Cannabis oil is on sale in a number of local chemists and health food shops and is in high demand among the community, particularly those in chronic pain.
The product contains cannabidiol (CBD) which was classified as a medicine by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in December 2016. It does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis compound which causes a person to get ‘high’ or ‘stoned’.
“We have stocked cannabis oil for a month,” said Niall Corry, owner and pharmacist in Corry’s Chemist on Enniskillen’s Darling Street, “People are asking for it for pain relief. We had to look into the legalities of it. It is definitely growing in popularity.”
He stressed: “The pharmacist will oversee the sales of cannabis oil so that it is used in the right way.”
Mr. Corry explained that the cannabis oil is being sold