you must break the law if you want to try this method of medicine, which as an Irish business we must suggest you don’t do that. There are a few other countries around the world that have moved to give their citizens a chance at the alternative way to treat serious illness’, Israel/Canada for two that come to the top of our heads.

      We hope we have been a bit of help, it is very difficult for us to give you information, as it may be misunderstood by people that we are helping you break the law, which of course we would not do so. So Please keep doing your research on line, as there are more and more people giving information on this subject.

      Unfortunately there are also loads of hoax people and websites pretending to sell cannabis oil, so one needs to be careful of this.

      The HempSeed Team

  11. Chrons disease can be helped if not cured from colloidal silver it can be bought on line . I made a batch about 2 months ago for a friend who suffers from chrons and since taking it she is back in work and living a normal life.
    She said she’s never felt better.

  12. hazel Thorne said:

    Is it possible to buy cbd oil here in Ireland?

  13. How do I buy this hemp oil

  14. Is it of equal benefit to smoke cannabis ? Or is it just the oil that works ?

    • Hi Michael

      It is never really a good idea to put anything besides oxygen into your lungs, so smoking is not the best. Luckily due to all the advancement in cannabis around the world, they discovered vaporising. Which is a quick way of getting the necessary components of the cannabis plant into your system, but it can still be very rough on the throat and lungs. The oil is very powerful and can take some time to work itself into the system but the body does benefit tremendously. It would also depend on what ailment was being treated. Here is a link from Rick Simpsons site explaining a bit about the oil http://phoenixtears.ca/super-oils/

      Hope this helps a bit
      The Hemp Seed Team

  15. Carol Carr said:

    Please just answer my question without telling me all the attributes of Hemp oil- I have proved to myself how marvelous it is. All I want to know is it illegal in Ireland? Thank you for all your previous info on it.

    • Hemp oil is legal in Ireland, it is grown in Ireland and you can purchase the hemp oil in all health stores…. Hope that helps
      The Hemp Seed Team

  16. The hemp oil that has gained headlines for killing cancer is from the oil extracted from the buds(flowers) of the female plant, it is unfortunately illegal in Ireland. Hopefully it will not remain so. Also, do not buy any of this oil online, as scammers are well aware of this .

  17. Guys, To clear up some off these questions: Growing hemp in Ireland requires a Licence, more details here: http://hempture.ie/making-history-the-official-licence-to-cultivate-hemp-in-ireland/

    A licence for the cultivation of certain varieties of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) for fibre use will only be granted by the Minister for Health and Children under the above Acts, to persons who are entitled to and intend making application to the Department of Agriculture and Food for a subsidy under the EU Aid Scheme for the production of hemp under Council Regulation (EC) No. 1251/1999 (as amended) and who occupy and farm not less than 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of utilised agricultural land (including rough grazing, commanage and/or mountain grazing).

    We get this question quite a lot, so to make you aware, we abide by Irish and EU law. Regulation (EC) 1672/2000 states that cannabis sativa plants containing 0.2% tetrahydrocannabinol or less can be approved for cultivation as hemp with a licence. There has been quite a lot of red tape but we can confirm we are Hempture 100% legally operational. The crop is grown under strict licence from the relevant government department.

    The processing of the Hemp and the derived products are conditions of the Licence which can vary, our crops are located around the EU and each has different licence conditions. The Hempture CBD oil we produced and was the very 1st in the history of Ireland and it was brought to market after a lengthy period of legal investigation, international investments and talks with national governments.

    Best Regards
    Jessica
    Hempture

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