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The team at Joy Organics is hosting an event on Friday, February 15th that will offer customers our biggest discounts of the year, and with every purchase, we will provide a displaced child with breakfast and lunch for an entire month.

The passion to serve both local and global communities is the driving force behind everything our founder Joy Smith does. She has a platform and she is determined to use it to better as many lives as possible. Before Joy started Joy Organics, she spent time raising awareness and funds for children in Ugandan refugee camps. These camps were established due to the South Sudanese conflict, which displaced nearly 5 million people. They were meant to be temporary. However, as the conflict continues these encampments are beginning to feel permanent for the thousands of men, women and children caught in the net of war.

“To say this is a heartbreaking situation doesn’t begin to speak to the reality of these innocent people,” says Joy. When she visited Hope Primary School and learned that many displaced children were going without food, it had a profound impact on her as a mother and a grandmother. “These children are the future of their country. They are the leaders who will help South Sudan recover. But without proper nutrition, their growth and development will be impeded and so will their country’s.”

In honor of her birthday, Joy’s children dubbed February 15th “Joy Day.” On Joy Day, every purchase of a Joy Organics product will provide a displaced child at Hope Primary School with breakfast and lunch on school days for an entire month. Simultaneously, we will offer our products at the highest discount we can — all in an effort to get our CBD into as many hands as possible.

“We hope to make this an annual event,” said Joy. In 2019, our goal at Joy Organics is to improve the lives of 1 million people in the U.S. through our CBD products. The significant discount that we are offering, both in-store and online, will be a major leap toward that goal. “We also hope that, with this promotion and the compassion of our customers, we will be able to improve the lives of many more across the world.”

CBD products are the apple of the health and wellness market’s eye right now. People are stocking up on cannabis-based products in droves. Everything from skin creams to beverages to vape pens is offering servings of CBD. However, there’s only one CBD product in the whole market that has been regulated to date. This is a medication for epilepsy. So, why is CBD unregulated and what is the future of CBD research? Let’s take a look.

Why There’s So Little Research on CBD

Long before advances in technology allowed us to perform scientific experiments and record results on paper, our ancestors went through life with two principles. These principles were trial and error.

By using the land around them, our ancestors consumed plants for food sources. Over time, they realized that some herbs had a positive effect on their bodies. This realization was furthered with the advent of fire.

Fire cooks solid material such as hemp. Anytime you apply pressure on an object (such as cooking it), it creates chemical reactions throughout the object’s genetic makeup. This inevitably changes the chemical composition of this item. As a result, you have a new product that will have a completely different interaction with your system as a whole

When our ancestors consumed cannabis, they noticed many benefits of the plant. This caused them to use the plant in tonics to boost immunity. Others would implement the plant in services as a means for spiritual awakening. This long-standing history between cannabis and humankind dates far back to the Egyptians, who recorded using the plant for many practices.

The Ban on CBD

Like alcohol, cannabis was once used as an ingredient in common household products. You could find cannabis in many over-the-counter medicines. However, the world began to change its tune on cannabis.

People realized that inhaling some strains of cannabis caused psychoactive effects. During a time where alcohol was on the precipice of being outlawed, cannabis also became banned.

Eventually, the prohibition on alcohol was lifted, but the one on cannabis stuck. With time, science evolved. Laboratories were able to formulate over-the-counter and prescription meds for every ailment under the sun.

During this time, small studies started happening on cannabis. Eventually, scientists realized that cannabis comes in two different forms. There’s marijuana, one version of the plant. Marijuana has a high concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the molecule that we now know causes the psychoactive side effects attributed to using marijuana.

Meanwhile, another version of cannabis, hemp, has a low concentration of THC. Instead, the hemp plant is rich in CBD. While this breakthrough may seem monumental to proponents of medical cannabis, others didn’t share the sentiment. With the lines still so blurry between marijuana and hemp, why rock the boat? After all, pharmaceutical companies came up with solutions for everything. With this mindset, studies on CBD remained minimal.

