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Will I test positive if I use marijuana (cannabidiol) oil?

Here are a few things that you need to know before you can fully understand the answer.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from cannabis and is different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gets people stoned.

The 2018 farm bill signed by President Trump effectively legalized CBD products with less than .3% THC.

According to experts, it would be nearly impossible to fail a drug test using products with less than .3% THC.

At the same time, the FDA has not given approval to most forms of CBD so things are in kind of regulatory limbo.  The only FDA approved CBD product is Epidiolex which is used to treat seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy.  Period.

In a lab analysis, it is easy to differentiate between CBD and THC metabolites.  So, what is the answer?  I am getting there.

CBD oil containing products are not regulated in the United States.  This means that no one is ensuring that the THC level stays under .3%.  The Journal of the American Medical Association tested a variety of CBD oils and found out that 43% had more THC in them than labelled!!

Answer:  If you’re taking CBD oils with less than .3% you should have no problems.  If you are taking a CBD product that is “contaminated” with THC you may have an issue.  A wide variety of CBD containing products are available from oils to lotions, even gummy candies.  Wonder whom they are marketing these gummy candies to?

Bonus information.  Five industry sectors with the highest positives.

  1. Health & social assistance
  2. Public admin
  3. Construction
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Accommodation & food services

National Safety Council (NSC) survey found:

  1. 70% of employers are affected by prescription drugs in the workplace
  2. 76% do not offer training to spot signs of abuse
  3. 81% lack a comprehensive drug-free workplace policy
  4. 41% of those employers that test, fail to test for synthetic opioids

I hope that you put this information to use.  So much is at stake.

 

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