Cannabis is the umbrella term describing hemp and marijuana plants—two different varieties of the Cannabis genus. Both marijuana and hemp can be described as cannabis, but they are two different plants.
Study of CBD Oil
While some CBD oils claim to be isolates, they may be full-spectrum oils and actually contain more cannabinoids (such as THC) than they claim.
Cross-Contamination of THC
Inadvertent exposure to marijuana (via secondhand smoke) is unlikely to be enough for a person to get a positive drug test result. But it is possible. Being in a room with heavy pot smokers for several hours may cause the inhalation of enough THC-containing smoke to result in a positive test result.
Since laws have changed, facilities are scrambling to adjust their equipment and testing procedures. Many labs, including both equipment and testing personnel, are still not adequately prepared to differentiate between legal and illegal levels of THC. This includes both the equipment and the personnel responsible for testing.
However, CBD is not without its downfalls.
On top of this, different cities handle testing and charges differently. If you live in Houston, read our article, “Is weed legal in Houston?”
THC may build up over time in your body
Can CBD make you fail a drug test? It’s a question on a lot of people’s minds. Today, one-in-five adults aged 18-29 report using CBD regularly and for all kinds of reasons that have nothing to do with getting high.
It’s also important to keep in mind that states have different regulations on marijuana as a whole. If you bring in CBD from another state, this could be problematic for you in Texas (even if it is considered legal in the state you purchased it in).
What is CBD: Pure Isolate vs. Broad/Full Spectrum
Recent studies have shown that THC can build up in your body over time when consumed frequently, even if it is only present in low volumes as with full-spectrum CBD. People who use CBD for medical purposes daily may be at additional risk of THC buildup, potentially resulting in a failed drug test.
To do this, it’s important to work with a Board Certified defense lawyer, such as Mark Thiessen, who understands how, when, and why lab testing yields inaccurate results.