CBD and Medical Cannabis

While the medical cannabis movement just hit a boom, it’s been percolating since 1996. Ironically enough, the first state to ban cannabis, California, became the first to legalize the plant medicinally. Under the Compassionate Use Act, those with life-threatening illnesses were able to seek relief from painful symptoms with medical cannabis.

For almost two decades, the medical cannabis movement remained under wraps. The cover stayed over CBD until 2011. This is the year Colorado famously legalized medical cannabis in their state. That year, the Rocky Mountain State changed the game for hemp and busted open the doors for CBD research.

CBD and Epilepsy

Medical cannabis made national headlines when a young girl named Charlotte Figi started taking CBD to fight her condition. Diagnosed with a condition known as Dravet Syndrome, Charlotte would suffer upwards of 300 grand mal seizures per week.

At the age of six, her family had already tried almost everything. They tried a ketogenic diet that hurt her bones. She attempted barbituates that were destructive to her stomach. Nothing did the trick.

Desperate, the Figis uprooted to Colorado. They began administering CBD to Charlotte. The seizure activity would stop as the CBD would hit the stream. With regular use, Charlotte now experiences a handful of seizures a month.

Seeing this miracle unfold on live television, more states jumped on board the medical cannabis bandwagon. Currently, over half of the United States recognizes cannabis as a medicinal treatment.

In the same breath, this realization opened the door for CBD products in all 50 states. While not recognized as medicine, CBD is now treated as a supplement across the nation.

How the CBD-Epilepsy Connection Opens the Door for Research

When Charlotte started taking CBD less than a decade ago, scientists had a general idea of how CBD interacted with the system. When a seizure happens, it’s because there are loose electrons floating about the system. As these energized molecules bop about, they cause chemical reactions with every genetic structure they bump into. This causes the involuntary impulses that trigger an epileptic episode.

CBD binds onto these purposeless electrons. As a result, the rogue molecule is sort of quarantined. This will cause less distress on the system and is less likely to trigger a seizure.

While that seemed convincing enough for people to try CBD, others remained skeptical. At the time, there were not enough answers to the “why” and “how.” Due to this uncertainty, some people were in an uproar about treating a child with hemp.

However, this breakthrough in 2012 opened the door for research that was conducted just last year. Studies are already targeting strains of cannabis to treat specific types of seizures. For instance, in a 2018 study “comparing two doses of CBD to a placebo, the researchers reported a 41.9 percent reduction in ‘drop seizures’” for those with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

With CBD making such headway in epilepsy treatment, 2018 saw a huge breakthrough for cannabis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed off on their first regulated CBD product. Known as Epidiolex, the CBD-rich prescription comes in a liquid form and has only been approved in treatment for Dravet Syndrome (Charlotte’s condition) and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (the study referenced above).

CBD Products in the Mainstream

2018 also saw the Senate sign off a new Farm Bill. Under this act, hemp is now legal in all 50 states. That means there are no restrictions on CBD products being shipped across state lines.

Prior to this new law, no CBD products have been regulated by the FDA. With so many other products littering the wellness market, allocating resources in a federally illegal industry wasn’t a priority.

With the lift on this ban, the interest in CBD products has hit a sky high. By the year 2022, the CBD market is expected to hit as high as $22 billion.

Increased interest in products means increased interest in regulation. Under old laws, hemp was overlooked by the Federal Justice Department. In order for companies to cultivate hemp, they needed permission from their state and to adhere to strict laws.

With the law Farm Bill, the Federal Justice Department will take their eye off the industry. It will now be under the umbrella of the FDA.

Since hemp is being lowered a clearance level, it will be easier for people to produce. This is where the FDA is going to want to get involved. Their duty is to make sure that the products available on the market are safe for consumers. As CBD products continue to become readily available, the FDA is going to call for more transparency from companies. This will force the industry (and government) to invest more money in more testing CBD.

The Future of CBD Research

We already know a quite a bit about CBD as it is. While the research on hemp products may not be as conclusive as those on NSAIDs and Ibuprofen, there’s enough to give us a ground understanding of CBD’s potential.

