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CBD and Driving?

19/09/2022
CBD-and-Driving

CBD (cannabidiol) oil is an herbal product, legal and freely available on the market in many places. It isn’t subject to the Narcotics `Act in Europe and can be consumed without hesitation. However, cannabis products with a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content fall under the Narcotics Act and are prohibited, as intoxicating effects can occur.

In Australia, hemp oil isolate and cannabidiol isolate are available in many online stores such as Down To Earth. Try CBD isolate oil; it’s one of the best CBD products on the market.

Can I Jeopardize My Driver’s License If I Consume CBD Oil?

The simple answer: it shouldn’t (but nobody should ever drive under the influence of drugs).

CBD products, i.e. cannabidiol, is extracted from the cannabis plant alongside THC, but it doesn’t have the same effect on the body. CBD, doesn’t get you high or cause any other effects.

CBD can be understood as an antagonist to THC.

Cannabidiol is even needed to counteract the effects of THC in the body. What’s more, CBD has calming and stress-reducing properties and is therefore used in many ways. However, without losing control of your body, which is the case with many other medications.

Your driver’s license shouldn’t be at risk if CBD oil is used once or more regularly. It also doesn’t matter in what dosage or with what strength. CBD oils have no definite side effects on the body and therefore shouldn’t affect cognitive abilities and concentration in traffic. It’s also not important how old the consumer is or whether he’s still a driver’s license holder in the probationary period.

However, once again: use your own discretion when driving and the decisions you make.

Use of CBD

You should also know that the factual and legal situation in Australia is constantly changing. After ingestion, many people wonder about their ability to drive on the road. CBD oils also have a certain proportion of THC, which by law may not be higher than 0.2% in Australia.

Every user of CBD oil also absorbs some THC, which raises the question of fitness to drive. Therefore, you should choose products that have the lowest possible THC content, preferably <0.1%. In addition, you should keep the number of drops as low as possible and, if necessary, use more highly concentrated premium oils. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) recommends not to exceed the daily intake of 60 mcg of THC.

Drug Test and CBD

Cannabis and drug testing – these two terms are closely related for some, knowing that a positive test can have legal ramifications. While the consumption of cannabis isn’t prohibited, the possession of certain products is. When consuming CBD products, you don’t own cannabis, but cannabidiol and the all-clear can be given. The only thing that can be verified is the specific drug they are testing for. A drug test during a traffic stop usually only tests for the substance THC. The consumed CBD content isn’t displayed with a urine test, which you don’t always have to submit to. It’s only tested for the psychoactive THC or THC-COOH. A pure CBD urine test, therefore, yields nothing at first, because the small amount of THC in the CBD product isn’t high enough, to be able to be displayed. Therefore, the THC can’t impair the ability to drive and there’s no CBD intoxication. As the psychoactive effect is absent and from a legal point of view, taking cannabidiol isn’t considered drug consumption.

The Most Important Question: When Can a Drug Test Be Positive?

At 1000 and 2000 milligrams daily when CBD oil contains more THC. However, the test result would be a “false positive”. A mass spectrometry test could then be created, the result of which would then be negative. These types of tests are more precise, and more specific, and don’t detect CBD or other cannabinoids. With the necessary amount of THC for an initial positive test, it’s very unlikely that there would be additional testing. However, if you still want to be on the safe side, you can simply buy products that are 100% free of THC.

Final Thoughts

Of course, these guidelines apply primarily to Australian road traffic regulations. Yet, they aren’t applied in all countries.

At Down To Earth, we sell all kinds of CBD products including hemp oil isolate and cannabidiol isolate. The isolate oil is a highly recommended CBD product. They are THC-free, which is a huge benefit for people who are constantly afraid of CBD products. However, any CBD product shouldn’t be taken without direct supervision from your doctor.

Furthermore, all our products are tested by independent labs to ensure their quality and purity and the lab reports are available on our website.

If you’ve any questions, feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you in no time. Drive safely!
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