Vapouround magazine ISSUE 21 - Page 35

The issue arises with THC content This is the compound behind the psychoactive effects of cannabis, and it is a controlled substance within the UK. THC is found in full spectrum products; as hemp plants grown for CBD under a Home Office licence and in the EU must contain less than 0.2 percent THC. Any oil extracted will therefore have very low concentrations. In the UK, the legal blood limit to drive is 2µg/L, above this and you are by definition ‘drug driving’ which acquires driving penalties. Many employers now opt to drug test their staff which can be during recruitment or at random, although this is not just limited to THC, but other narcotics such as MDMA and heroin among others. Cannabis screening tests target THC and its metabolite THC-COOH, and this can be tested for by using saliva, urine, blood or even hair. Although it is very rare for normal use of full spectrum CBD products to show up on a test due to the minute quantities of THC content, abnormally heavy usage each day at 1000mg or more may cause a false positive result for THC. So, putting it all together, there is a small possibility to test positive for THC when using full spectrum CBD products. Although it is unlikely, but if you have any concerns or work in a tightly monitored industry where this could be an issue, you can safely use products containing pure CBD isolate, or you may want to look into broad spectrum. . Disclaimer: Please note the advice expressed by this contributor in this article is given to the best of his knowledge. It is not binding and may not be the case in some situations. VM21 | 35