CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is 1 of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It is found in more significant quantities in hemp than it is in marijuana. CBD is non-psychoactive and has been found to have a wide range of health benefits.
No. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn?t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and accessories.
Marijuana contains many chemical compounds that create the different characteristics of the plant. Terpenes provide flavors and aromas, while chlorophyll in the leaves makes the plant green ? but the most important chemicals in marijuana are the cannabinoids.
On December 20, 2018 President Donald J. Trump signed into law the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act, otherwise known as the 2018 farm bill. This act contained language specifically inserted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) that completely legalized industrial hemp and ended 80 years of prohibition on the plant. Hemp is now completely exempt from the definition of the controlled substance act (CSA).
Furthermore, the 2018 farm bill clarified the definition of hemp ? often limited to fiber and seed ? to include the entire plant, specifically the floral parts and cannabinoids derived from it. This put into motion the legal framework for the already burgeoning marketplace for hemp and CBD extracts.
The 2018 farm bill also opened up the ability for tribal lands to grow hemp and made provisions for USDA crop insurance and grants.
Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and the most well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.
THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel ?high? after ingesting marijuana.
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
Whether produced by the body or in a plant, these naturally-occurring compounds all interact with the endocannabinoid system.
Following the passage of section 7606 of the 2014 farm bill, Kentucky became the first state to create state sponsored industrial hemp pilot programs. These pilot programs were designed to test the agronomics of the crop, and what it could mean to farmers and processors who want to enter the industry. Citing 5 successful years of growth and an increase of farming salaries in his home state, Senator Mitch McConnell, along with other influential policy makers such as Sen Ron Wyden (OR) determined that it made sense for hemp to be available for farmers to grow legally in all 50 states. The return of this crop to our nations farmers should be heralded as a decree of job creation, economic growth, and innovation.
Many employers require drug tests, so you might be wondering if CBD oil will show up. The answer is not straightforward because many factors affect it, including the compound, dosage, and the test itself. Some situations where drug tests may be required include in the workplace, for athletes, parole, and substance abuse programs.
CBD, also called Cannabidiol, won’t likely show up on a drug test. Drug tests only look for specific cannabinoids, not all of them. However, if you use a full spectrum CBD product, it may contain other cannabinoids that could test positive. We’re not sure which ones yet. To simplify, let’s focus on whether your CBD oil will cause you to fail a drug test.
The drug test can be tricky because there are many things that affect it. These include the type of drug test, different amounts of CBD, and sensitivity levels. Other factors to think about are: does the CBD product have more than just CBD in it? How much and how often is it taken? Your health, like the medicine you take or if you have liver or kidney problems, can also affect the test. And finally, everyone’s body works differently, so metabolism matters too.
The short answer is yes, it is possible to fail a drug test with any CBD product (even isolate CBD). However, there is more to the story. Read on to find out how to navigate the murky waters of drug testing if you use CBD products.
First, let?s consider full-spectrum products. All of Ananda?s products are derived from hemp, which means they have a naturally low level of THC: less than 0.3%. This also means they are perfectly permissible under federal law and, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, the cannabinoids in these products are permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Due to the low level of THC, these products are not considered intoxicating. They won?t get anyone high.
Although unlikely, it is possible that someone could fail a drug screen when using these products. Drug tests look for elevated levels of the intoxicating molecule, THC. The drug test identifies if a THC level is above a particular threshold. If so, it?s considered positive. Theoretically, you could use enough hemp extract and therefore consume enough THC to truly surpass that threshold and trigger a true positive?but it would be pretty difficult. And expensive. (I?ve never observed it, but it?s certainly possible.)
And no, there is no ?magic dose? of CBD oil / hemp extract that you can use and ensure you stay below the THC threshold in a drug screen. Metabolism of THC is highly individualized and depends on many variables, including body composition, activity level, dose, duration of use, etc.
If you get a positive result on a urine or saliva drug screen, ask for a more specific confirmation test, such as a blood test or a hair test. These are more expensive tests, but they are much more accurate. If using a THC-free product, these will show a true negative 100% of the time. If you are using a full-spectrum product with small amounts of THC, these tests will either show a 100% true negative or a small level of THC. This quantification of THC will help differentiate between use of a hemp product vs use of a marijuana product.
AS OF FEBRUARY 2019, A CONFIRMATION TEST HAS SHOWED A 100% TRUE NEGATIVE IN EVERY CASE AT ANANDA WHEN SOMEONE HAS ASKED ME FOR HELP WITH OUR ORIGINAL PRODUCTS. BUT PLEASE KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS WON?T BE THE RESULT FOR EVERYONE. THC IS A CLINGY MOLECULE AND CAN BUILD UP IN YOUR SYSTEM OVER TIME. WE WILL PUBLISH UPDATES ON THIS IF ANYTHING CHANGES AND AS MORE RESEARCH BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Again, everyone’s metabolism is different, and medicines, liver, and kidney function all play roles in determining a positive or negative result. The type of drug test being administered is also a factor. Additionally, the dosage is yet another component in this risk assessment.
“Our products contain less than 0.3% THC and also include an array of rare cannabinoids. However, due to this, we cannot guarantee a negative result on a drug test. If you are concerned about passing a drug test for employment or any other reason, we do not recommend taking our products. There is a possibility of testing positive for THC.”