A question we are often asked at Hemp Essentials is: “Will I test positive for THC on a drug screen from cbd oil?” This of course is a valid concern for many, as THC is still identified as a schedule 1 drug by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. In addition, many employers routinely test their employees for this substance.
To answer this question, we first need to look at a few differences between the hemp plant, which is legal in all states, and the marijuana plant, which is only recreationally legal in ten states and medically legal in 33 states.
The Difference Between CBD & THC
Full Spectrum CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant, which is a species of cannabis not to be confused with marijuana (another species of cannabis which contains high amounts of THC, a psychoactive compound). Industrial hemp is classified as legal because the plant only contains up to .3% THC, which is not enough to cause any psychoactive effects if taken as advised.
CBD oil is a fat-soluble compound, meaning the length of time someone would take to process the substance out of their body varies widely based on a few factors: body weight, diet, metabolism and amount of use. Drug screens are generally looking for the THC compound, not CBD. Because full spectrum CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC though, there is always a chance this could trigger a positive result.
CBD Oil Today
As popular culture becomes more aware of the benefits of CBD oil, one would hope that this natural, non-addictive substance will be recognized as an acceptable product by employers as well as the US Government.
Here’s a few pointers for protecting yourself from a positive THC drug screen result:
- Make sure your CBD supplier offers access to an updated 3rd party cannabinoid profile test. You have every right to know exactly what is contained in the product you are purchasing and putting into your body. A supplier that cannot provide this information may raise some concerns about the quality of their product. Always choose a supplier that can freely give this information.
- There is a chance that low quality tinctures may contain more than .3% THC. This is more common in states where marijuana is legal, as CBD may be extracted from marijuana as opposed to hemp. THC contamination is also possible, though not likely. Therefore, again, you need to have access to the company’s cannabinoid profile test results.
- Lastly, it goes without saying that second hand exposure to THC through those around you can also cause a positive test result. So, if you are trying to pass a drug screen, avoid close encounters with anyone smoking or vaping marijuana.
Hemp Essentials: In Summary
At Hemp Essentials, we work directly with a PhD Chemist and our farmer to provide a superior product, extracted using the supercritical CO2 process to achieve optimal refinement and preservation of results consistent to every batch. We offer a 100% organic and lab tested product with additional testing to show no pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, bacterial contaminates, mold or yeast.
We do not have any products that contain a CBD isolate and we do not use any fillers or preservatives. Hemp Essentials uses our own formula, we are not one of many companies selling a white labeled product from an international supplier. Our hemp is grown locally in Lawrenceburg, KY and extracted in Louisville, KY. Each drop of our oil contains 2.4MGs of full spectrum, pure golden CBD oil.
Hemp Essential’s goal is to provide not only a high-quality product but also to share as much information on our products and CBD in general, allowing everyone to make an informed decision on whether or not CBD oil is a solution for them. We take pride in our customer service and we back our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you have any questions or would just like to provide us with feedback, we would love to hear from you!