People grow cannabis for numerous purposes, and it contains over 400 chemical compounds, 80 of which are biologically active. Cannabinoids are the most important biologically active compounds. Cannabinoids include THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, and CBC.
Drug tests, used in the UK, identify THC and its metabolites. THC is the psychoactive compound, and it is intoxicating. However, researchers are more interested in CBD, which is non-psychoactive and has numerous health benefits. CBD is especially useful for anxiety relief and has many metabolic effects.
As a rule, the tests do not screen for CBD, but some regulated CBD products in the UK contain low amounts of THC. It means that theoretically, you may fail a drug test.
If you consume CBD oil and you are afraid to be tested positive for cannabis on a workplace, follow these easy tips:
What to do if your test declares you used cannabis? Obviously, it depends on the employers’ drug and alcohol policy. In most cases, your boss will not take into consideration why you took it and what medical problems you have. In the UK cannabis is a class B drug, and it can lead to severe penalties for possession and supply1. It is challenging to predict what will happen next.
If you take CBD products, the only advice is to be careful and use only regulated CBD oil purchased in the UK. Then, any workplace drug tests will not bring you unnecessary stress and anxiety, and you will be able to focus on job tasks.