No, a CBD oil drug check is not required by your employer. However, an employer may actually have a CBD drug check made when they actually wanted to, however it’s highly unlikely. Basically, it’s a pure natural compound and while there are definitely ways to detect its existence, such as through the lab tests using a sample, it would be a massive waste of time for most companies to perform such a test. However, if you are asked to take a CBD drug check, then here is what you need to know in order to help avoid a disastrous outcome.
When most people think of CBD, they either think of the substance found in marijuana, or hemp plants. While CBD may have some benefit, for the most part, hemp plants have been shown to contain only trace amounts of CBD – not the potency that most drug tests for THCA would result in. Most pharmaceutical companies still require their employees to take prescription drugs containing THCA. So, why would a company use CBD instead, and what does this mean to you?
First off, CBD is a natural, not a manufactured, substance, so there is no reason to believe that it has any effect on pharmaceuticals or any other type of medication. In fact, some pharmaceutical companies are actually trying to get their hands on CBD, and trying to use it as a way to get more of their product (THC) into the market without having to go through the trouble of having to reformulate their drugs. CBD hemp oil products are completely legal in most places (if not all), so you don’t have to worry about your employer getting in the way of your doctor’s orders. Also, CBD hemp oil products are incredibly low-priced compared to most other types of pharmaceuticals. So if you’re looking to save some money on your medication, the best way to do that is with CBD oil products, and the government is even willing to support this by making it a priority in their drug plan.
But CBD hemp-derived products themselves still haven’t been approved by the FDA. The FDA has, however, begun to regulate small amounts of CBD-like substances in order to reduce exposure to CBD, and to also make sure that manufacturers aren’t misinforming consumers about the amount of the substance in products. This is a very important step, because it makes it important for patients and doctors alike to be aware of the amount of the substance that is in an oil or supplement. This way we can avoid situations where we may need to test for and treat symptoms related to high doses of CBD-based medications. The bottom line is that while there may still be some controversy surrounding the safety of CBD-derived products, at least one thing has been confirmed: this oil is perfectly safe to ingest.
In terms of federal level law, there are no current regulations in the way of selling or prescribing CBD-based supplements. The FDA does not consider them medicine, and the Controlled Substances Act does not define “medicine” in terms of its effect on a body. However, the Controlled Substances Administration does ban the sale of CBD-based products containing a list of suspect ingredients, including CBD.
So what’s the real story? While the story is just beginning to unfold, so far we know that CBD is all-natural, and it doesn’t cause any negative side effects when consumed in reasonable amounts. While it will definitely help with some of the more chronic syndromes of today’s society (such as chronic pain), it has no documented effects on today’s ailments, and there are no recorded deaths attributed to taking cannabis extracts. We cannot expect a cannabis-based drug test on everyone who applies, but as a healthy adult consuming a small amount of this beneficial oil will not cause you to undergo a battery of tests.