Thanks to research already on CBD, it is safe to conclude that CBD may help with:

This list may look impressive, but it’s just the beginning. Hemp farmers are already working closely with specialists to create strains to target specific ailments. For instance, at Joy Organics, we partner with cultivators who breed hemp plants high in CBD. This makes it easier to not only isolate (and remove) THC from the product, but it makes our full spectrum hemp oil more potent.

Last year’s monumental announcement surrounding Epidolex shows that specialized CBD care is already in the works. Strains are being bred to formulate targeted health care. As proven with Epidolex, the end result may mean that more CBD products will be promoted as medicine rather than as a supplement.  

One thing’s for certain, CBD products are already extremely popular. However, the stigma of cannabis still surrounds the industry. With more research, the demand for CBD products will continue to rise. As more people get on board, others will become influenced. This opens Pandora’s Box of possibilities. Not only are these possibilities endless, but they’re exciting as well!

3 letters are making a huge impact across mainstream headlines. They are CBD. This ingredient is being added to everything from lotions to cocktails. So, what has caused this huge wave of CBD products? Why has the world fallen in love with CBD? Kristen Coffield of the Culinary Cure stopped by Good Morning Washington and offered a crash course on all things CBD.

What Is CBD?

CBD comes from a plant that is categorized under the genus known as cannabis. The two most common plants classified under the cannabis umbrella are:

  • Hemp
  • Marijuana

Cannabis contains unique chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. In marijuana, the most abundant cannabinoid is THC. THC is responsible for the psychoactive feelings marijuana users report.

Hemp has extremely low levels of THC. Instead, its main cannabinoid is CBD. CBD doesn’t cause the body to feel high.

Instead, CBD acts as a strong antioxidant that has shown promise in alleviating pain, reducing bouts of anxiety and decreasing the number of spasmodic episodes a person may have. In addition, CBD exhibits strong anti-inflammatory properties that eclipse those of Vitamin C. This is why CBD is such a hot commodity for the health and beauty sector.

How to Use CBD Products?

Anytime you implement a new supplement into your routine, it is best to consult a physician. This is especially true when entering a market as new as CBD. Currently, CBD products are not federally regulated. While CBD products are deemed safe for consumption, there are no proper guidelines for recommended use.

When you use CBD products, Kristen suggests starting with a 1 mg to 3 mg serving size. It’s best to try out before bedtime, in the privacy of your own home. That way you can assess how your body reacts to using this form of therapy. From there, you can adjust, incorporating CBD into your morning routine…or anytime you see fit.

Serving size is a matter of preference. This particular area is where the waters get a bit murky for unregulated CBD products. Some companies may not disclose how many milligrams of CBD you are getting in each bite or drop. This makes choosing the correct serving size more difficult for the average consumer.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the CBD market, it is in your best interest to do some research before purchasing products. You want to choose a company that uses high-quality, organic ingredients optimized for the best results. Also, check to see what their serving suggestions are and if there are any additional active ingredients in the formula.

Using CBD Products In Your Everyday Life

Part of the fun with CBD is that you can implement these products into your everyday life unlike any other supplement on the market. One of the best ways to use CBD is in your food!

Cannabinoids love fat. Fat absorbs these nutrients. In turn, when we digest CBD-rich foods, our body absorbs the fat and the CBD inside of it. Anytime you can incorporate CBD with fat, you are going to increase the benefits of your supplement.

With CBD tinctures, you just need to a few milligrams to some of your favorite snacks, apps and meals.  

Some amazing ways to infuse CBD into your diet include:

  • Chia seed pudding with cinnamon and CBD
  • Lavender chai latte with almond milk and CBD
  • Macadamia, cacao, coconut bliss balls
  • Guacamole

Our body is designed with a special endocannabinoid system. When we consume plant-based molecules from hemp, receptors within the endocannabinoid system interact with the CBD. Based on the reaction of your system, some of the symptoms that caused you to seek support from CBD may subside.

Why Choose CBD Products?

CBD is such an easy supplement to work into your regimen. Why wouldn’t you? It’s a great way to start your day off relaxed, power through it pain-free and rest easily at night.

