What is CBD?

Before we dive in, let’s set the record straight: what exactly is CBD, and how does it relate to marijuana? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound derived from cannabis and hemp that is known to have numerous health benefits. 

CBD is used to bring balance to the body by interacting with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. It’s very versatile, as it can be applied and consumed in different product forms. You can smoke or vape CBD, consume CBD-infused edibles, apply oil extracts, or use CBD topicals on your skin – whatever floats your boat! As more research develops and the stigma surrounding its origin dies down, it’s fair to say that CBD may become more commonly used in the medical community in the coming years.

So, CBD has a lot of benefits to offer, but let’s address some notable concerns for potential users – can CBD get you high, and will it test positive on a drug test? 

Does CBD Get You High?

Myth: CBD will get you high. Fact: Most CBD products come from hemp, which contains .3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – this is the psychoactive compound in marijuana that stimulates that euphoric “high” feeling. In other words, taking CBD products that are properly regulated and dosed will not get you high. It’s non-psychoactive. So, just because it comes from marijuana, doesn’t mean it’ll deliver on that trademark high. That being said, be careful about where you purchase your CBD products in case the labeling is dishonest about THC content.

Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?

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Let’s set the scene: you are using CBD oil to relieve some occasional stress, and you’ve just been hired by the company of your dreams that’s asking you to submit to a drug test – should you be concerned? Will CBD test positive and ruin your job prospects? Or, are you a professional athlete that’s using CBD who’s desperate to get back out on the field again – are you at risk for season crippling suspensions? Well, let’s take a look at the facts.

According to WebMD, it depends on the “purity” of the product you’re taking. Pure CBD shouldn’t fail a drug test. Low THC content will not show up in the screening. However, if there is high THC content or other compounds mixed in, it may test positive. DISA, a drug testing service, also notes that taking large amounts of CBD – 1000-2000mg, for example – will inevitably test positive. If someone takes that much CBD, they’re bound to be impaired. 

There is always a risk of failing a drug test because CBD content can be difficult to regulate. WebMD recommends that you refrain from using it for a while and be upfront about it – explain why you use CBD and that the kind you’re taking should have little to no THC content. Better to be honest than to lie and risk testing positive. 

Looking For Quality CBD Products?

Are you considering using CBD to help you live a healthier life? CBD American Shaman Twin Creeks in Allen, TX has plenty of CBD products to choose from! From no THC options to CBD oil for pets, our all-natural, high-quality industrial CBD products are here to support and relieve your mind and body. You can reach us at (469) 202-4707, or by filling out our contact form on our website.