We already know that hemp is the cannabis variety that doesn’t get you high.
But, can it cause you trouble in a pre-employment urine test?
Does Hemp Show in a Drug Test?
The average drug test is designed to look for the presence of THC and THC metabolites.
That means that it is unlikely for CBD to show up in a drug test. The reason why a standard test won’t catch CBD is that it takes a very specific test to detect the compound.
The employer needs to request for an additional analyte as part of the testing which brings additional charges.
Since CBD is not going to make you high, it is unlikely for employers to spend extra money to detect CBD in a drug test.
The issue appears when the test detects THC. There is no way for the person to prove that the detected THC levels come from hemp flower instead of marijuana.
Hemp flower contains traces of THC (0.3% or less) that can be detected if the type of drug test taken has a lower detection threshold.
This means that taking a hair test is not the same as a urine test.
Hair tests are designed to detect chronic substance use and are unlikely to show up THC from consuming hemp flower, as long as the person doesn’t smoke substantial quantities daily.
A urine test or oral fluid test, on the other hand, have low detection thresholds of 50ng/ml.
Although highly unlikely, it is possible for a urine test to detect accumulated trace amounts of THC.
But, there is a chance for the urine test to turn positive as a result of large, accumulated doses of CBD.
The good news is, after a positive cannabis urine test, a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry test is performed with a cutoff level of 15ng/ml to detect THC metabolite THC-COOH.
This test could prove negative results when it comes to non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD, which means no THC detected.
So, can hemp give positive drug test results?
According to the paper Evaluating the Impact of Hemp Food Consumption on Workplace Drug Tests, hemp showing up on your drug test depends on the amount of hemp consumed and the levels of THC in the hemp plant.
In the paper, fifteen subjects were given oils that contained THC in the range from 0.09 to 0.6mg over ten days.
The results showed that the subjects who ingested THC in the 0.45mg doses screened negative at the 50ng/ml detection threshold.
On the other hand, the participants who ingested 0.6mg of THC did screen positive.
How Long Hemp Flower Will Stay in The Body?
There is still no definite answer regarding the question of how long hemp flower stays in your body.
According to a study, CBD has a half-life of 3-5 days and can linger into the blood for a week after the last dosage.
There are no studies on how long CBD stays in the urine, saliva, or hair, but the estimation is that daily doses of CBD up to 100mg can be still detectable in the urine within a couple of weeks of the last dosage.
Benefits of Hemp Flower
The benefits that come from hemp flower are mainly from CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD):
- Shows anti-inflammatory properties
- Shows anxiolytic effects that help people with anxiety
- Has stress-relieving effects
- May help with depression
- May help with acne
- Can be effective for people who want to quit smoking
- May help with sleep
- May have neuroprotective properties
Is Hemp Flower Legal?
Many producers ship hemp-derived products to all 50 states under the protection of the Farm Bill.
Hemp flower comes from industrial hemp, which contains traces of THC, so it is legal in all 50 states.
But, hemp flower can be a bit of problematic to purchase because of its resemblance to marijuana buds which are high in THC. However, it’s perfectly legal.
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It depends on how much you consume and the levels of THC in your hemp flower. So, it is important to manage your dosage and get your hemp flower from a reputable source that you can trust.
It is assumed that CBD stays in the urine for a couple of weeks after last use.
There is not an exact timeframe of how long CBD stays in your system, but it is assumed that CBD leaves the blood after a week of last use. In urine, CBD is assumed to stay longer, up to a couple of weeks.
Technically, hemp is considered a drug, because it affects functions of the body. However, hemp is a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis that has a potent healing effect but doesn’t produce the high of illicit drugs.
Hemp is an incredibly nutritious plant that may help people with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and may reduce the risk of heart disease and benefit skin disorders
Hemp is no longer banned in the US since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill. The plant was banned with The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 because of the similarities with its “evil” twin marijuana.
No, smoking hemp can’t get you high. If taken in very large amounts, hemp is more likely to give you a migraine than get you high.
Many hemp producers sell hemp legally under the protection of the 2018 Farm Bill. Each state passes its own hemp production regulations, but according to the Bill, hemp is a legal plant.
It is unlikely, but it can, especially if you smoke very large quantities and don’t regulate the dosage properly. That may lead to the THC to be detectable over the 50ng/ml limit.