The trace amounts of THC in Hemp oil and CBD products are not sufficient to produce any side effects. This is because, as mentioned, Hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC and will not result in any psychoactive side.
We, therefore, recommend that you discuss CBD use with an employer before using any Hemp derived products. Alternatively, you may want to select a CBD isolate product since this is the only form of CBD that removes all traces of THC.
Although Hemp oil is legally permitted, the trace amounts of THC in this product can result in a positive drug test. Currently, drug tests cannot distinguish between legal CBD and illegal marijuana products due to the fact that the only difference between these products is their THC concentration.
Hemp Oil and Drug Testing
Saliva, urine, hair, and blood tests can all detect THC in CBD products. These tests can also estimate the extent of use and how long ago the substance was used. Additionally, these tests can detect cannabis in the body anywhere from 24 hours to 3 months after use, before the substance has a chance to entirely leave the body.
In the United States and in many countries around the world, marijuana is still a controlled substance and is therefore strictly regulated. The sale, purchase, distribution, and transport of this product is therefore largely considered to be illegal.
Currently, a cannabis plant with a THC concentration below 0.3% is classified as Hemp while plants with concentrations greater than 0.3% are classified as marijuana plants . Why the 0.3% threshold? This low concentration is scientifically proven not to produce the negative or psychoactive effects of the THC compound.
Although CBD can be extracted from the marijuana plant, the lower concentration of CBD, and a higher concentration of THC makes this a difficult and unproductive process. Oils or tinctures that are extracted from the marijuana plant may also contain a higher concentration of THC than the legally mandated 0.3%.
So for these consumers, the question inevitably arises — Does CBD oil contain THC?
Products labeled as CBD oil could be one of the following:
CBD has the potential to mitigate the intoxicating and potentially adverse effects of THC, while THC may contribute to or enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
It’s a question asked more frequently than ever, as CBD oil formulas are popping up in spas, major retailers, online shops, and major pharmacies across the country.
Maybe you came to this article because you want to try CBD oil, but completely avoid any potentially adverse or intoxicating effects of THC. If this is the case, you probably have nothing to worry about. Trace amounts of THC are very unlikely to produce any noticeable effect.