“CBD Oil”, how did you find out about this product? A friend of mine sent me a message about this oil that he said he bought at his local GNC store. He said he noticed a big red mark near his upper lip the day before and figured he had gotten some red dirt on there from all of the makeup he was using. After doing some research, I found that CBD is a very unique and highly researched substance that has been found to effectively reduce seizures, cure depression, treat anxiety, and is an incredibly powerful antioxidant.
So, I decided to give it a try since my friend said it worked for him. So, I went and took his drug test. The result? “No”, the results were clear. So, what did I learn?
First of all, it’s important to understand that these types of tests all vary. Some tests will find that CBD will show up on a screen. Others tests will find that it will not. Most labs use a four-step test to decide if a substance is “courageous” enough to be included in a test. They consider four different criteria to make their decision:
Step one? Aroma. They have to smell the oil. CBD doesn’t have a scent so you won’t find it on a scented lotion or perfume. If the testers do smell it, they must find it is “satisfactory”.
Step two? Testing for “effect”. In this section, they check for how it affects you. Some people are drowsy immediately after taking it, others may take a little bit more to become alert. Finally, some people find that CBD makes them feel wired or hyper-sensitive to stimuli, while others report no change at all.
Step three? Lab tests to see how it interacts with other pharmaceutical drugs. If this is the case, the tester puts you under observation for 30 minutes. Then they look at how your body is responding. CBD can interact with many drugs including an antidepressant, an antipsychotic, and even diabetes medications.
The last step is usually the most important. It is usually the result of the drug test that disturbs you the most. It is the finding that the oil does not act like other pharmaceuticals at all. It does not cause drowsiness, sedation, anxiety, impaired reflexes, or any of the other negative side effects that many other drugs do. That means it is safe, without any nasty surprises. That’s why it’s called an “exempt” drug.
So, what do you do if you find out that CBD can’t be tested by a drug tester? You don’t want to lose your freedom! But you also don’t want to pass a drug screening. It could be that you are a good person, and the drug screening would only reflect your character. It may also reflect the fact that you are a risk taker or have addiction issues. If that’s the case, then you should go ahead and take the test.
If you do find out that CBD cannot be tested, or it will have dire consequences, then it may be time to consider getting a professional to help you with your decision. There are many people who are trained to help people get approved for certain drugs. They can also help you decide if it would be best to pursue your dream of working in the lab. They may even be able to find a way for you to get a CBD prescription.