Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the many compounds found naturally in Cannabis plants, which include Hemp and Marijuana. CBD is the ‘therapeutic’ component of these plants, while THC is the ‘psychoactive’ component. The Hemp plant, recently removed as a Schedule 1 drug by the FDA, contains CBD but does not contain significant amounts of THC. Yes, Hemp does contain trace amounts of THC, about 0.3% (see more on drug tests and CBD below). So, what are the differences between CBD and THC and how can you benefit from CBD oils? Read on.
CBD oil has skyrocketed in popularity because of the benefits it brings, including:
- Pain Relief
- Quitting Smoking and Withdrawals
- Digestive Assistance
- Improves Mood Disorders
- Reduces Anxiety and Depression
- Helps with Epilepsy
- Lowers Inflammation
Please note that these are commonly listed benefits of CBD Oil, and that we do not make any promises as to your experience or outcomes.
CBD versus THC Chart
Check out this chart to see all of the benefits of CBD Oil and compare those to THC. In addition to these benefits, CBD Oil can actually counteract some of the anxiety caused by THC itself.
CBD treats the whole body. You won’t feel a sudden change when taking CBD oil, as you might taking some prescribed medication. Most people report an overall feeling of wellbeing. If you have some arthritis, for example, and take some CBD oil, you might not notice until you suddenly realize you don’t have the pain. It is a subtle feeling and gets better with repeated use.
The Right CBD Oils
Once you decide to give CBD Oil a try, it is important to choose the right product. Many products out there can contain unwanted materials, including heavy metals, molds, and bacteria. At SonicTest Labs, we have chosen Plus CBD Oil™ products, which are derived from agricultural hemp, are non-psychotoxic (does not result in “getting high”), and have received awards for their transparency from Seed to Shelf™.
CBD Oil and Drug Testing
An obvious question given our purpose here at SonicTest Labs is, “Will CBD cause me to fail a drug test?” The short answer is all CDB contains THC, up to 0.3%. The Plus CBD oil contains far below that amount at approximately 0.1%. Although it is possible for THC to accumulate in the fatty tissues, even in trace amounts,, the most likely cause of a positive drug test is — you guessed it — drug use. An employee that has taken in THC in one form or another will test positive, regardless of CBD usage.
Still Have Questions about CBD Oil?
Give one of our Phoenix area drug testing locations a call, or pay us a visit. Our staff is happy to answer your questions and make sure you get the right products, the right tests, and peace of mind when it comes to drug testing and CBD Oil.