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A Cannabis Oil Shop Has Opened in Ireland

Plant Farmacy said it expects to create 60 jobs within the next 18 months.

The company has plans to open 15 more of its kind. 

Northern Ireland’s first dedicated high street store to sell only cannabis-based products has opened in Belfast city centre today.

The CBD Farmacy – located on Rosemary Street – is a standalone store dedicated exclusively to selling cannabis oil and premium cannabidiol (CBD) products.

It stocks CBD (Cannabidiol) products at various strengths including sublingual oil drops, tinctures, capsules, pastes and other edibles as well as creams, balms, e-liquids and suppositories.

In-house treatment rooms will also offer the first CBD oil massage in Northern Ireland.

The family-owned CBD Farmacy plans to open 15 stores across the north within the next 18 months. It also plans to expand into the Republic and will open its first store in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, within the next month.

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 known active substances called cannabinoids found in the cannabis family of plants. CBD is derived from the hemp plant and is non-psychoactive.

The sale of CBD has been legal across the UK since 2016 and high profile advocates include actress Jennifer Aniston, who takes it for pain, stress and anxiety and Back to the Future actor, Michael J Fox, who uses it help with his Parkinson's disease.

Closer to home, Vera Twomey worked tirelessly to obtain a special license to grant the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil to help alleviate the symptoms of her daughter's Dravet Syndrome. 

CBD Farmacy managing director, Brian Geraghty said the new shop is devoted to making high-quality CBD accessible to people so they experience its benefits.

"The CBD Farmacy’s range offers full-spectrum oils which contain not just CBD, but other useful phyto-cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids which work together in synergy," he said.

"We produce our products locally and provide oils that are organic, non-GMO, vegan-friendly and derived by supercritical extraction methods which produce the purest oils."

"The CBD Farmacy makes strict brand promises that our products are of a consistently high quality and we will display a full lab analysis showing a detailed cannabinoid profile for each range and batch of oils. This proves authenticity but also aids reliable dosing," Mr Geraghty added.

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