Now that CBD has been legalized in Texas, should users worry about random drug testing? It’s true that CBD is now legal in every county in Texas. It’s also true that CBD doesn’t get you high or buzzed, and is used only for therapeutic benefits. So why is there still concern that CBD will make users test positive for marijuana use?
According to WebMD, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City tested pure CBD and other cannabis compounds using commonly available THC screening tests. They found that the pure, broad-spectrum CBD did not cause a positive result. Another compound, CBN, did cause the sample to test positive for THC. Why did one compound pass while the other failed? It all boils down to the THC content in full-spectrum CBD products.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum
Full-spectrum CBD products contain every part of the cannabis plant, including up to 0.3% THC. These products are sought after because of the synergistic effect of consuming all the plant’s compounds as nature intended. Some users report stronger effects with full-spectrum products because the plant’s terpenes seem to make the cannabinoids, like CBD, more absorbable.
Broad-spectrum CBD contains the cannabis plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes, minus the THC. It is manufactured in a way that isolates and removes as much THC as possible, resulting in a product that is still effective, but won’t cause you to fail a drug test.
Employment Law in Texas
While a positive test result for THC doesn’t mean you used marijuana, it can still get you fired from your job. Texas is an “at-will” employment state. That means your employer can let you go for any reason, or no reason at all. As long as they’re not terminating you for an illegal reason, like discrimination or pregnancy, they have the right to fire you at any time.
Some employers have strict policies about substance use, even testing for the presence of tobacco or alcohol. A THC-positive result would almost certainly jeopardize your chance of getting hired with such a company. To err on the side of caution, there are some steps you can take to make sure you don’t test positive for THC.
How to Protect Yourself
First, if you have a medical marijuana card for seizures or another approved medical condition, keep copies of your prescription and your doctor’s information to show your employer. That might convince them to overlook the test result.
If you only use CBD products, make sure you’re only using broad-spectrum CBD products. If you know in advance that you’ll be tested on a certain date, switch to broad-spectrum CBD a month beforehand. If you must submit to random drug testing, use broad-spectrum exclusively.
It’s important to use products from a company that publishes lab results verifying the THC content in everything they sell. Your CBD Store in Keller makes our test results available to the public so that you have control over what you consume.
Our CBD Products and THC Content
The products we sell in our store are made with broad-spectrum CBD and do not contain THC. They will not cause a positive drug test result. However, our full-spectrum products available online only contain 0.3% THC or below. While this is a legal amount of THC, they could still cause you to test positive for the substance. We advise discretion. If drug screening is a concern, we have plenty of safe and wonderful broad-spectrum products to choose from!
Your CBD Store in Keller: Your Best CBD Source in North Texas
We sell only the finest lab-tested CBD products in multiple forms: sublingual oils, tinctures, water additives, lotions, gummies, and more. We even sell CBD pet treats. Stop by any time to see our full range of products!