We are allowed 0.3 wt % THC in our final products. This is like having only 3 brown M&M’s in a batch of 1,000 M&Ms total (assuming all the M&Ms are the same weight). It’s a very, very small amount. We prove our compliance through reputable analysis.
What happens in a complex system like the human body that may or may not be using other cannabis based products or what the sensitivity/specificity of a given urinalysis test may be are huge factors in the validity of urinalysis results.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there about 0% THC products as well, given that different drug tests use different antibody/antigen pairs that are sensitive to different metabolites and that CBD and THC are incredibly similar molecules. An individual may metabolize a THC free product to contain a detectable metabolite on a drug test panel…..think about people testing positive for opioids with poppy seeds or the way false positive pregnancy test results can happen via urinalysis (more rare to get false pregnancy tests via blood).
The bottom line is that there is no guarantee for a given individual that they will pass a urine drug test if they use cannabis/legal hemp products.
Using legal hemp products tested by a reputable lab with THC at or below the legal limit makes it more probable that they would have a clean drug test, but there are simply no guarantees because there are too many other factors.
It is completely understandable that people are concerned about passing drug tests, particularly when it is associated with their livelihood. For people who are concerned about drug testing and legal hemp use, we encourage them to do their own research (projectcbd.org
is a great site) and know that they have a right to confirm any positive urinalysis result with a blood test for employment reasons if they feel the results are in error.
There is a lot of information on the pharmacokinetics of THC/CBD out there, below is an excerpt from an NIH article on the long half life of THC and how metabolites vs. parent drugs are detected:
- What is CBD and Full Spectrum Hemp?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring, non-intoxicating molecule found in the Cannabis sativa plant.
- Will CBD help me with my health concern or conditions?
StHealthy Nutrition products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. Learn more about current CBD uses and research at www.projectcbd.org and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
- What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Read this blog to help you understand.
- Will consuming 0.3 wt% THC cause intoxication or being “high”?
No. The concentration of THC in our products does not contain enough of the psychoactive molecule to produce an intoxicating effect or dysphoria whatsoever. Our products are formulated for daily support and wellness of the endocannabinoid system, not for recreational purposes.
- Is Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD safe to consume?
The World Health Organization published a report in (June 2018 https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlledsubstances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf) that CBD exhibits no effects indicative of abuse or dependence potential.
- Do I need a medical marijuana card to purchase or use Full Spectrum Hemp/CBD?
No. StHealthy Nutrition CBD products are derived from legal hemp. The legal definition of hemp means the product contains less than 0.3 wt% THC.
- Are CBD products legal in all 50 US States?
Yes. As long as the product meets the definition of legal hemp (less than 0.3 wt% THC). StHealthy Nutrition CBD products are considered personal care products and can be shipped legally to all 50 states.
- How is StHealthy Nutrition CBD / Hemp extracted?
Our Oregon, USA sourced Full Spectrum Hemp oil is extracted from premium Cannabis sativa hemp flowers with a food grade alcohol solvent. The use of a clean, food grade solvent allows for the full extraction of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant material. Any residual solvent remaining from the extraction process is washed out and the final product is tested to ensure full solvent removal.
- What kind of laboratory testing is performed on StHealthy Nutrition CBD products and what is the Certificate of Analysis (COA)?
Certificates of Analysis or COA’s are the way in which the manufacturer discovers what is in the raw product and best practices is to have all raw materials third party tested. The products are all tested by the producers, but the third party testing ensures there has been no bias.
Currently the third party testing is done at lab in California that has the most rigorous testing standards in the US.
This particular laboratory has been testing hemp for over a decade, we are pleased to give SC Labs
the stamp of approval for their quality and knowledge.
The manufacturer of StHealthy Nutrition CBD /Hemp products test the raw hemp oil which is the best place for anything like pesticides or heavy metals to be present in their potential highest concentration–you want to test the raw crude as the “worst case” scenario. They test the products for 66 pesticides, mycotoxins, 20 residual solvents, heavy metals and utilizing high sensitivity PCR and flouroesscence detection for microbiological impurities.
This comprehensive level of analytical testing brings us added assurance that we are manufacturing with high quality ingredients. We are totally stoked to share this information with you!
- Will Full Spectrum Hemp interact with my other medications?
At our daily recommended doses, it is unlikely that significant drug interactions will occur. There is some evidence however, that cannibadiols can inhibit the activity of cytochrome P450, which helps us to metabolize other drugs. The evidence shows this is dose dependent and related to higher dosing. Consider taking any Full Spectrum Hemp product away other medications and as with any product, always consult your primary health practitioner prior to use or with your specific questions. A great read for to help you understand this more is https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/cbd-drug-interactions/p450