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CBD Shop Say Irish Laws Are Outdated After Gardaí Raid Premises

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03:30 17 Feb 2021


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A CBD store owner, whose was raided just over a week ago by Gardaí,  wants to see Irish laws updated.

The Little Collins CBD dispensary, which has stores in Kilkenny and Galway, says its business is unfairly being made unviable.

CBD products are derived from cannabis plants.

Those sold in the Little Collins CBD dispensary include food products, such as oil, butter and teas, which the shop says are natural and good for the environment.

The products contain trace amounts of the psychoactive THC, under 0.3 per cent.

While the European Court of Justice ruled last year this level of THC does not appear to have any negative health impact, these products are effectively banned in Ireland.

JP O’Brien, the co-owner of Little Collins, says the raids make no sense.

"There's an existing disparity in the law that the government are completely ignoring."

He said the "outdated laws" are "causing  massive problems out here in the real world".

Mr O'Brien says there's not enough nuance in the law.

"When the Kilkenny gaurds sent a lab report to Dublin, Dublin confirmed its cannabis"

"But they don't have any provisions for hemp".

The business owner says that products with 0.01% THC and 100% THC will appear the same to the gaurds.

"It's the same product for them."

Despite the raid, gardaí say it is expected products with THC of under 0.3 per cent will soon be made legal in Ireland.


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