It’s possible to consume CBD oil that has trace amounts of THC, but you may not sense any intoxicating effects. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Be careful about which direction the ratio goes though. Cannabis high in THC and low in CBD may be even more intoxicating than THC alone, according to an Australianstudy.
The short answer is, yes, it’s possible to consume CBD products that have trace amounts of THC, but you may not notice. Understanding why, and how to avoid it, requires a basic knowledge of what CBD is, how it’s extracted, and how it works in your body. Get ready to read some labels.
It’s a question asked more frequently than ever, as CBD formulas are popping up in spas, large retailers, coffee houses, online shops, and major pharmacies across the country.
While there isn’t necessarily a guarantee that the trace amounts of THC in CBD oil won’t show up on a drug test, you really don’t need to worry about it. If you want to be completely sure that your CBD oil won’t result in a positive drug test, seek out raw CBD oil, CBD distillate, or other pure CBD products.
Both THC and CBD have value. However, we need a lot more research to find out the right ratio.
Full-spectrum CBD potentially gives you the best of all worlds. It comes from industrial hemp and contains a maximum of 0.3% THC. For the vast majority of users, even the upper end of the limit shouldn’t lead to intoxication. Moreover, you could receive a range of benefits that you may not get from CBD isolate or broad-spectrum products. This is due to a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
THC is associated with getting stoned. It is understandable why consumers would try to steer clear.
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The revealing truth about CBD…
The list of positive results from CBD studies is growing quickly, and the cannabinoid’s track record is promising. However, there is also plenty of evidence that mixing CBD with THC has many benefits.
Researchers are still trying to learn more about how CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids, interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). We know that THC has a powerful binding affinity with the CB1 receptors in the ECS. Less is known about CBD’s effects. The long-held assumption that CBD has little or no effect on the CB1 receptors is being challenged. It may not bind to CB1 receptors like THC, but it does have an indirect impact, at least.
According to multiple studies, CBD is more effective when used together with THC. Here’s an overview of a few relevant studies.