Is CBD legal?

When derived from hemp, the answer is yes. The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substance Act. Federally, hemp is defined as cannabis containing less than .3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The passing of 2018 the Farm Bill legally allows hemp and derivatives sourced from hemp, including CBD, to grow in and ship to all 50 states. All Auntie Dolores products feature organic Full Spectrum Hemp CBD oil.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Generally, no. Most drug tests run by employers are screening for THC. Although CBD can be detected, the average drug test is screening for THC and not designed to pick up CBD or any of the other compounds found in cannabis. It is difficult for these tests to even detect low levels of THC.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the cutoff limit for the presence of THC is 50 nanograms per milliliter. So, that means if an extremely high 2,000 mg dose of full spectrum hemp CBD oil (containing less than .3% of THC) is consumed, there is a very slim chance of receiving a false-positive result. Most employers and legal services prefer to use SAMHSA-certified labs as the standard.

There is an exception – drug tests utilizing gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry cannot distinguish CBD from THC. This means that CBD, even without a trace of THC, will show up positive.

We recommend inquiring about how the test will be conducted and be prepared to educate if your test reveals a false positive for THC.

In any case, if you have to take a drug test for a new job or if the company you work for regularly screens, it is a good idea to be upfront with them if you use CBD. If they are unfamiliar with current laws or how CBD works within the body, inform them. Share documentation about what is in the product you are taking. Quell misconceptions by showing them a Certificate of Analysis from an accredited third-party lab (we provide that information right here on our website).

Does CBD get you high?

No. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It is also a CB1 (cannabinoid receptor found in the human body and the bodies of all animals) antagonist, which means it can actually block the intoxicating effects of THC.

Is CBD addictive?

No. CBD is non-habit forming. According to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization, CBD exhibits “no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.” The report also states that CBD is “well-tolerated with a good safety profile.”

For some, CBD may even be helpful when fighting addiction by helping relieve symptoms associated with withdrawal. These include anxiety, digestive upset, discomfort throughout the body, sleeplessness and more.

Is CBD from cannabis more beneficial than CBD from hemp?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid found in both hemp and cannabis. On a molecular level, it is the same compound whether sourced from hemp or cannabis. The benefits are identical. When derived from hemp, CBD oil contains less than .3% THC. That small amount will not get one high. When CBD oil is derived from cannabis, the THC levels are generally between 5 – 30%, depending on the strain. These amounts do produce psychoactive effects (the high). 

The most beneficial way to consume CBD is with a full spectrum formulation, which includes minor cannabinoids, terpenes and other chemicals from the plant. Together, these compounds work synergistically to create the entourage effect, producing the greatest benefit. This can be achieved with both hemp and cannabis.