As ‘innocent’ CBD products are arriving on the shelves of markets in different states, more people are reporting failing drug tests.
After reading such incidents in the newspaper or online, many people subconsciously ask themselves a question, “Can using CBD get me fired”? If your profession or company requires testing all their employees every now and then, odds are high that you may eventually fail a drug test, even though you may have consumed nothing more than the CBD products available in the market.
The result of your drug test depends on the type of the product you are using and the amount of THC it possesses. Although the quantity of THC is listed on the product label, many people are either not aware of it or do not bother to have a look. Even if some manage to spare some precious seconds, they might not know how much THC is fine and how much isn’t.
Well, we can’t blame only ourselves. Courtesy of a dearth of strict standards of testing, many companies tend to list lower values of THC on the product label. The quantities of THC will never be ‘as high to make you high’ but they may be enough for you to fail a drug test, conducted via not the most of the sophisticated equipment out there.
A Truck driver named Douglas Horn in New York City has filed a lawsuit against the company whose CBD product caused him to fail a drug test. Horn alleged that the CBD product, which he used to treat pain, contained higher THC than mentioned on the product label.
In a similar case, a Pennsylvania woman had sued a CBD manufacturer after losing her job to a failed drug test.
In another incident, Lorraine Jeffries, a school bus monitor – sorry, a FORMER school bus monitor in Missouri said that the CBD oil her doctor had recommended her for joint pain, made her fail a drug test, resulting in her subsequent expulsion.
For entrepreneurs in the cannabis niche, this is a topic of huge concern as the number of such lawsuits are only going to increase as people keep failing drug tests after consuming CBD.