Following the news of the controversial raid on Kilkenny CBD store ‘Little Collins’ Shop’ People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny and Carlow cllr Adrienne Wallace have called for clarity on the present guidelines around CBD products.
TD Gino Kenny who has previously campaigned for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use said, “There is currently a contradiction in how the present laws are interpreted. One state body such as the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority) states that trace amounts of THC can be permissible in CBD products that are sold, while the customs authority go by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 which holds THC in any amount as illegal. The Misuse of Drugs laws need to be amended so they synchronise with the regulations of CBD products as a food supplement.”
Cllr Wallace added “The legal system must keep up to date with the reality on the ground, CBD products are now well known for providing medical relief to people with various ailments and does not produce psychotropic effects. The shop owner and his family at the centre of this are taken the brunt of these irregularities. The minister for Justice needs to weigh in now and set the record straight. These are difficult enough times for people and small businesses and this seems to be a waste of Garda resources.”