It is illegal to grow CBD plants in Ireland, even if they contain less than 0.2% THC. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 classifies all parts of the cannabis plant, including CBD, as a controlled drug. This means that it is illegal to cultivate, possess, or sell CBD plants without a license from the Minister for Health.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, it is legal to grow CBD plants for research purposes or for the production of industrial hemp products. However, it is important to note that these exceptions only apply to licensed businesses.
If you are caught growing CBD plants in Ireland, you could face a fine of up to €1,000 or up to six months in prison. You could also have your plants seized and destroyed.