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An increasing number of individuals are now using Cannabidiol (commonly known as CBD oil) for sleep or pain relief. They’re interested in experiencing the health benefits of cannabinoids without the mind-altering effects associated with marijuana usage. CBD oils can be legally purchased at drugstores, convenience stores, and other outlets, and many individuals swear by them as a natural remedy. It should also come as no surprise that individuals who fail drug tests frequently claim that the results are a “false positive” because they use CBD oils for legitimate health reasons.

At First Choice, we offer every conceivable lab test at our south Little Rock location. You’ll always receive fast and friendly service, and we can perform most tests without an appointment. We keep a Medical Review Officer (MRO) on staff to verify all results, and we’re a phone call away when you have any questions. Here are a few common questions about CBD Oil and drug testing.

What are the health benefits of CBD oils?-CBD is extracted from cannabis plants and diluted with other products such as coconut oil or hemp seed oil. Individuals who use CBD are seeking relief from chronic pain, anxiety, or depression. Some individuals also use CBD to treat cancer and neurological disorders.

Is CBD oil approved by the FDA?-Epidiolex is the only CBD product that has been approved by the FDA for medical treatment, and other products are currently unregulated.

Do CBD products lead to a positive test?-A SAMHSA-certified positive for THC is 15 ng/ml or higher, which means that a result of 14 ng/ml or lower would be reported as negative. It is possible for THC to show up in trace amounts on a lab test, but most individuals who claim that a result is a false positive have levels much higher than 20 ng/ml. We’re not able to pinpoint the source of the THC during the testing process, but we’re obligated to report positive results. If you choose to use unregulated CBD oil without a prescription or under direct medical supervision, you’re doing so at your own risk!

Contact us online or at 501-661-9992 if you have questions about drug testing programs, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment.