Will CBD Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?
It’s a question we hear a lot. If you’ve ever typed this query into Google, we’re sure you’ve gotten a multitude of answers with varying degrees of certainty. Despite CBD's growing popularity and ubiquity in people’s daily routines, there are still many misconceptions surrounding its use. One of the biggest questions surrounding CBD use is: will taking CBD cause me to fail a drug test? The short answer: no. Unless a test is specifically modified for CBD, pure CBD will not make you fail a drug test. However, we understand why the question frequently pops up in discussions surrounding CBD use. Whether you have a mandatory drug test coming up for your job or you just want to put your mind at ease for the future, you don’t have much to worry about when it comes to CBD and drug tests. Need further reassurance? Let's delve into the reasons why! CBD and marijuana are not the same CBD is too often mistakenly thought to be the same as marijuana, and from this, many misconceptions are derived and propagated. Legal CBD products aren’t made with cannabis, pure and simple. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which means it doesn’t have the power to alter your mental state the same way marijuana does.  While it is becoming more commonly known that although CBD can be derived from marijuana, it is not the same as marijuana and does not give the high that marijuana is known for. What causes a high from marijuana is THC, and pure CBD is THC-free. THC can also cause hallucinations, alter thinking, and even cause delusions. This is usually what people describe as the ‘high’ of marijuana, whereas CBD provides a different, much more calming alternative. Legal CBD must be made with CBD derived from hemp because the plant is naturally low in THC. In order to meet legal requirements, CBD products must contain no more than 0.3% THC by weight. Which CBD products contain THC? Full Spectrum CBD products often contain 0.3% of THC or less. (For example, our Mint Full Spectrum CBD oil). Because of this, it’s possible that levels could be detected in your bloodstream. However, our pure CBD oils do not contain THC and will not cause you to fail a drug test. In short, if you have a drug test in your future, stick to pure CBD and steer clear of Full Spectrum CBD products. It’s also worth noting that CBD products containing THC have such an extremely low dosage that the amount won’t create any impactful or noticeable effects.  Extra Protection: Third-Party Lab Reports When it comes to research, the more you do, the better! If you're looking for extra peace of mind when consuming CBD, look for products backed by a third-party lab report to make sure you know what you're getting with your products. This report will usually confirm a product’s specific ingredients and where they are sourced from. This will also assure you that your products do not contain THC, ensuring you that you'll have nothing to worry about when it comes to passing any drug tests. Know Where Your CBD Comes From Want to know for sure that your CBD comes from natural, reputable sources? Make sure you purchase your products from a reputable brand you can trust. Verma Farms offers award-winning CBD gummies, oils, capsules, and topical products that are designed to support the total mind and body wellness. And best of all? Our CBD comes from unadulterated hemp grown right here on US soil. We use only the freshest, most trusted ingredients for products you can count on every time. Trust us to put your mind at ease!
Introducing our Newest product - Pear Full Spectrum CBD Gummies
Did you know pears are symbols of abundance and longevity? It’s fitting for a fruit whose appealing taste gives everything a joyful boost. As one of our favorite fruits, this makes sense, and it's one of our signature flavors at Verma Farms. To keep all you pear-fanatics happy, we're thrilled to present our newest product: Pear Full Spectrum CBD Gummies! New to gummies or full spectrum CBD? Have no fear! As always, we’re happy to give you a run-down on everything you need to know about our Hawaiian-inspired goods, from its ingredients and production to its benefits and dosage. Here’s a quick primer on the ins and outs of this delicious treat. What is full spectrum CBD? You may be wondering: so what exactly sets apart full spectrum CBD from other CBD products? Full spectrum CBD contains all the beneficial compounds naturally found in cannabis plants. For example, terpenes, which can have therapeutic benefits, and flavonoids, which can help manage inflammation. Always check out a product’s certificate of analysis (COA) to ensure the source and full ingredient list of the full spectrum CBD products you are using. Distilled from Cannabis sativa through a method that preserves many other components in the final product, full spectrum CBD can contain THC, but no more than .3%. THC is the cannabinoid found in marijuana, but the small amount in full spectrum CBD means it's unlikely to make you high. Why gummies? If you're new to CBD, gummies are the perfect place to get started. For beginners, it's often daunting to know the appropriate CBD dose that’s just right for you, but you won't have to worry about that with gummies. Unlike CBD oils or tinctures, gummies are pre-dosed, with our full spectrum pear gummies specifically giving you 500mg. No guesswork required! Gummies also offer all of the benefits of CBD, including natural pain relief, improved sleep, lowered stress and anxiety, and so much more. It’s the perfect, discreet treat to keep you relaxed and support a balanced body. Best of all? Gummies are simply delicious! At Verma Farms, our gummies are inspired by the beautiful, sun-dappled Hawaiian islands. Need an escape? We can't think of a better place to mentally travel to when you're looking to unwind and chill. What's in our Pear Full Spectrum Gummies? These treats contain less than .3% Delta-9 THC by weight, and as always, our CBD comes from unadulterated hemp grown in US soil. That means you don't have to worry about any pesticides or harmful toxins in our products -- and there's definitely no nasty aftertaste! Simply pop one in your mouth and let those tropical vibes wash over you. As always, you only get the highest quality CBD and high-grade hemp foundation made with CO2 extraction. We take great pride in everything we make, and these gummies are no exception. Our soft, sweet pear gummies are just what you need for a perfectly mellow boost. What are you waiting for? Try them out today!
What is Nano CBD?
The world of CBD grows larger every day! But first? You have to get small. Nano, to be exact. You may know CBD's multitude of therapeutic benefits, such as putting your mind and body at ease and boosting your focus and productivity levels when they're flagging. But have you heard of Nano CBD? Maybe you know of nanotechnology or nanoseconds, and if you’re thinking “nano” means “small,” you’re on the right track. But just because the science goes into small scales doesn’t mean the results are tiny, too. This niche of CBD is known for being more effective than other formulations, and at Verma Farms, we utilize Nano CBD in our Performance gummies, and CBD Isolate for some products. So what is it exactly? How is it made? Where can you get the best products? You’ve got questions, and as always, we’ve got answers! Here's a quick primer on the ins and outs of Nano CBD, as well as a few recommendations on the best products to get you started. The Science Behind Nano CBD First, a quick (and painless, we promise!) science lesson into what exactly makes up this type of CBD. Nano CBD is a CBD molecule coated with liposome and lipid particles. These act to stabilize the CBD and are known to move much faster in our blood systems and effectively reach their targets quicker. They are "nano" because the CBD molecules are packaged in nano-carriers that are about 100 nanometers – that’s pretty tiny! This smaller size allows the molecules to stay in your body longer, and that’s where people who use Nano CBD often say the more effective results get most of its strength. The technology used to create nano emulsified CBD water is called nanoemulsion, which makes something insoluble into liquid soluble. The result? People who take Nano CBD in this form often say they feel its effects faster than regular CBD, with some even claiming a quick burst of effectiveness upon taking it. Is Nano CBD right for me? If you're looking for different or stronger results from your current CBD products, Nano CBD may be the right choice for you and could make a significant impression on your daily life. Nano CBD and traditional CBD share many similarities, but a key difference to pay attention to is that Nano CBD is water-based, while traditional CBD is often oil-based. That means you can often mix Nano CBD with anything from smoothies and coffee to your favorite baked goods and cocktails. The choice is yours! As with all CBD products, when you make the choice to add it to your routine, listen to your body to track how you are reacting to the product and make a note of any changes or reactions. Still on the fence? Do further research on how Nano CBD affects various users with similar symptoms, and learn what works best for your specific needs.  Where to start with Nano CBD? When looking for the right Nano CBD product, you want products made with natural, premium ingredients, preferably sourced right here in the US. You need to be 100% sure that what you’re consuming is the best and safest option for your body. With so many different CBD options on the market today, finding the best products can be overwhelming. But if you're looking to wind down and rest up, our Sleep Nano CBD formula is infused with Ginseng, Chamomile, and Melatonin. As a part of our Performance line of CBD, this oil is made for the targeted results you need to support every aspect of the life you want to live. Sleep is integral to your wellness, and this oil can help you achieve those eight essential hours every night. Alternatively, if you need a much-needed boost to tackle your to-do list, try our Focus Nano CBD formula. Infused with premium ingredients like Fish Oil and Magnesium, it supports a balanced body and helps you concentrate in even the most stressful environments. This is the perfect sidekick for anyone with a jam-packed work schedule or a hectic morning. You can apply the oil directly to your body or dissolve it into your favorite drink. This on-the-go option fits the busiest lifestyles and is perfect for keeping you focused when life throws you curveballs. Have you tried Nano CBD or one of our formulas? Share your experiences with us and others!
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CBD & THC: What's The Difference?
Even since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, a common question has been: what’s the difference between THC and CBD? As most people who understand cannabis as marijuana, this difference can be confusing. Not only because of the common nomenclature people incorrectly use around the plant, but in understanding that there’s an entirely different strain of the cannabis plant most haven’t been exposed to. Which, if you find yourself in the category of trying to get a grasp on the similarities and differences between each, then luckily, we’ve provided a simple explainer breaking them down. Check it out below: The Basics The biggest reason why people get CBD and THC confused is that they both come from the cannabis plant. While most also mistake marijuana and cannabis as the same thing, the taxonomy of them is wildly different. To put it simply, marijuana is a member of the cannabis family, as well as CBD. According to CBD Web, cannabis is often classified as marijuana if it contains greater than 0.3 percent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive component that gets people ‘high’.  The Psychoactive Component (AKA: What THC Does To The Body) The biggest difference between CBD and THC is that THC is considered a psychoactive ingredient. According to Live Science, cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in certain areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, movement, thinking, concentration, coordination, and sensory. With THC, the brain releases dopamine, as well as interferes with how information is processed in the hippocampus- the brain’s function for storing new memories. Additionally, THC can also cause hallucinations, alter thinking, and even cause delusions. Often, this is what people describe as the ‘high’ of marijuana, with CBD providing a different alternative. CBD still interacts with cannabinoid receptors (hence, why we mentioned that both chemicals are derived from different variations of the cannabis plant), but is nonpsychoactive. Essentially, this takes a lot of the positive side-effects many THC users experiences, only without the altered thinking and hallucinations. We’ll note that both CBD and THC affect everyone differently, and as CBD has become incredibly popular, there are some bad actors in the industry selling bunk products...and as a result, skewing people’s perception of its effects. However, that’s why it’s important to rundown the effects of each. What Are The Effects of CBD vs THC? Although there are some similarities, CBD and THC have drastically different effects on most people. Healthline details many uses for THC and CBD in this article. We’ll note that the nuances of each can play a role based on the strain. For example, some strains of THC cannabis can help with depression or migraines, however, that’s predominantly something people grow CBD for. And as one of the fastest-growing industries, CBD has become a product that’s being produced at a larger rate than THC products. Not only because of the legal status, but because of new sectors of customers that otherwise haven’t been into CBD before. Yet, now that they are, the demographic of CBD users vary greatly in comparison to THC. Why CBD Became Popular Beyond the fact that CBD is nonpsychoactive, a lot of people have gravitated towards CBD to replace a lot of over-the-counter medicines they were taking. Especially after the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the CBD market has become flooded with an array of different products people can try, which opens up consumption quite a bit; for example, someone who was once afraid of smoking CBD buds can now consume it via tinctures or candy. Furthermore, CBD has been an object a lot of people like since it produces similar effects to the marijuana they’re used to, only without all the extra mental baggage. As noted by CNET, researchers of CBD note that THC interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, however, CBD only interacts with CB2 receptors, which are in both the immune and gastrointestinal systems. With this, it’s consumption became easier, and when coupled with the fact it can be ailment to people, many started doing a cross-comparison to what they were currently taking. Although it should ultimately be up to the decision of your doctor to see if CBD is right for you, many have found it to be a better alternative when it comes to subsiding side effects, which is a big part of taking any medications. Weigh the pros and cons, as well as really do your research on what’s best for you long-term. What’s Legal? Currently, CBD is legal across all 50 states. On the other hand, THC is legal in only a handful of states for medical or recreational purposes. If you’re aiming to stay on the safe side, then CBD is the way to go. Especially if you’re trying to get the full medicinal benefits without any of the ‘high’, CBD is a great introduction. Our only recommendation is to go with a trusted source, providing someone who’s both knowledgeable, as well as can back up their information with receipts and lab results. Are They Both Medicine? Technically, both CBD and THC are used as a medicine, however, only CBD products, such as CBD Oil and CBD Gummies, are currently legal across all 50 states. For many of the rest, the laws vary between letting people use THC for medical purposes (with laws varying drastically), as well as for recreational purposes. We’ll note that a common conversation that’s been happening nationwide is for THC cannabis to become legal nationwide given the success of the CBD industry. And with the economic impact of COVID-19, the conversation surrounding this has only gotten louder and louder. Final Thoughts When choosing between THC and CBD, there are a few different factors you need to consider. First, you need to understand which products are legal in your state, as well as what the impact of those laws could mean for you. If taking cannabis is primarily medical for you, then going with CBD is not only safer but often more popular by people who are looking for the plant to alleviate something. Additionally, THC can be effective in its own right for certain things, however, it’s best to consult with a doctor on what’s best for you. Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team below, as we can not only answer your questions on if CBD is best for you, but help understand what you might need to thrive as an effective solution.
