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If so, we are looking to hear from you! A fourth-year B. Applied Food Science and Nutrition student in St. Angela’s College, Sligo is researching the perceptions of CBD oil from the perspective of people living with MS as part of their final year research project. As a part of their project they have created a survey and need to obtain as many responses as possible from people living with MS in Ireland. You do not need to have any previous knowledge of CBD oil, or have used it in the past to complete this survey, we are just looking to get a clearer image of your perceptions and feelings toward CBD oil.

If you have any queries or issues regarding the survey please feel free to contact the following email [email protected]

What is CBD oil?

Are you currently living in Ireland and have a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

CBD is gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies suggesting it may ease some symptoms of ailments e.g. chronic pain and anxiety.

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD Oil is derived from the cannabis plant. The CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and is then diluted with an oil such as flax, hemp or coconut oil. CBD oil is legal in Ireland once it contains 0% THC. THC is short for Tetrahydrocannabinol and is the chemical responsible for marijuana’s physiological effects. With the THC extracted, CBD Oil can be used safely and legally in Ireland.

Cannabis is made up of compounds called cannabinoids. The main ones studied for their therapeutic effect are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which gets you ‘high’, and cannabidiol (CBD), which doesn’t.

Depending on the type, the main ways you take it are by smoking, vapourising (breathing in after heating it) or eating it in things like cakes.

Different types of cannabis

It’s not against the law to have these products if they only have CBD in them (and no THC). (Reference 2)

You can’t be sure how strong cannabis is when you buy it illegally or what it might be mixed with. So its effects might not always be the same. As well as the effects you might want, cannabis can cause less welcome changes:

Smoking cannabis mixed with tobacco has the well-known risks of tobacco smoking but has extra risks for people with MS. Smoking tobacco can: