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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C
FSAI Some of the affected products.
# high alert
CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC
THC is the active ingredient which gets users high.

SEVERAL CBD PRODUCTS in Ireland are being recalled because they contain too much THC – the active ingredient in cannabis which makes users experience highs. 

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said the affected products range from food supplements to bottles of CBD oil which customers take by placing drops under their tongue. 

Brand names of the recalled products are CannabiGold, Canapol and The Healing Stone, Phyto+ and The Herb Stone. 

The FSAI found that “unsafe Levels of delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were detected in certain batches of CBD” and they were being immediately recalled. 

The cannabis plant contains a range of cannabinoids – some of which are psychoactive. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is psychoactive and is considered a narcotic.

In Ireland, THC is controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977.

A spokesperson for the FSAI said: “Distributors are requested to withdraw the product from the market. Retailers are requested to remove the products from sale. Food businesses that have sold the implicated batches of the implicated CBD products to consumers must display a point-of-sale notice in store and on websites if sold online, to inform consumers that the implicated batches of these CBD products are being recalled and the reason why.”

A full list of the recalled products can be found here

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