You have probably seen the term CBD somewhere in your internet feed or seen CBD stores in your local shopping centers. CBD is blowing up in popularity and if you are like many others, you are curious about how it may benefit you!
Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly known, is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in cannabis plants. Cannabis products containing THC are derived from medical cannabis plants whereas CBD oil is typically derived from industrial hemp plants.
CBD has recently exploded in popularity because it has numerous potential benefits for a multitude of uses for conditions that many people, you and I included, experience. CBD may be effective in treating symptoms and conditions including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, epilepsy, glaucoma, insomnia, muscle spasms, and so much more. It is no wonder that you and many other people want to use it! It is natural, non-habit forming, and incredibly effective. But, because it is derived from cannabis plants, you may be concerned that it is marijuana and will get you high and/or may possibly cause you to fail a drug test.
The Difference Between CBD & Marijuana with THC
It is first important to note that CBD will NOT get you high (insert ‘praise hands’ emoji here!). CBD will not get you high because it does not contain THC (though there are some products that blend the two, those would not be able to be purchased over the counter but, rather, at a dispensary). THC is the chemical responsible for the psychoactive “high” experience had when you ingest/smoke marijuana. So it goes to logic that the next question you might have is – will using CBD oil cause me to fail a drug test?
Will CBD Cause Me to Fail a Drug Test?
We all have lives and certain responsibilities, so it is completely understandable that you would be concerned about failing a drug test at school, work, or as part of an athletic organization. When someone is drug tested, the active component the test is looking for is THC. If no THC is found, you will not fail a drug test (again, insert praise hands emoji here!) But, there are occasions when trace amounts of THC are present in CBD and that could lead to a failed drug test.
How Do I Know if My CBD Oil Has THC In It?
The fact that CBD alone will not cause you to fail a drug test is great news, but it also points to something very important – the source of your CBD oil should be heavily tested, be willing to show documentation of product ingredients, and be a company you trust. This is particularly important because, depending on the source of the cannabis, your CBD oil could contain trace amounts of THC. While you will not get high, it could trigger a false positive.
Fortunately, most CBD products are made from hemp which has almost no THC, rather than marijuana which contains higher concentrations of THC. But, the issue remains that unfortunately, a CBD product may contain a trace amount of THC and you would not know it until the failed drug test comes back.
Like most natural supplements, vitamins, etc., CBD products are not regulated by the FDA. Because of this, CBD companies must be transparent about their manufacturing processes for their products so that the consumer can feel comfortable and confident in using CBD oil.
Does the Type of Drug Test Impact the Outcome?
There are different types of drug tests and the particular type that is used (hair, urine, blood, saliva, etc.) may impact whether or not you fail a drug test after using CBD. Even CBD with trace amounts of THC may not fail a drug test if a hair or saliva test is used because the thresholds are different than those of a blood or urine test.
Choosing CBD Oil Products You Can Trust
At Mix RX, our CBD Oil is 0.0% THC Phytocannabinoid Hemp Oil which makes it an ideal choice for anyone that wants all the benefits of CBD Oil with absolutely 0% THC. Yes – not even trace amounts! It is non-GMO, organically-grown, manufactured in the USA, and completely non-psychoactive. Also, it is naturally-derived which means it contains only naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes to ensure you get the highest-quality product!
The main takeaway is that it is unlikely that CBD will cause you to fail a drug test but, there is a possibility, particularly if you are unsure of the CBD manufacturing process of the products you use. CBD oil can be a life-changing treatment for many people, so choose a company like Mix Rx that you trust to begin experiencing the powerful benefits of CBD oil.