For those who turn to NSAIDs for pain relief but dislike the side effects, CBD may be a viable option for you. CBD is not known to have any gastrointestinal side effects. In fact, CBD has shown to fight off some of those ailments!

As CBD products become readily available, you will witness cannabinoids popping up all over the health and wellness market. Expect to see CBD in everything from skincare to pet treats. Just be sure to research each company extensively. You want to reap the benefits of CBD, not open the door for more issues! Choose a brand you can trust like Kristen Coffield. Opt for Joy Organics.

Since the Farm Bill in 2014, the CBD industry has thrived. As Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), stated, “Last year alone, Kentucky hemp recorded more than $16 million in product sales.” This success was only a mere four years after a ban on cultivating hemp was lifted from the state. Under high regulation, Kentucky proved the world was ready for CBD.

With hemp exemplifying a viable asset to the economy, the Congress and the president signed off on a new 2018 Farm Bill. This Bill has provisions that will lift the ban of hemp cultivation on a federal level. Thought $16 million was impressive? The sky’s the limit now! Here is what the new Farm Bill means for the hemp industry and CBD products.

Why Was Hemp Illegal?

Until 2014, it was illegal to grow hemp in the United States. That’s because hemp is a member of the Cannabis sativa family. This makes hemp cousins to the infamous plant, marijuana.

Since the Marihuana Act of 1937, cannabis has been under a federal prohibition. Many feared that hemp contained psychoactive elements that altered minds akin to those in marijuana.

This may sound ridiculous today, but this was a day and age where tuberculosis was knocking out over 6% of the population! We didn’t have the science then to explain why hemp can’t get you high. Therefore, hemp felt the brunt of the prohibition.    

With this ban, hemp clothes were replaced with cotton, hemp ropes were swapped out with twine and hemp oil gave way to pharmaceuticals. As science and technology evolved, studies on hemp were few and far between. It became the old case of “out-of-sight, out-of-mind.” Due to lack of research, the stigma on hemp stuck for centuries.

Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana

Funding for scientific research has blown up since the initial prohibition on Cannabis sativa almost a century ago. As scientists continued to go down the rabbit hole of therapeutic agents, hemp eventually made its way into the discussion. Finally, science confirmed what hemp advocates have been saying all along. Hemp can’t get you high.

What makes Cannabis sativa such a unique genus is that it contains 215 unique phytochemicals and cannabinoids. These are chemical compounds that not only comprise the genetic makeup of hemp but give the plant its nutritional benefits as well.

In marijuana, the main chemical component is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that gives marijuana its psychedelic side effects. The hemp plant, a different variety of Cannabis sativa, contains very few traces of THC. The main phytocannabinoid that gives hemp its therapeutic benefits is cannabidiol (CBD). With this realization, hemp advocates started the long push to legalize hemp. They ran on the platform that hemp is a sustainable plant to use for textile, nutritional and other therapeutic benefits.  

Passing of 2014 Farm Bill

The passing of the 2014 Farm Bill coincided with the rise of the medical cannabis movement. A lot of this can be attributed to a 2013 news story. CNN reported about a nine-year-old girl named Charlotte, who had Dravet’s Syndrome.

At her worst, the poor child was having 300 seizures a day. After trying everything from a ketogenic diet to barbituates, Charlotte’s family decided to move to Colorado where they administered CBD to Charlotte. To this day, the young girl only has a handful of seizures a month.

Shortly after, Kentucky became the first state to push for legislation on hemp cultivation with the passage of Senate Bill 50 in 2013. This became the framework for hemp cultivation across the country. With Kentucky as the willing guinea pigs, the 2014 Farm Bill passed.

Under the 2014 Farm Bill, you were able to legally cultivate hemp under either of these two conditions:

  • Your proposal was approved by a state pilot program (Modeled under KY framework)
  • It was for educational or scientific research

With that being said, hemp has been heavily regulated by the Justice Department.

Passing of the 2018 Farm Bill

Since the rise of hemp, CBD products have boomed. In fact, the industry is expected to hit $22 billion by the year 2022. As Mitch McConnell witnessed the success of hemp firsthand in his home state, he was more than elated to sign off on an amendment to the Farm Bill.

As Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) stated in a press release, “Our forefathers would be rolling in their graves if they saw us putting restraints on a versatile product that they grew themselves.” He called the original Farm Bill “a missed opportunity.”

To further exemplify this “missed opportunity,” Kentucky farmer Will Brownlow put the success of hemp into perspective. He first began planting hemp in 2016 for “the novelty” surrounding the plant.

Starting with just 10 acres that year, he now harvests 40 acres worth of hemp. The farmer plans to dedicate up to 80 acres of his 340-acre farm to this sustainable crop by the end of next year.

Seeing the writing on the wall, Mitch McConnell was proud to sign off on hemp legalization in the Senate. In a moment captured on Twitter, the jubilant Majority Senate Leader stated, “Making it official with my hemp pen.” From there, the bill made it easily through the House and landed on President Trump’s desk. Here, he completed the bill which he stated on record that he fully endorses.

What the 2018 Farm Bill Means for CBD

One of the most significant steps toward pulling back the stigma on hemp was a reclassification of the plant. It is no longer considered a schedule 1 controlled substance like marijuana. Instead, it will likely be adjusted to a class 5 label. This is the lowest you can be ranked.

Due to this provision, regulation of the plant is no longer under the watchful eye of the Justice Department. Instead, the Department of Agriculture will oversee the operation.

With this change, if a product tests over 0.3% of THC, the farmer won’t be charged with a federal crime. However, the farmer will be required to lower the plant’s THC levels before production.

Under this deal, people with a history of drug-related crimes will be able to get jobs in the hemp industry. However, they must wait ten years after the date of their conviction.

What the 2018 Farm Bill Means for Farmers

The $867 billion Farm Deal is great for farmers. Prior to the 2014 Farm Bill, most of the hemp products in the United States were being imported from China. Asian countries controlled 70% of the hemp market. With an impending trade war with China coming up, right now is a crucial time for hemp farmers to make their move.

By lifting the prohibition on hemp, farmers are allowed to grow a sustainable crop in a business that Representative Blumenauer described as, “a mainstream, billion-dollar industry that we have made difficult for farmers.” He concluded, “It’s past time Congress gets out of their way.”

Out of their way, they did. In fact, Congress welcomes hemp farmers. As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp cultivators can buy crop insurance on their plants. Farm insurance covers crops that don’t survive until harvest. Much like home insurance, this is done to protect the plants in times of inclement weather or a natural disaster.

Due to provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp was classified as a research crop. This made hemp exempt from insurance claims. Now that hemp is overseen by the Department of Agriculture, it makes acres of these crops eligible for insurance.

What the 2018 Farm Bill Means for Consumers

As hemp cultivator Chase Terwilliger explained, the high population and pollution in China causes their hemp products to pick up heavy metals. In turn, these metals were engineering chemical reactions within the genetic makeup of the hemp plants. This turn of events downgrades the potency of the final product.

Plus, anytime you pick a plant, it starts to die. The same goes for hemp. From China to the States, the plant goes through a lot of handling. This stress can increase the oxidation rate of hemp, ultimately destroying a number of crucial phytochemicals. By keeping the travel local, this allows for fresher, higher-quality CBD products.

Also, hemp being readily available opens the door for more research. As we mentioned before, hemp is behind the curve of scientific breakthroughs. In fact, even with half of the nation supporting medicinal cannabis, the Food and Drug Administration has only approved one cannabis drug to date.

With a lot of ground to make up for (and all 50 states onboard), the opportunity to research hemp is more plentiful than ever. Anytime research hits the mainstream, it begins to open the eyes of consumers. Over the next decade or two, the stigma surrounding hemp will lift entirely. Many will look back at the prohibition with confusion, and CBD will continue its meteoric rise to the top of the health and wellness sector. As Rep. Blumenauer concluded, “We have farmers growing thousands of acres of hemp in dozens of states across the U.S. already. You can have hemp products shipped to your doorstep.”

If you’d like more information, please review this great FAQ from the Brightfield Group: https://www.brightfieldgroup.com/post/2018-farm-bill-frequently-asked-questions-faq

This is a common question among CBD users who are not also marijuana users. It’s important to consider as the answer could mean the difference between keeping or losing a job, or even possibly being charged with a DUI violation. And it’s fair to ask considering CBD comes from cannabis, and marijuana is a type of cannabis.

This question also raises other questions, such as: Do drug tests test for the presence of CBD? Is there THC in CBD oil? How much THC would it take to trigger a positive result (meaning you test positive for THC)? And, can CBD cause a false positive on a THC drug test?

Today, drug testing is a common practice among U.S. employers hoping to increase productivity and reduce employee absence due to illness. In fact, the U.S. government requires drug testing of all employees. And, of course, one of the drugs for which employees are tested is marijuana.

While drug testing has been on the rise for some time, the number of companies that test for THC is actually falling. The reason for this is that as of writing the U.S. job market has become highly competitive, and many employers can’t afford to rule out employees who test positive for THC—especially in states where medical marijuana use is legal. More and more employers are coming around the idea that the use of cannabis can provide legitimate health benefits.

(In fact, CBD may actually help employees become better focused, more alert, and healthier overall resulting in fewer days missed due to illness and greater productivity. But that’s a topic for another day.)

Refraining from marijuana use in order to keep your job doesn’t do you any good if you’re fired for testing positive for marijuana use as a result of using CBD.

Another major issue of contention has arisen in states with legal cannabis is how to accurately test drivers who are suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana to determine their actual level of impairment.

So, let’s take a look at how drug tests work, and whether or not CBD use is likely to trigger a false positive.

What do drug tests actually test for?

There are a number of illicit drugs for which employers and law enforcement agencies commonly test. These include cocaine, heroin and, of course, marijuana. Each illicit substance has its own method of detection. Here we are only concerned with the detection of marijuana use.

Marijuana use is easily detectable by a number of methods including urinalysis, hair analysis, and saliva tests. What these tests are all looking for, as we mentioned, is previous use of a compound called THC, which is short for delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. The metabolites of THC can remain in a user’s system for many days, even weeks.

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

THC and CBD are very similar compounds. They belong to a family of compounds which are produced by cannabis called cannabinoids.

(Technically, cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids, and those produced naturally by our bodies are called endocannabinoids.)

Like THC, research results suggest that CBD offers a wide range of health benefits.

There are only slight differences in these molecules, but that slight difference makes a big difference in how the body reacts to each molecule.

Neurons (brain cells) in the human brain are outfitted with receptors that respond to a wide range of signaling molecules such as hormones and cannabinoids. A particular receptor called the CB-1 receptor has an affinity for THC. When THC binds with the CB-1 receptor it alters the way your neurons behave and causes an altered state of consciousness.

Interestingly, CBD does not bind with CB-1 receptors, but actually blocks them, reducing your susceptibility to THC effects. In fact, supplementation with CBD has been shown to reduce the recovery time from THC effects.

So, as you can see, it would be meaningless for drug tests to test for CBD.

How does marijuana/THC drug testing work?

There are a number of methods that test for THC use. The most common test used by employers is urinalysis—or testing for traces of THC metabolites in urine.

There are also THC use tests which use saliva and hair follicles. Saliva tests are more common for DUI testing since there are obvious challenges with obtaining a urine sample at the scene of possible DUI.

Urine Testing

The vast majority of employers that test for drug use are using urinalysis.

THC’s primary metabolite THC-COOH is fat soluble. That means it may be detectable in urine for up to three weeks after last use depending on how frequently you use it.

THC use can be detected for up to 2–5 days after exposure for infrequent users, while for frequent users it can stick around for as much as two weeks, and for those who smoke marijuana daily, it can be as high as 30 days.

On a side note, urinalysis does not actually detect the presence of illicit drugs. It can only identify the presence of drug metabolites, and therefore cannot be used to determine levels of intoxication.

