GREENSBORO, N.C. — Remember when everyone was worried about poppyseeds making you fail a drug test? Turns out there's some truth to that, but it can easily be determined false by the levels registered.
Now, there are some concerns about CBD oil and drug tests, even though companies claimed it couldn't happen. In fact, it's so real companies are getting sued.
One of the suits involves Bianca Thurston and Coni Hass. They're suing Koi CBD. They said they failed drug tests because of the company's CBD product. Thurston even lost her job. Koi said they provide a high-quality product and that they're investigating the claims.
CBD products are supposed to contain little to no THC. But research suggests some of them have more of the compound than they advertise. A 2017 study found that 18 of 85 products all had THC levels possibly high enough to cause impairment or intoxication.
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You can check the product for a certificate of analysis. It shows the results of the company's testing for THC, CBD, and other contaminants. We spoke with the North Carolina-based Everything Hemp store. They said they keep copies of COAs in their corporate offices and can send them out upon request.
In the interest of full disclosure, since the FDA isn't regulating CBD oil, there's no external guarantee that that COA is accurate. If you're going to use the products, just know there is some risk of failing a drug test.