Published on: 05/24/18
So you’ve started to take CBD, but you’re not quite sure about how it is going to affect you at your job. CBD usage is becoming more and more commonplace, but there are still plenty of misconceptions about CBD and what effect or problems it might cause in regards to your occupation.
So, to ease your concerns and to alleviate those doubts, we’ve decided to answer a few of the more commonly asked questions that we receive.
“I have been thinking about using CBD, but there are random drugs tests at my workplace. Will CBD show up in a drug test?”
Most workplace drug tests target THC rather than CBD, and as a result, they don’t detect the presence of CBD or other legal, natural and hemp-based constituents.
While some CBD oils do contain traces of THC, our products are produced to the highest possible standard and as such are virtually THC-free (less than 0.1%) .Therefore, our CBD products will not show up in a workplace drug test.
High doses of CBD (upwards of 1,000 to 2,000 mg of CBD per day) could in rare occasions trigger a false positive drug test, which would warrant the sample to undergo further testing for an accurate result.
As a result, you should have no reason to fear a random drug test if you use our CBD products.
“I’m concerned that my work productivity could suffer if I use CBD oil. Is this a possibility?”
CBD oil is completely non-psychoactive. This means that it not will adversely affect:
- Sensory awareness
- Reaction time
Our CBD oil is derived from hemp, a type of cannabis that contains less than 0.1 percent THC, and will not give you the “high” feeling normally associated with THC. CBD will therefore not affect your ability to work.
In fact, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence from many users of CBD who have said that it actually helped to boost productivity and alleviate stress in the workplace.
“I work as a taxi driver. Is it safe for me to drive while using CBD?”
Yes, you should be able to drive after taking CBD Oil or Hemp Oil, as there is no psychoactive component in CBD. However, depending on how much CBD Oil you consume, it can cause you to feel tired: It is therefore recommended that you should first learn how your body reacts to CBD Oil before driving.
“I work with heavy machinery. Is it safe for me to take CBD?”
CBD has different effects on each individual. It is once again recommended that you first learn about the effects of CBD on YOUR body before operating dangerous or heavy equipment.
At higher doses, the effects of CBD can lead to some people feeling drowsy. If you have this issue, it is recommended that you reduce your dosage of CBD or take in before bedtime.
“I have just started using CBD with a vape pen. Can I do this at work?”
The calming effects of CBD kick in pretty quickly when inhaled through a vape pen and can last about two hours.
A CBD vape pen is a really pleasant way to enjoy CBD, with users reporting it helps with anxiety and stressful situations which are unfortunately rather common in most workplaces.
Pen vaporizers create very little odor and you don’t need to worry about the smell of smoke lingering on your clothes. Vape pens are also very small, making them discrete and easy to use.
However, we still recommend to check the guidelines in your workplace regarding vaping and smoking, or perhaps discuss your use of CBD in the workplace with your supervisor.
“What ways are there for me to take CBD at work or in public?”
Our CBD Chewing Gum is a great option for consuming CBD at work or in a public environment, as it is both discreet and easy to use. CBD chewing gum has a fresh minty taste and does not smell of hemp, so you don’t need to worry about any odour issues.
Another great alternative are CBD suppositories, which actually delivers the greatest amount of CBD into your system. Of course, not everyone is entirely comfortable about using suppositories, but they are a great option if you are looking to use CBD without letting others know about it. The effects of suppositories are noticeable after about 10-15 minutes and can last for up to 8 hours, which would potentially give you the necessary dosage to complete a days work.
“How do I talk to my employer about my CBD use?”
Given that medical cannabis is now legalised in several states across the US, and with over 2.5 million people said to be now using medical cannabis for a variety of health-related issues, it is vital that both employees and employers are aware of the specific laws within their own state..
If you do decide to speak to your employer, the most important differential to establish is that CBD is non-psychoactive and therefore won’t give you any of the side effects normally associated with cannabis use.
Ultimately, every company has different rules so it can be beneficial to be aware of your legal rights before discussing your CBD usage with your employer.
“Could I lose my job because of my CBD use?”
Federal and state laws concerning the medical use of CBD are somewhat confusing. Many states have now passed laws legalizing the use of CBD, usually in oil form, on the condition that it contains little-to-no THC. Some states that have passed such laws only allow for CBD to be used for medical purposes.
As our CBD contains less than 0.1% THC and will not show up in any drugs test, it is highly unlikely that you would lose your job for using CBD although it would always be advisable to check what drug policies your workplace operates under.
While CBD is legal in most states, we always recommend you check the legal status of CBD in your state before beginning a CBD regimen.
With these answers, we hope that you will now feel secure in your usage of our CBD products, but if you are looking for more information on CBD please visit our blog, where you can find the latest CBD news, information, personal testimony, and much more.
Disclaimer: Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Endoca and its staff. This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or cure. Endoca CBD products have not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).