Whenever we discuss CBD, one of the most common questions asked is “does CBD oil have THC?”
Like most questions, there isn’t a strict “yes” or “no” answer. The answer is yes, but it requires context and a little background information.
If you’re considering trying CBD but need to know the answer to this question, we’ve got you. Read on to learn more about the relationship between CBD from hemp and THC.
CBD From Hemp vs. Marijuana
There are two sources of CBD oil. One source is the hemp plant, while the other comes from the marijuana plant.
These two sources vary in their genetic makeup and the purpose for which people grow them.
Marijuana plants contain a higher level of THC, which is a psychoactive drug that binds to the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid 1 receptors. It’s the agent inside of marijuana that gets you “high”.
People grow hemp plants for their seeds and stalk. It’s used for textiles, clothes, food, and other industrial purposes. A plant must contain less than .3% of THC to be considered hemp.
All our products come from hemp and are legal in all 50 states.
What’s The Difference Between CBD And THC?
As stated above, THC is the substance in marijuana that produces the euphoric high feeling. It binds to the cannabinoid 1 receptors found throughout your body.
Although CBD and THC both come from the cannabis plant, they are different on a molecular level and produce different results.
CBD doesn’t bind with the CB1 receptors. In fact, it actually acts as an antagonist to these receptors. It contains no psychoactive properties, which is why it’s legal in the United States so long as it’s properly sourced.
The Process Of Extraction
There are three different ways to extract CBD oil from hemp:
This method extracts CBD in its purest form.
Co2 pushes through the plant at high pressures and low temperatures. It’s believed that this is the safest method because it removes substances like chlorophyll without leaving any residue. the CBD has a clean taste but is more expensive because of the higher costs of the extraction method. This is the method used in the extract we use at Highland Pharms.
This method is the least desirable of the three. Extractors use high grain alcohol to get the CBD oil. It’s a cheaper method, but it destroys some of the reported beneficial oils found in CBD.
The Oil Method
A carrier oil extracts the CBD in this method, which is growing in popularity. Olive oil is the most common carrier used in the process. The nutrients in the oil add benefits to CBD. This process is safe and leaves out any unwanted residues.
Does Extraction Affect THC In CBD Oil? Does CBD Oil Have THC?
Even though hemp contains less than .3%, which is a trace amount that isn’t going to have any effect on you, it’s still present. The methods listed above aren’t going to change that.
So yes, there is THC in CBD oil. Does that mean that you should worry?
Will CBD Oil Cause A Failed Drug Test?
According to the standards set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the limit of THC in your system to fail a drug test is 40ng/ml. This is the standard that most businesses use. This isn’t universal, but it is the majority.
There might be a company or two (think NASA) that sets the limit at zero, but they’d have a hard time finding anyone at that level, CBD oil use or not. The MHSA standard is the most common, but there are some companies that use different level.
All CBD oil from hemp contains less than .3% THC or less, but many of them are at .01% or .02%. The average CBD user takes between 1/mg a day and 40/mg. At that rate, it would be almost impossible to fail a drug test because of THC.
Now, if someone were to take a massive dose of CBD oil before a drug test, they might run into a problem. By massive dose, however, we mean that they would have to consume around 1300mg or more.
As it stands, we’ve never heard of anyone failing a drug test because of CBD use. If they have, it’s because they went well above the recommended dosage.
If someone does fail a drug test, they have the right to dispute the findings. At that point, they’ll test for THC instead of cannabinoids.
There are three products that we offer with no THC (at the time of this writing). We’ve designed these products for people that want to try CBD oil but are still unsure about the idea of THC in the product.
This is a CBD isolate product that is THC-free. It’s a powdery substance that you can eat as is or add to drinks, vapes, or sprinkle on top of foods. It’s a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of CBD.
750 Plus Hemp Wax Crumble
This product shows no detectable results when tested in a lab for THC. It’s a wax crumble that is a minimum of 750/mg of CBD per gram. It’s the most concentrated crumble in the industry and only has one ingredient: hemp oil extract.
Shatter Extra Full Plant Terpenes
Shatter is CBD isolate with terpenes to form a rock-like substance perfect for smoking or vaping. It has an amazing 950/mg of CBD, meaning that it’s at least 95% pure. When we say “at least” that’s because we know that it’s closer to 98%!
It gives off an amazing smell because of the full range of terpenes we put into the product.
Are You Ready To Try CBD Oil?
If you’re going to buy CBD products, you should always look for the purest form from the best source. We get all our hemp-based CBD oil from ultra high-grade hemp plants grown in Colorado. Our products are the best in the industry.
Are you ready to enjoy the many user-reported benefits of CBD oil? Check out our store and order today. If you have any questions, we have an F.A.Q. page as well as test results posted on our site!