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Mr Cleere said they have had “lots of positive feedback from lots of customers, of all ages, including those in their mid-80s, who have bought it and use it for a variety of reasons”.

The Bill, sponsored by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, was passed by the the Dáil after the Government said it would not oppose it. It proposes the establishment of a “cannabis regulation authority” to provide for the licensing of the supply of cannabis for medicinal use.

To be sold legally, the products have to be free of THC – tetrahydrocannabinol – the psychoactive compound found in illegal cannabis herb and resin.

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“The sales have been astronomical,” said Mr Cleere, who is also a biochemist and nutritional therapist.

“It’s not marijuana oil. If you come in with the intention of getting stoned off it, you can’t. This is essentially hemp. It’s a first cousin of marijuana, but they then branch off, as one has THC and the other one doesn’t.”

Cillin Cleere, the proprietor of Eats of Eden on Thomas Street in Limerick city, said their cannabis oil products were now among their 10 best-selling products since they began stocking a variety of products four months ago.

Department of Health officials told the committee last month that a monitored programme for sufferers of certain medical conditions could be in place by autumn.

To be sold legally the products have to be free of THC – the psychoactive compound found in illegal cannabis herb and resin.

The Law Society at the University of Limerick also hosted a talk on Monday night on whether cannabis should be legalised for medical purposes.

‘Astronomical’ demand for products, says health food store proprietor

“It’s not marijuana oil. If you come in with the intention of getting stoned off it, you can’t. This is essentially hemp. It’s a first cousin of marijuana, but they then branch off, as one has THC and the other one doesn’t.”

She has said that her daughter Ava, age seven, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome, has seen the number and severity of her seizures reduced due to Charlotte’s Web – a CBD-based cannabis treatment.

“These products are labelled and sold as a food supplement. It is illegal to make any medical claim regarding food supplements in Ireland, but these products have incredible health benefits,” he told the Limerick Leader.

At Eats of Eden health food store in Limerick, staff were keeping a close eye on the global cannabis trend. They could see that cannabidiol was making huge waves in the US and Canada. It was seen as a legal alternative to marijuana and there were claims it was beneficial for a plethora of health problems — from epilepsy to pain, anxiety to sleep difficulties.

“We knew it would ripple over to Ireland, that it would take off here,” says Eats of Eden proprietor Cillín Cleere, a nutritional therapist with a degree in biochemistry and one of the first to stock it in Ireland.

Limerick-based GP Raymond O’Connor, a senior research fellow in the department of general practice Graduate Entry Medical School at UL, says there’s anecdotal evidence that CBD helps with spasticity in MS, nausea caused by chemotherapy, and in severe epilepsy.

He says some CBD oils will contain significant amounts of cannabidiol, but adds there’s huge variability among the different oils and some of the preparations may have too much or too little cannabidiol. “The oils can vary from batch to batch, from seller to seller. What you buy in a pharmacy in Cork could be very different to what you might buy in a health food store in Galway.”

So why would you buy it? Finn points to a top three of disorders where the greatest weight of evidence for CBD benefit currently exists. “Inflammatory pain is one of the key disorders that CBD has been proposed for — such as low back pain and arthritic pain. Another key disorder where there is some published evidence for efficacy is childhood epilepsy. And there’s some limited evidence that CBD could be useful for psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders.”