WHAT IS CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound found in Hemp and Cannabis plants. CBD is thought to have potential utility for treating a wide range of symptoms and illnesses, including anxiety, inflammation, pain, seizures and even chronic addictions such as alcoholism.

CBD is a Phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of at least 113 identified Cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD can be used in multiple ways including by inhalation of smoke or vaping e- liquid, by mouth in the most common form of CBD oil, in addition to capsules, dried cannabis, hemp tea, or in cream and balms etc.

CBD has no psychoactive effects and is not thought to alter a user’s state of mind. This makes the molecule attractive to those looking to medicate without the “stoned” feelings often associated with THC, particularly with those who suffer from anxiety. CBD is also generally considered to be safe at high doses and has not shown indications of causing dependency. CBD is also being looked at closer at several academic research facilities for its potential anti-cancer properties.The first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis-infused tea to aid with a variety of ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism and gout.

It wasn’t until 1839, when Irish physician and medical researcher, William B. O’Shaughnessy, published a study which investigated the plant’s therapeutic effects, that researchers did begin to consider the medical applications of cannabis. While the Irish researcher may have not realised it then, he had just opened the door towards the discovery of the compounds that would one day be referred to as cannabinoids.

This brings us to the modern age and the possibility that Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (ECDS) could be the cause and rise of so many diseases and illnesses in this day and age.The Endocannabinoid system regulates our body’s homeostasis, a state of harmonic balance where everything works as it should.

After all..When the Cannabis plant was ‘banned’ nearly 100 years ago they essentially removed Cannabinoids from the human diet – in essence what they did was deprive the human race of a what is now widely considered an essential micronutrient, or in simple terms – a Vitamin, that your body needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism… A shocking coincidence?

So the next time you’re at the doctor’s, whether you suffer from a chronic illness, or not, think about asking your doctor what you can do to improve the health of your Endocannabinoid system.. And maybe put some pressure on them to find out!

From oils to capsules, coffee and vaping product, CBD is now wildly popular in Ireland and it is easily available from a wide variety of Irish producers who are taking the hemp industry into the 21st century. One of the pioneers in Ireland is HEMPTURE, who have earned themselves the title of Ireland’s oldest CBD producer, Hempture’s products are organic and of extremely high quality and the most popular in Ireland, another is UHEMP who are considered in the industry as one of the largest wholesalers and white label manufactures with facilities in 3 EU countries including Ireland.

Irish Hemp companies are really safeguarding the credibility of the industry with the high quality of products been released lately. Another playing a big part is EIRLAB, considered the industry leader in Cannabinoid & Hemp analytics in Ireland, they provide a very valuable service to the industry through rigorous quality-standard protocols, they help

cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturers, and consumers prove the consistency, and potency of all products that pass through their labs.

Other Irish Hemp companies certainly worth mentioning are CBD NUTRITION IRELAND NICBD, LOUGH FARM EXTRACTS and last but not least is HempBrewCo.ie. The Hemp Brew Co introduced Ireland’s first Hemp infused beverage in 2018 – Hemp gin, has been a labour of love with years of development, Brewing in the Ireland has a very long history and prestigious reputation, Hemp has had a recent revival and they have combined the both with expertise to bring a refreshing and exciting evolution in micro brewing, and with its private release to select Irish hotels, restaurants and private residences in early 2018 the introduction to new markets has been inevitable.

When buying CBD products in Ireland we suggest only purchase products that are IIHA APPROVED. The Irish Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) is a non-profit entity created provide quality assurance and its plays a fundamental role in promoting Hemp to the consumer within Ireland. The IIHA operates a series of quality assurance schemes for the CBD and Hemp industry. Their schemes are built on best practice in cultivation from seed to shelf and is a really very helpful indicator of quality hemp products in Ireland.

For the largest selection of Irish Hemp products we suggest you visit HEMPLAND in Dublin 1, Their new flagship store is just 100 meters from Jervis St LUAS stop and have just opened to the public. Hempland are platinum stockist for Hempture and have been appointed main distributor for uhemp, they stock a massive range of products and concentrate 100% on Irish producers that are IIHA approved. With a 200k investment in store fit-out alone they have really made something special. They have CBD and hemp sampling all day of every product they stock so you can try before you buy, also now serving the famous Hempture CBD coffee and Hemp tea. Dont forget to check out their new Hempland 25mg CBD vape e-liquid which has gained a massive following among vaping aficionados since its launch. For more information visit www.Hempland.ie