CBD Oil has become quite popular in Ireland, due to its positive effects in relation to pain, inflammation, headaches and other conditions. In Ireland, CBD is not included in the list of illegal drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act. CBD can be legally bought and sold if it doesn’t contain THC. However, due to the Novel Food status of hemp products, many of them have been taken off the shelves. There are a number of CBD stores, such as Ceelabb CBD Store or CBD Relieve Ireland, in the Dublin area where you can buy various CBD products. You can also enjoy delicious CBD in an edible or drinks in places, such as The Hemp Kitchen or Xico Dublin. There is even Dr. Hemp Me, an Irish brand that produces full and broad-spectrum CBD oils, gummies and capsules.
As the wellness industry is thriving, products like CBD are reaching all corners of the globe. With a population of around 1.4 million people, Dublin is no exception. Situated on the east coast of Ireland, Dublin has a rich history, thought to have originated in the form of a Viking settlement in around 841. It is famous for its friendly inhabitants who are always up for some ‘craic’ (Irish slang for fun) and attracts around 5 million tourists each year with sites like Trinity College, which was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth the 1st, Christ Church Cathedral, and Dublin Castle. Beyond its historical sites, Dublin has a vibrant nightlife and caters to all types of shoppers with a variety of department stores, markets, and boutiques.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of history and tourism, leisure and shopping, CBD is now finding its place in Dublin. Whether you’re a born and bred Dubliner, or if it’s your first time in the city, this is our guide on what to look out for and where to find CBD in Dublin.
Dublin CBD Map
Start from the beginning – what is CBD?
Before we dive into Dublin’s CBD spots, let’s quickly remind ourselves of the key CBD facts that everyone should know. First up, CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is a non-intoxicating constituent of the cannabis plant. This means that CBD is not associated with the mind-altering ‘high’ that is traditionally associated with cannabis consumption, which is instead caused by THC.
Secondly, CBD is increasingly being investigated and associated with a range of beneficial, health-promoting effects. Although current findings are still growing and developing, a significant body of research to date has found that CBD can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, insomnia and sleep disturbances, chronic pain, skin conditions, and more. Given that CBD has few side-effects and is safe to consume (the WHO has stated that CBD ‘is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile’), many have turned to CBD as a natural remedy. As findings are growing and the industry expands, CBD products are becoming more and more prevalent and are finding a prominent spot in the modern movement towards wellness.
If you haven’t come across CBD products before, they come in all shapes and sizes. CBD can be isolated completely from all the other components of the cannabis or hemp plant; alternatively, it is also available THC-free versions, where other beneficial compounds (mainly other cannabinoids as well as terpenes) are retained. Finally, there are also CBD products which have not undergone any additional refinement steps, in which THC is still potentially present at low levels. Most commonly, CBD is found in its oil form, which can be taken orally, added to food or drink, or even applied topically directly onto the skin. Beyond oil, CBD is now being added to premade CBD drinks and edibles, can be seen in lotions and creams, and there are even specialised CBD vape oils for any vapers keen to inhale their CBD. Whatever you’re looking to use it for, there’s a CBD product out there somewhere that will suit you and your lifestyle needs.
Last, but by no means least, on our whistle-stop tour of CBD is a peek into its legal status and how it is regulated. Many of you might be wondering where CBD is on the legal spectrum, given cannabis’ status and reputation. The good news is that CBD is entirely legal in Ireland; as it is not intoxicating it does not fall under the Misuse of Drugs Legislation, and so provided the CBD product does not contain THC it does not require a Ministerial License. European Law states that CBD products are legal, providing their THC content is less than 0.2%.
The flip-side of its legality is that the CBD industry is currently still a largely unregulated space. As a result, there are many companies out there selling unreliable or even unsafe products. Thankfully, consumer-facing CBD producers are out there, but it’s up to you to make sure you sort the good from the bad. Our top tip is to always look out for a Certificate of Analysis (or COA) carried out by an unbiased third party. This will confirm both presence and amount of the desired cannabinoid constituents of a product as well as the absence of harmful toxins or chemicals, and so is the gold standard for ensuring that a product is reliable and safe.
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Dr. Hemp Me CBD Oil
Located in the heart of Dublin, Dr. Hemp Me aims to bring you the most potent CBD oil in Ireland. Although they don’t have a physical store and are online-only, their customer service is second to none. Their instant chat option is very responsive and usually answered by the owner Brian. All shipments are sent out the same day once the order comes in before 3pm and usually the product arrives the next day.
Dr. Hemp Me offer a wide range of products including Full & Broad Spectrum CBD Oil with strengths going up to 40% or 4000mg of CBD. For customers who do not like the taste of CBD oil they also have gummy and capsule options.
Best of all Dr. Hemp Me offer free samples of their Full Spectrum CBD oil, which is perfect for customers who are not sure about taking CBD. All you have to do is pay for the shipping and Dr Hemp Me will send you a free 1 mil sample of their 10% Full Spectrum CBD Oil.
All Dr. Hemp Me products come with lab reports. You can find them on each product page and they also have a dedicated lab tests page.
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Shops for your on-the-go CBD fix
The Hemp Company Dublin
167 Capel St, North City, Dublin, D01 V225, Ireland
167 Capel Street is where you will find the lime-green facade of The Hemp Company Dublin’s store, located just off the River Liffey. With a clever name that is shortened to ‘THC’, this store is the heart of CBD in Dublin. With informed and friendly staff, and with what is likely one of the largest collections of high-quality CBD brands in Ireland, this is the place to go if you’re looking for variety. Stocking everything from CBD products, foods, vaporisers and even clothes, they’re sure to have you covered. Definitely check out their stylish and comfortable Hemp clothes collection, something that isn’t easy to find! Their latest product additions include CBD chocolate for after-dinner cravings and Hemp fibre masks so that you can protect yourself and others from COVID-19 sustainably and comfortably. Founded in 1999 The Hemp Company Dublin was around long before CBD became trendy, so will definitely be able to provide you with reliable information when it comes to picking a CBD product for you. Keep reading to hear more about the drinks options that you can find below the store in The Hemp Kitchen, later in this article.
Ceelabb CBD Store
62 Dromard Rd, Drimnagh, Dublin, D12 WY82, Ireland
Slightly further from the city centre is the Ceelabb CBD store, should you find yourself in the Landsdowne Valley for some golf, this is right around the corner. With different flavours of CBD oils, CBD vapes, CBD wax melts and even a beanie for the really hardcore CBD fans, this store is also a great place to get some CBD goodies.
CBD Relieve Ireland
Jervis Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland
With two stores in the Jervis and Stephen’s Shopping Centres in Dublin CBD Relieve is perfect if you’re already en route running errands or doing a spot of shopping. With a variety of CBD cosmetics, tinctures and vape products, this is a great option if you’re looking for CBD for skincare or other topical applications. Their specialised creams and lotions cover a variety of uses and needs, from after-sun moisturising to reducing the appearances of blemishes and ageing, and their collection even includes a CBD Infused eye serum.
Cafes and Bars for a relaxing CBD break
Before we dive straight in, if you haven’t tried CBD in an edible or drinks format before, there are a few differences to CBD oils to be aware of. Firstly, the time it takes for CBD to absorb and have its effects when consumed and digested is longer when compared to when it is taken sublingually (when oil is placed under the tongue and left to absorb for 2-3minutes) or vaped. When consumed in edibles, CBD has a more slow-release, long-lasting effect, so depending on what kind of CBD release you’re looking for, this could be perfect or you might want to stick to other CBD delivery systems. In addition to taking longer to absorb, drinking or eating CBD also has a lower bioavailability than other methods, where bioavailability is simply the amount of CBD that is successfully absorbed into the bloodstream and can then have its desired effect. This is not to say that you shouldn’t try taking CBD in the forms of edibles or drinks, but rather to draw your attention to some of the qualities CBD has in these formats so that you can evaluate whether or not this is the right product or formulation for you.
If you’re looking for CBD integrated into a calming coffee break or want to adventure into the world of CBD-infused food, look no further as here’s our shortlist of the best places to find edible and drinkable CBD products in Dublin.
