Drug tests are a common requirement for many workplaces, and the potential for positive results due to the consumption of hemp seeds is a real concern. Hemp seeds contain a small amount of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, but not enough to cause a positive drug test result. However, the CBD industry is not strictly regulated in the United States, and there is a large gray market in Canada. This means that it is possible to fail a drug test with a CBD product, so it is important to understand how this can happen. The THC content of hemp is below the level required by federal law and is therefore safe to consume.
Companies that produce hemp seed products are required to test them for THC content and display the test promise symbol on their labels. Hemp protein contains about 10 grams of protein per three tablespoons, about the same amount as an ounce of red meat. It does not affect the urine drug test for cannabis or MMJ. Hemp oil and other hemp-related products are supposed to be THC-free, but it is possible to fail a CBD drug test if they contain traces of this compound. Hemp seed oil is mainly used in soaps and skin care products as a moisturizer, but it can also be found in foods such as salad dressings.
Hemp-based foods and hemp body products commercially produced and sold in the United States are not legally authorized to contain THC. However, consuming non-commercially produced hemp foods, hemp-based oils, or using homemade hemp-based products can have risks of testing positive. Other factors such as metabolism, age, gender, and diet program also play an essential role in the body's digestion of hemp. CBD oil contains a higher percentage of CBD than hemp seed oil, and can be used for medical and recreational purposes. If a laboratory-tested hemp product contained traces of THC, it would be in such small quantities that it would likely require exorbitant amounts of ingestion or use for it to begin to appear remotely in the least amount in a drug test. It is important to be aware of these risks when consuming hemp products or using CBD oil.