Do CBD oils have THC? Can CBD cause you to fail a drug test?

These are a couple of questions people have been asking lately. Here’s the answer:

Industrial hemp plants, including the ones we grow on our farm, have naturally occurring compounds called cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) is the one we specifically select our plants to produce, and THC is also naturally present in these plants at low levels.

As licensed growers, we rigorously select and test our crop, as well as third-party test our oils, to be under the federal legal limit of .3% THC. At this level, THC does not produce a psychoactive effect.

For comparison’s sake, recreational marijuana that people seek for the psychoactive effect has 10% to 30% THC.

When you consume CBD oil orally (under your tongue), it acts quickly by entering your blood stream. This helps you receive the benefits of better sleep, less pain or lower anxiety quickly. Because it enters your blood stream, it is possible for that tiny amount of THC to show up on a urine drug test.

How can this impact you?

If you are subject to drug testing for any reason, particularly if you hold a CDL, be aware of the risk that consuming CBD products orally could cause a positive drug test result.

What about THC-free CBD?

There are some products on the market that are “THC-free.” Ours is not one of them. We choose to offer “full-spectrum” plant products because that trace amount of THC activates the benefits of the CBD for many people, making it more effective.

CBD without that tiny bit of THC is significantly less effective for many people.

What about using other forms of CBD, like the salves and bath bombs?

Our salves and bath bombs are considered topical products, so they provide on-site pain relief without entering the blood stream. Therefore, the risk is much lower that use of topical forms of CBD would cause a positive drug test.

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