The Hemp Kitchen
167 Capel St, North City, Dublin, D01 V225, Ireland
If you’ve explored The Hemp Company’s store and found yourself a product to take home, make sure to check out The Hemp Kitchen situated below the store. You’re sure to have worked up a thirst from all the shopping upstairs, and The Hemp Kitchen offers organic, healthy drinks, so you don’t have to feel guilty while you grab a short break. They are also a zero-waste business and are committed to using entirely biodegradable or easy-to-recycle packaging.
There’s both CBD and non-CBD options in the form of smoothies, coffees and more. Try their Organic Cold Pressed juices for a quick refreshing pick-me-up, for something more substantial why not order an Organic Vegan Smoothie. If you’re in need of some caffeine, there’s a whole selection of coffees to explore, including CBD and Hemp options. If you’re looking for a something truly unique, why not try adding one of their ‘Hemp juice cubes’ to your drink for only one euro more!
143 Baggot Street Lower, Saint Peter’s, Dublin 2, D02 PH39, Ireland
If you’re a night owl that loves a lively atmosphere, we’re here to let you know that, in Dublin, you can even get your CBD fix on a night out! Xico Dublin, self-described as an ‘underground Mexican-style party cavern’ now offers CBD cocktails. You can choose between the CBD Colada and the CBD Mojito, or simply add CBD to existing cocktails on the menu such as the El Gato Negro (made with raspberry, lime juice, fresh mint and ginger ale) and the Verde Mexicano (which is a mix of apple juice, kiwi, lime and sugar). Note that none of these cocktails contain alcohol, so you can grab a CBD cocktail (or two) and relax any day of the week! CBD cocktails are a great way to benefit from the stress-relieving benefits of CBD and indulge in a drink and some time to unwind, without any alcohol-induced side-effects.
Looking to vape CBD?
Vaping and E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular over the last few years, marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking. Vape devices now exist in all shapes and sizes, and the lists of vape flavours in some stores are seemingly endless. As CBD has joined vaping as a hot new trend, it’s not surprising that the two have been combined and that CBD vape juices, also known as CBD vape oils, have emerged as the latest CBD format. Vaping CBD also has benefits over other CBD absorption or consumption methods, namely that the inhalation of CBD increases its bioavailability, which means that a greater amount of CBD can be successfully and efficiently absorbed by the body.
The Hemp Company also sells CBD vape products, but if you’re an experienced vaper or if you’re looking for greater choice and perhaps to top up on some other flavours too, here’s our top tip for a dedicated vape store where you can also find CBD products.
12 Talbot St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 FY91, Ireland
With a super central location only a 10-minute walk from Trinity College and 20 minutes from Dublin Castle the Ecirette Megastore is easily added to a sightseeing tour as a post-culture pitstop. Experts on all things vaping, this is a great spot to get some advice and help if your undecided or unsure about anything. Make sure to take advantage of their huge range of products, including their terpene and unflavoured CBD vape liquids.
The last stop
Last stop – your endocannabinoid system! Abbreviated to ECS, the endocannabinoid system is a bodily system primarily involved in regulating a variety of processes in the central nervous system, immune system and metabolism. It is composed of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters, and cannabinoid receptors which bind endocannabinoids and are involved in regulating downstream processes. Cannabinoids like CBD interact with the various constituents of our ECS, and through this interaction achieve anxiety relief, pain relief, and all the other effects that CBD is now being linked to.
Hopefully, your Dublin explorations have culminated in some CBD reaching your ECS, and you can profit from its varied benefits!
That concludes our tour of Dublin’s CBD spots. As CBD is increasingly cropping up in stores and menus everywhere, Dublin and Ireland’s CBD industry is sure to grow. Keep scouting out and exploring new products, cafes and restaurants to find your go-to CBD spot!
Verified by a health professional
Anastasiia Myronenko is a Medical Physicist actively practicing in one of the leading cancer centers in Kyiv, Ukraine. She received her master’s degree in Medical Physics at Karazin Kharkiv National University and completed Biological Physics internship at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany. Anastasiia Myronenko specializes in radiation therapy and is a fellow of Ukrainian Association of Medical Physicists.