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After 3 police raids, Little Collins is teaming up with the Irish hemp industry to push Ireland to align its CBD laws with the EU’s

An Irish CBD store that’s been raided multiple times by police is receiving an outpouring of community and industry support to change Ireland’s contradictory hemp laws.

On Feb. 5, Little Collins CBD was raided by Ireland’s national police force Garda Síochána, which seized over €10,000 of raw hemp, infused oils, butter and tea products.

It’s the third time in just over two years that undercover officers have come to wipe the shelves clean and question staff at the CBD business, which operates stores in Galway and Kilkenny.

The latest raid has pushed shop owners JP O’Brien and his wife Ide Clancy to a breaking point. The couple has been calling on the public to demand that the Irish health and justice ministries address the issue immediately.

While the Irish health product regulator states that CBD products can be sold in the country if they contain 0.2 per cent of THC or lower, the Garda police and customs authority go by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977, which defines THC in any amount as illegal.

Little Collins has taken its case to the Irish Higher Court in hopes the country’s clashing CBD laws will be amended. The store, along with the hemp industry and progressive politicians, wants to see Ireland’s cannabidiol regulations aligned with current policies put forth by the European Union.

“We are staggered that Garda continue to raid our business,” Little Collins manager Mark Ryan told Mugglehead in an email. “The unethical, aggressive and duplicitous behaviour of the Irish government these last two-and-a-half years is galling to all those witness to it.”

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