Beware of Using Marijuana Extracts


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More than a year ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) added marijuana extracts to its list of Schedule 1 drugs. Schedule 1 drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Cannabidiol (CBD) and CBD oils are considered extracts. These types of products and their…


Timely information, as CBD oils are becoming extremely popular, even among medical and mental health professionals. Even thought the THC levels are low enough to be touted as ‘non-existant’, be aware that they can still be detected by test panels, especially since the oil is very vulnerable to other substances that have an amplifying effect.
Someone I know well was recommended a CBD oil capsule as a natural anxiety remedy instead of a prescription medicine. This CBD brand was expensive, made from organic hemp, had third party lab confirmation as being pure, etc. and having maximum of 1% THC content.
A urine drug screen for pre employment showed positive for marijuana. I have zero doubt that this person has never been in contact with marijuana in their lifetime.
After lots of research, it was determined that another supplement (5-HTP) that was also being taken ‘amplified the body’s’ chemical ‘identity’ of hemp to show as THC containing hemp’.
Needless to say, even with refuting information, the employer withdrew the offer.