No, a CBD oil test is not an approved requirement by the health department. An employer may have a CBD oil evaluation designed for their own purposes, but if they actually wanted to they would have a CBD drug test created. It’s a complex natural molecule and while there are definitely ways to detect its existence in a test, but for many employers screening for CBD can be a giant waste of good time. Unless your job involves handling chemicals, it makes no sense at all to have to undergo a CBD drug test!
But wait…I thought CBD was just another “organic substance.” I’m wrong. While many people don’t realize that CBD is actually derived from hemp, oil of the cannabis plant is not only the primary source of CBD, it is also one of the most important extracts used in modern organic food production. That’s why, when you buy supplements, you should make sure to check the ingredient list to see which CBD and hemp oils are included.
In order to test for CBD, a simple clinical test known as the Cannock Device requires the patient to ingest an oral dose of a standardized pharmaceutical product at the recommended dose, then carefully record for two hours each day, while visually recording the patient’s responses. The Cannock Device can be calibrated to give results in only five minutes, or more if desired. If you ingest more than the recommended dosage, your responses will be much slower; this will allow your doctor to determine whether or not CBD is appropriate for you.
Most health-related websites will tell you, “Oil products are considered to be dietary supplements” – thus, they are not to be sold or consumed, unless ordered by a doctor, or with express written consent from a medical professional. However, the US Food and Drug Administration consider any dietary supplements to be drugs, even if they contain no active pharmaceutical ingredients. Therefore, anything that contains hemp plant extracts (CBD) will be considered a drug for your purposes, even if it doesn’t have CBD present. Therefore, unless you had your doctor sign a form acknowledging that you understand CBD is a separate and distinct ingredient, and that you intend to use it for therapeutic purposes only, don’t buy CBD oil products unless you’ve been cleared by your doctor to do so.
Another thing that many websites will say is that CBD is “highly unlikely” to show up on a drug test, or a urine drug test, because it has no psychoactive properties. However, the fact is that the blotting procedure in which blood is drawn from the suspected substance does yield a substance that has CBD in it; therefore, it’s highly unlikely that such a substance won’t show up on a test. However, as previously stated, if you consume CBD, then it will definitely show up on a drug test. In addition, if you take the CBD with a recreational substance, like marijuana, then your results may still be inconclusive, depending on whether you also consume alcohol. People who take CBD together with alcohol show significantly lower retention rates than those who don’t.
If you think you’re likely to need CBD, then a good idea would be to look at a dietary supplement containing CBD. These are currently available from reputable companies, and they’ve shown consistently positive results in clinical trials, so there’s no reason to doubt their effectiveness. It’s always best to talk to a medical professional before trying any new supplement, especially one containing potentially addictive substances, and always remember to do your homework before purchasing. You may find that there are cheaper supplements available containing cheaper kinds of plants that are more effective for you. So make sure to do some research on the efficacy of various types of supplements before deciding on one brand or type of supplement to take.