Hair testing

Marijuana use is also detectable with hair follicle tests. This test can provide a detection period of up to 90 days. (If an individual’s hair is shorter than 1.5 inches, this detection period will be shorter.) Hair drug testing measures THC metabolites embedded inside the hair shaft. Occasional marijuana use may go undetected in a hair follicle test.

Saliva testing

Saliva testing detects the presence of THC itself rather than its inactive metabolites. Because only tiny amounts of the drug are secreted into saliva, THC is extremely difficult to identify in oral fluids. For this reason, most saliva tests typically only detect the presence of THC one to two hours following use. This can be useful in cases of suspected DUI. It cannot, however, be used to determine actual levels of impairment.

Blood Tests

THC is detectable in blood for 12–24 hours for infrequent users and as much as seven days with heavy use. Because blood tests are invasive and difficult to administer, they are used less frequently, and typically only in criminal investigations such as DUIs.

Can CBD trigger a false positive on a drug test?

As we pointed out above, drug tests are designed to look for traces of THC. They are not designed to detect CBD. Thankfully, cannabinoids which are non-intoxicating, such as CBD, will not trigger a positive result on a THC test. However, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.

Unless purified, CBD oil products sourced from marijuana are likely to contain some amount of THC. CBD oil products which are sourced from hemp can also contain THC but in extremely small amounts. The legal limit for THC levels in agricultural hemp is less than three parts in 1,000, or 0.3%. So for every 1,000 mg of CBD there is less than 0.3 mg of THC.

What this means is that if you’re taking very large doses of a CBD oil product (1,000 mg/day or more) which contains even tiny amounts of THC, you may be susceptible to a false positive result during an initial urinary screening.

However, a dose of 0.5mg of THC—the amount you might find in a daily serving of hemp-extracted CBD oil—produces a false positive rate of less than 1 in 500.

Is there THC in your CBD?

As mentioned above, some CBD oils out there do include tiny amounts of THC. It’s important for those who are undergoing drug screenings to be fully aware of the contents of their CBD oil. There are a few rules you can follow to avoid false positives due to THC in your CBD oil.

First, don’t use CBD oil made from marijuana. No matter what anyone tells you, you have no way of knowing that the product is THC-free unless you have a lab at home. Don’t use any CBD product that does not actually specify that it was sourced from agricultural or industrial hemp.

Most CBD oil brands will tell you exactly how their product is sourced. Some may even provide lab tests which show the exact percentage of THC in the product.

Some CBD oil products are made with a purified form of CBD called CBD isolate. This CBD has gone through a distillation process which removes all other compounds, leaving behind a product that is over 99% pure CBD. These products are generally better suited for consuming high doses of CBD. Using these products reduce the chance of a false positive due to detection of THC to near zero.

Conclusion

In conclusion, drug tests do not test for CBD. CBD cannot produce a false positive for THC use. CBD which contains small amounts of THC, on the other hand, when taken in large doses might potentially cause a false positive, but even the chances of that are small.

If your livelihood depends on passing a drug test, then you should be using CBD sourced from hemp for normal daily dosages. And if you’re taking large doses of CBD, use a product which contains CBD isolate.

If you are taking high doses of full-spectrum CBD oil and you’re deeply concerned that you might trigger a false positive, it’s a good idea to test yourself using a home test kit so that you can have some peace of mind.

 

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    USA Proud – All products are organically grown, processed and manufactured in the USA.
    Full Spectrum – All products include all of the cannabinoids present in the hemp plant.
    Pharmaceutical Grade – Our products considered pharmaceutical grade because they are manufactured in a GMP certified facility by the FDA.
    Consistency – All our hemp oil comes from the exact same extraction process in the same facility, which ensures consistency.
    Every Batch is Tested – Each batch is tested to ensure the highest quality hemp oil available without any metals, pesticides or THC.
    Chromatography Process – Only company in the world with the chromatography process which removes THC, waxes and chlorophyll and leaves all the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids
    Family Owned & Operated – Our company owned and managed by Joy’s family.
    Veteran Friendly – All three of Joy’s brother’s served in the US military.