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Last month
February 2023
# Dublin
Three children hospitalised after eating suspected cannabis jellies
The children became ill after consuming the jellies at a premises in west Dublin on Sunday.
Last year
# Cannabis
Test action challenging ban on products containing THC opens
The chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive constituent of cannabis.
# Food Safety
Dozens of cannabis-derived products recalled since 2021, with newer CBD items seen as 'problematic'
CBD oil and hemp whiskey are among products which have been recalled.
The FSAI has so far issued recalls on 90 different CBD products since 2019, Stephen McDermott writes.
The authority has found many products containing THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Affected products include CBD oil, CBD paste, hemp juice powder, hemp tea, food supplements and even hemp whiskey and gin.
All time
# Recall
FSAI recalls food supplements due to unsafe levels of THC
THC is the active ingredient in cannabis which gets users high.
# high alert
CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC
THC is the active ingredient which gets users high.
# Intension Premium Quality
All batches of hemp oil product being recalled due to unsafe THC levels
THC is the active substance in cannabis which results in a high.
# Dublin
Two children (aged 3 and 4) hospitalised after eating suspected cannabis jellies
A person, who is not related to the children, is assisting gardaí in Coolock with their enquiries.
Blindboy Boatclub: If you're against cannabis in Ireland, you're against safe cannabis
The artist, author and podcaster asks if we should reconsider the prohibition model when it comes to cannabis use.
Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce depressive and anxiety symptoms, study finds
Writing in the Lancet Psychiatry, however, the lead author says the results shouldn’t be taken as meaning single doses of THC will lead to severe disorders.
Death toll from vaping-related lung injury in US rises to 26 as health officials name mystery illness
Earlier this week, a 17-year-old became the youngest person to die from the illness.
# medical cannabis
Vera Twomey stopped at Dublin Airport attempting to bring medicinal cannabis into the country
Twomey said she declared the medication and it was confiscated by customs officials.
Your 6 big questions about medicinal cannabis in Ireland... answered
Vera Twomey can’t access medicinal cannabis for her daughter, but legislation is on the way.
Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'
Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.
# Legalised
The positives and negatives: How marijuana affects your brain and body
While there are recreational uses and recognised medical applications of the drug, it can also be damaging to our bodies and minds.
# the science bit
How you get high: What marijuana does to your brain
Leave aside the legal/illegal debate right now – if you do smoke weed, do you know exactly how it works on the body?
# medical cannabis
Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry
The medical cannabis industry is expanding in Israel – fuelled by medical research, government encouragement, and liberal religious and secular attitudes.