10 Resources That’ll Make You More Knowledgeable About CBD
Here are 10 resources for learning the facts about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration. The FDA oversees the classification and regulation of both pharmaceutical drugs and nutritional supplements in the United States. It recently approved a medication called Epidiolex, which contains a refined form of CBD, for the treatment of early-onset seizure disorders. However, the organization has not approved other forms of CBD for the treatment of any medical condition and has warned several companies for making unsubstantiated claims about CBD’s therapeutic value. On May 31, 2019, the FDA is holding a public hearing on cannabis and cannabis-derived substances, which is likely to impact the CBD industry. The World Health Organization. The WHO is a United Nations agency that handles issues of international public health. In June 2018, it released a critical review on CBD. The document covers the chemical composition and pharmacology of CBD, its therapeutic applications, and possible adverse effects. The WHO concluded that CBD products, such as CBD Oil and CBD Gummies, are generally well-tolerated and has no effects indicative of dependency or abuse. The report includes an extensive list of references for further research. The National Institute of Health. A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the NIH is one of the world’s leading medical research centers. If you’re looking for scientific evidence of CBD’s health benefits, the NIH’s database of peer-reviewed journals is a great place to start. You can read abstracts (and full-text articles from open-source journals) discussing the results of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, which are the gold standard for medical research. A cursory search revealed articles on CBD’s potential to reduce spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis, relieve nerve pain, and impact the growth of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The University of Alabama at Birmingham. If you’re mainly interested in CBD oil as a treatment for seizures, UAB is at the forefront of this research. The university’s landmark study followed 72 children and 60 adults withseizures that did not respond to traditional anti-seizure medication. Subjects taking CBD experienced a two-thirds reduction in seizure frequency and a significant decrease in adverse effects. Cornell University. Cornell is studying CBD from many different angles, from the role of honeybees and companion planting in hemp production to CBD’s pet care applications. Researchers at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study that suggested CBD could relieve pain and improve mobility in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. The CBD Project. While government agencies and scientific literature provide the most detailed and accurate information about CBD, the technical jargon in these documents makes them inaccessible to the average citizen. Fortunately, other sources are available.Founded by two journalists, the CBD Project provides information in an easy-to-understand format to empower people to take an active role in their health. The website seeks to overcome the stigma surrounding cannabis-derived products and support the efforts of physicians and researchers to publish data on CBD’s efficacy. The group also conducts training workshops for health workers. CBD Central. Although the 2018 Farm Bill legalized domestic cultivation of hemp containing less than 0.3 percent THC, state and local laws regarding the production and sale of CBD oil vary. For example, CBD oil is fully legal in Oregon, but in neighboring California, legality is questionable because CBD derived from industrial hemp is not an approved food additive. In Alabama, CBD is only legal for clinical trials, while in Ohio, CBD is only approved for certain medical conditions, and patients must obtain it from a licensed dispensary. In Arkansas, purchasing CBD is legal, but farmers are not yet permitted to grow hemp for CBD production.CBD Central helps cut through the confusion by providing up-to-date information on state laws and regulations. The website also explains legal definitions and important court cases and discusses the impact of CBD use on drug tests. Guide to CBD. This website provides definitive guides to using CBD for specific health conditions, including inflammation, migraines, depression, and ADHD. Each long-form blog explains the causes and symptoms of the disease or disorder, current treatment options and their side effects, and the reasons CBD might help. The authors link to scientific studies and other online sources. CBD School. This blog covers the latest news and trending topics related to CBD, such as the effects of vaping CBD oil, dosage guidelines for using CBD as a sleep aid, information on drugs that interact with CBD, and tips for applying CBD oil topically. Well-edited articles include headings and summaries for easy reading. The website also features product reviews, podcasts, and videos. Remedy Review. Dedicated to an evidence-based approach to hemp-derived products, this site uses third-party laboratory testing to verify product labels and holds CBD brands accountable. Remedy Review tests CBD oils for cannabinoid content and terpene profile as well as residual solvents and contaminants like bacteria, heavy metals, or pesticides. It also evaluates brands based on their hemp sources, product strength, value, flavor, transparency, and corporate citizenship. Check out the 2019 guide for some of the best brands on the market.What other resources have helped you understand CBD? Let us know in the comments.