Heads up: Some CBD oils contain THC, which can cause failed drug tests

With its claim of calming and sedative effects, CBD oil has become very popular.

Members should be aware there are different “spectrums” of CBD oil. Some contain THC, and some do not. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis (marijuana). This can show up in a drug screening. Please do your research before you begin using any CBD-oil product.

Here is one place to start. Note the heads up on drug testing: “Because CBD products aren’t regulated the same way as drugs or supplements, you do run the risk of trace amounts of THC in any CBD product you buy. If you’re drug tested, you may want to avoid CBD products altogether.”

And here’s a warning from one CBD seller: “While it’s unlikely you’d fail a traditional drug test from using our products, the possibility cannot be ruled out. There are just too many types of drug tests out there, and with hemp products still relatively new on the market, it’s hard to assume that all tests will distinguish between THC and other types of cannabinoids. If you’re subject to a zero-tolerance drug policy at work or elsewhere, please know that some of the more sensitive drug tests can come back positive for cannabinoids. If you’re unsure about where your company stands, better ask your HR department before you buy.”