“Does CBD oil have THC?” is one of the most common questions we are asked. The answer is simple yet requires more than a simple “yes” or “no” response.
The short answer to this question is yes, CBD oil does contain some THC. However, it is a negligible amount of .3% THC or less and thus will not get you high as a traditional THC product would. There are CBD oil products which contain zero THC, but before we get into product types, it’s important to know where your cannabidiol (CBD) is being derived from.
CBD Derived from Hemp vs Marijuana
CBD oil can be derived from both hemp and marijuana. On the federal level, CBD derived from hemp is legal (if below .3% THC). CBD derived from marijuana is illegal on the federal level. All of the products we have listed on our site are derived from hemp.
Hemp and marijuana are terms which are often used interchangeably, however, these plants are cultivated for different reasons. Hemp is high in CBD content while low in THC content. Hemp is cultivated for its seeds and stalks and is also used in textiles, food, cooking oils, biofuels, clothes, and more. Marijuana is high in THC content and low in CBD content.
What’s the Difference Between CBD and THC?
Both CBD and THC interact with our bodies natural Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Endocannabinoid receptors occur naturally in our body and assist with the control of appetite, pain, mood, inflammation, memory and more.
The infamous compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana is known for the euphoric “high” a person experiences when ingesting the substance. THC works by binding to our bodies natural endocannabinoid receptors to create a high.
CBD is known to regulate our cannabinoid receptors by working as an antagonist and actually blocking what is able to interact with these receptors.
CBD prevents the action of THC in the CB1 receptor and, for that reason, CBD has been known to negate the psychoactive effects of THC. Thus, the biggest difference between these compounds is CBD does not contain intoxicating properties.
Properly Sourced CBD Oil
When researching CBD products, you will want to ensure it is properly sourced and contains less than .3% THC. A reputable CBD seller should have a certificate of analysis (COA) for their products which will show both CBD and THC levels.
All of the hemp we source is domestic and comes from high-quality farms in Colorado and Kentucky which provide us with COA’s for their products. At Made By Hemp, we test all of the hemp coming into our facility and we test again after our products have been made to ensure quality and potency.
Will I Fail a Drug Test?
The limit of THC to cause a failed drug test is 50mg/ml as set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Not all companies use this threshold, but it is the standard which most use. Both CBD and THC are classified as “cannabinoids” and thus if you are taking a drug test which is searching for ALL cannabinoids, you should be careful with taking CBD… or any cannabinoid. (Fun fact- black pepper contains small amounts of THC and thus has cannabinoids in it and should be avoided before drug tests as well.)
If in doubt, call the testing facility to find out what kind of test you are being given. All hemp derived CBD products will be below .3% THC and many of them are even lower.
If a person was taking an exceedingly large amount of a CBD product, like 1000mg per day… then they would be more likely to fail a drug test. This is obviously not suggested, nor necessary. Too much of a good thing can still be bad.
Do Extraction Methods Make a difference?
No, the extraction method used to extract CBD from hemp oil will not add or remove THC.
THC Free Products
Though it is not likely for a person to fail a drug test for taking CBD oil, we understand wanting to make complete sure you are safe. For that, we offer a few products which are THC Free. The first is the Hemp Oil Care tincture, and the second is the Alternate Vape CBD oil vape kit.
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