As research and legislations across the globe increasingly support CBD, CBD-based inquiries have spiked.
This article seeks to answer one of the recent concerns among CBD users – Will CBD show up in my drug test?
Typically, CBD, in itself, won’t ruin a typical drug test. However, during extraction, CBD may come with trace amounts of THC – the widely prohibited compound in the cannabis plant.
So, if your CBD product contains too much THC, you may come out dirty on your drug test.
This could be tricky since the CBD market is widely unregulated by the FDA. The poor regulation makes it difficult to tell which product contains what. In a bid to cash out from the fast-rising CBD industry, most CBD products are fraudulently labeled.
For instance, a 2017 survey that sampled 84 CBD products shows that 21 percent of the products contain more THC than the labels say. In the case of Mary Jane's CBD products, look for the labels marked THC Free.
Before you order or go home with any CBD product, be sure of the hemp source and the extraction process. These factors, to no small extent, may determine the THC content of the product.
However, to come out clean on your drug test, before you invest in any CBD product, here are tips to note:
Since validating these claims may be difficult, the CBD industry has adopted the third-party-lab testing standard. Basically, the test helps verify the claims on CBD product labels. All of Mary Jane's products have been lab tested, and you can view the reports here.
So, among other checks, insist on seeing the product’s third-party lab test result. If you find it, you can take what the label says. If you don’t, check the next product.
Now, let’s examine, quickly, the different forms of CBD and its influence on your drug test…
CBD products are usually grouped into one of the following:
Full-spectrum CBD contains all the naturally occurring compounds in the hemp plant – including THC. Legal full-spectrum products may, however, have no more than the legal .3 percent THC benchmark.
However, it can be difficult to tell which product adheres to the legal limits and which does not.
Besides, at extreme doses, these trace CBD levels in full-spectrum CBD products may accumulate to cause a dent on your drug test.
As with full spectrum, this extract contains all compounds in the hemp plant – except THC. THC compound is filtered out of broad-spectrum CBD, leaving behind all other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids.
Put merely, broad-spectrum CBD is full-spectrum CBD minus THC.
As the name suggests, this is an isolated CBD. That means CBD isolate is CBD in its purest form – without any other plant matter.
If you seek the sole benefits of CBD –without the terpenes, flavonoids, and all other compounds in the hemp plant – this CBD-only form is your best bet. Of course, with isolates, no drug test scares whatsoever.
Typically, drug tests screen for THC – the high causing compound – not CBD. Although test requester may demand CBD screening, it is most unlikely, particularly across CBD friendly states.
So, will CBD show up on my drug test? It shouldn’t.
However, remember that the CBD industry is widely unregulated. So it may be hard to be sure what you’re buying.
The best way to avoid THC and its resultant effect on your upcoming test, prefer CBD isolate product with a third-party lab test.
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For many, CBD and THC are the only useful compounds in the hemp plant. Wrong!
A reminder – while CBD is widely known for its potential therapeutic gains, THC offers similar benefits. However, the latter is responsible for the high linked to marijuana consumption.
Although CBD and THC are the predominant naturally-occurring chemical in hemp, research has exposed over 120 more compounds in the same hemp plant.
More intriguing, each of these compounds has its independent therapeutic potentials – just like THC and CBD.
Among these compounds, CBG has inspired a handful of researches, more so, with promising results.
Interestingly, although CBG occurs in minute concentration in the hemp plant, it is called ‘mother of all cannabinoids.’
Although tricky, it’s possible to convince your granny to try CBD oil. If you’re wondering how, there’s a smart way around it.
Be smooth as much as possible, debunk all the misconceptions, and make them understand how they can benefit from it.
Note – just as you most likely queried when you heard CBD the first time, be ready for their questions.
While these sound pretty easy on texts, it isn’t entirely so in practice.
Of course, it sounds daunting. But these steps should help you win
How do I explain what CBD is?
To your old folks, you’d have to break down facts:
Hemp is a variant of cannabis Sativa, which is specially bred for its industrial benefits.
CBD is one of over one hundred compounds found in this hemp plant. While CBD may also occur in our everyday plants like kale and broccoli, they are predominantly in hemp.
Indeed, CBD is everywhere and in everything. But you shouldn't buy just any CBD-labeled product from just anywhere.
While CBD has shown great potentials for several health conditions, the wrong product might ruin your whole expectation – and, worse, leave you sick.
Many so-called CBD manufacturers do not regard consumer's health and satisfaction. They have one SOLE purpose – defraud unsuspecting customers and cash out on the fast-growing CBD market. Ultimately, consumers, particularly newbies, bear the brunt of such shady practices.
To get the best out of your CBD products, these tips should help: