Within the last few years, the popularity of CBD or cannabidiol has been on the rise. From fruity gummies, chocolates and drinks to beauty products like bath bombs and lotions, products containing CBD extract are readily accessible. Users want to know if these products will get them in trouble. Whether it’s for a random work drug test or onboarding for a new job, it’s important to understand if there are consequences to regular CBD use.
Hemp plants and marijuana plants are varieties of the cannabis genus. For CBD to be considered hemp-derived, it must contain less than 0.3% THC.
CBD derived from hemp plants is the kind that is legal as opposed to marijuana derived CBD. Assuming that the CBD a user purchased is sourced form hemp, it then splits into two types: CBD isolate and Full Spectrum CBD oil. This classification is determined by the way the CBD oil is extracted and refined. CBD itself is one of many active chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. CBD isolate contains only CBD with no other compounds. Full Spectrum CBD Oils, on the other hand, contain other active plant compounds, including THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
In theory, if you are purchasing high-quality CBD products, it does not matter whether you purchase treats or personal products infused with CBD isolate or Full Spectrum CBD. As mentioned, both should contain less than 0.3% THC.
0.3% THC is a trace amount. To put this in perspective, marijuana contains anywhere from 5% to 35% THC.
It’s very important to be cognizant of where you purchase CBD products and read labels. One way that you can fail a drug test is if you consume CBD products that contain large amounts of THC. Luckily, even if you do this, you should be able to feel the psychoactive effects (Other than mood elevation and slight euphoria) and realize you consumed more THC than intended. Purchasing CBD from a reputable company or in person at a store with positive reviews is the best way to avoid this.
Something to note is that drug tests do not test for CBD; they test for THC, specifically THC-COOH, the metabolite for THC. A standard drug test will show a positive result for over 50 nanograms THC-COOH. This includes saliva, urine, blood and hair tests.THC-COOH Chemical Compund
This is much more THC than legal CBD products contain. You would test positive only if you consumed substantially higher than recommended doses of CBD. For example, 1500mg or more of CBD a day. Following the dosage recommendations on your products will keep your intake in check.
There are specific CBD drug tests that test for CBD metabolites however this is extremely rare. It would be costly for employers to administer a CBD drug test in addition to their standard drug tests. In the rare case that this happens, you can always fall back on the law. CBD is legal in all 50 US states and is no longer classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
One of the many benefits of shopping at Hemped NYC is that all the products manufactured by Hemped NYC have a QR code on the back of each packaging. This scannable QR code will lead you to 3rd party lab testing results, which provide a detailed description of the products contents. These lab test result come from a 3rd party lab that has no affiliation with Hemped NYC whatsoever, so that you can be sure that these tests are precisely accurate and have your mind at ease.