Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabis compound that allows the same medical benefits as marijuana. The difference is regular marijuana contains THC, the element that causes the drug’s “high,” whereas CBD oil does not.
CBD oil is extracted from marijuana or hemp and then consumed as liquid, pills, or mixed into foods. It is often used for ailments such as:
CBD oil is popping up everywhere: in gummies, candies, “energy drinks”, and even dog treats. It’s claimed benefits grab the attention of people from all backgrounds and ailments. It’s been termed “the new avocado toast” for the younger generations, but is used by every age group.
You might know someone who uses CBD oil for their ailments or anxiety. If you don’t, it won’t be long before you do.
While discrimination against marijuana users is not allowed (and certain states have laws protecting against discrimination), you as the employer have the legal right to test all your employees before hire and at any time during employment if you have reasonable suspicion that your employee is using marijuana. This includes states where its use is legal.
When used as directed or prescribed, CBD oil shouldn’t show up on a drug test or cause unusual or dangerous behavior in the user. If CBD oil relieves the user’s ailments or anxieties, you may see improved work ethic, productivity, mood, or socialization.
However, like any chemical-altering substance, CBD oil can be abused. If you, other supervisors or employees notice negative changes in a fellow employee, take action immediately through Nationwide Drug Testing Services. We offer affordable and reliable tests with quick results and convenient testing locations.
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