There are still a lot of issues with CBD - not that it's unsafe, but in the legality of it. Federally, since it's linked to the marijuana plant, CBD is a schedule 1 drug. But now that there are 12 states where marijuana is legal, they're a little more lenient about it.
We're saying that marijuana is in a "transition period", where we're deciding how to reclassify it, as more and more states convert.
And as CBD becomes more popular, we're seeing more studies that show it's medical uses. So can we expect CBD to be fully legal soon? Probably, but the FDA and the government work at a slow pace.
Until they get to work changing things around, here's what you need to know about a CBD oil drug test.
CBD Oil Drug Test: Does it Exist?
No - no one is going to test you for only CBD use, without testing you for marijuana. But it's possible that your CBD could have just enough trace THC in it that it dings you for weed on your test.
How does that work? It depends on the brand of CBD you're using and how often you take it. Legal blends can have up to a certain percentage (such as .03%) of THC. That can build in your system over time.
Then when you're tested for THC, traces come up. When an employer looks at your drug test, they're looking for hits. They don't care if it was a very weak hit like it would be if you tested positive for THC from CBD.
So, does CBD show up on drug tests? The answer is yes, sometimes, but not always. We can't tell you how your body will react in a test, nor do we know the brand you're using.
It Depends on the State and the Company
If you live in a state where marijuana use is legal, you can still be denied a job because of your usage, even if you don't use marijuana and you only use CBD.
How is that possible? Well, since it's only legal in the state, that means it's not legal federally. If the company is a national company, based in states or operating in states where it's not legal, they have to have uniform requirements.
So if it's illegal for employees in one state, it's illegal for you too - according to the company.
If you work for a state-based or local company, and you're of legal age, then it's okay. As long as they didn't specifically note that they're a drug (including marijuana) free workplace.
Passing a CBD Oil Drug Test, Cleanly
The best way to pass a drug test is to abstain from drug use, and in this case, CBD use. It's silly since you're not doing anything wrong, but if you really want the job, you'll be careful and abstain.
If worst comes to worst, you can approach your boss about it and tell them your story. Show them the benefits of CBD and studies showing it's not psychoactive. Then maybe they'll overlook a CBD oil drug test.
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