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Smoking hemp flower is one way to get the benefits of CBD. After the 2018 Farm Bill, all hemp-derived products became legal in the U.S., providing consumers with the opportunity to find a safe and natural alternative to manage their health conditions or just have a good, relaxing time.

However, many users have doubts on the impact hemp flowers can have on drug tests. Is it possible to fail a drug test from smoking hemp flower? How much hemp flower can lead you to fail a drug test? In this article, you will learn all about drug testing and hemp flower to save yourself from trouble in the future. “Failure is success if we learn from it.” 

Will Hemp Flower Make You Test Positive?

According to the FDA, a hemp product is considered legal when it has less than .3% THC. THC is the cannabinoid in marijuana responsible for making you “high”. Even though hemp has more CBD than THC, you can still find traces of the latter in some products. For this reason, farmers must make sure their crops abide by the law and constantly check their material before selling them to manufacturers.

Hemp Flower Drug Test

Since CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, there are no drug tests calibrating the amount of CBD found in a person’s body. However, the traces of THC that stay in hemp flowers, oils, and full-spectrum CBD products may lead you to fail your drug test under certain conditions.

How Much Hemp Flower to Fail a Drug Test?

Although CBD won’t get you in trouble in case you have to undergo a drug test, the traces of THC found in hemp flower will if you consume large doses of CBD. The reason behind this is because the more you consume any hemp product on a daily basis, the more the cannabinoids and terpenes accumulate in your body.

For instance, if you have a CBD hemp flower testing below .3% THC and smoke an extraordinary quantity, you will most likely fail a drug test if you perform it within a few days. In order to know if your consumption of hemp flower may make you fail a drug test, it is important to know if the flower has third-party lab reports to ensure the product is compliant.

Buy your product from a transparent CBD company like Botany Farms to be certain that your hemp flower has the legal .3% THC limit. Because our bodies metabolize and break down THC without holding onto any of it, it all comes down to different factors.

CBD is a fat-soluble compound, meaning it takes time to be processed because it is absorbed in your fatty tissues. Additionally, even if you consume hemp flower less frequently, bodies work differently; some people might have to wait longer for their bodies to process all the traces of cannabinoids in their bloodstream.

For example, a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine showed that out of the six research volunteers, two of them tested positive for THC-COOH - a metabolite used to indicate whether someone has used cannabis- after vaping a little less than 1 gram of the batch of hemp flower used. The batch contained 10.5% CBD and 0.39% THC, which are similar levels to what is often found in legal hemp products. Each gram contained 100 milligrams of CBD and 3.7 milligrams of THC.

An eighth to a quarter a day of hemp flower could possibly show up THC levels in your drug test. Normally, a urine or oral fluid test has low detection thresholds of 50ng/ml. Although there are no studies on how long CBD and THC stays in the urine, saliva, or hair, the estimation is that daily doses of CBD up to 100mg can be still detectable in the urine within a couple of weeks of the last consumption.

Hemp Flower and Drug Test

So, how do you not fail a drug test if you're a regular hemp flower consumer? There are several aspects to consider to ensure you don’t get yourself in trouble from enjoying the benefits of hemp.

First, try to get information from your HR representative about the details of the drug screening you are going to undergo. If you think smoking hemp will make you fail the drug taste due to your intake, consider a detox protocol to eliminate THC from your bloodstream. 

This entails exercising, having a healthy diet that excludes products such as red meat and junk food, and having detox drinks. Even though they take some time to show the results and eliminate THC traces from your system, they are the most safe and healthy ways to ensure you pass your drug test.

Additionally, it is extremely important to make sure you are buying from transparent companies. These ones often have lab reports for their products on their website. This is one of the best ways to ensure you are not smoking high THC hemp flower, thus avoiding the sticky situation it could put you in.

Botany Farms offers a wide variety of hemp flower rich in terpenes and CBD, completely hand-trimmed and hand-cured to deliver the best craft cannabis. You can find all our lab reports here to rest assured you are only getting the best quality from our delicious strains.

As cannabis starts to be accepted in our society, employers may stop requiring drug tests to hire employees. State and federal marijuana laws are changing, and soon, THC will stop being a problem for companies, allowing consumers to freely use their favorite cannabis products as they wish. For the time being, you just have to make sure you don’t consume too much hemp flower to avoid testing positive.

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