Is hemp different from marijuana?
Yes. Hemp and marijuana are two different terms used to describe varieties of the Cannabis plant. Marijuana is the term applied to cannabis that contains high amounts of THC, while the term hemp refers to cannabis with a THC content less than about 1%. Hemp derived CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC, however.
Can CBD get you high?
No. While some CBD products do contain trace amount of THC, known as a full spectrum, it is not nearly enough to cause any of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana.
Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
While unlikely, it is not impossible. Although trace amounts of THC aren't likely to show up on a basic drug test, we make no guarantees that this will always be the case. THC is stored in your body's fat cells, and continuous use, even in trace amounts, can potentially build up over extended periods of time to levels that would appear on a drug test. If drug testing is a concern, many employers are open to a discussion about their employees using full spectrum CBD products. There are also Isolate CBD products that contain absolutely zero THC.
Can you travel with CBD products?
This depends. As long as it is stored in its original packaging that clearly displays the contents, you can bring it on board a flight within the U.S. However, while CBD flower is legal in the U.S., the TSA has restricted it from airline travel due to its resemblance to marijuana in both look and smell. Please remember to follow TSA guidelines concerning liquids when flying with CBD oils to avoid confiscation or having to throw away your oil.
When traveling internationally, always check the laws regarding CBD and hemp in all of your destinations, including layovers.