Most companies tend to conduct regular drug tests on their employees these days. Needless to mention, the employees who are tested positive will be fired or will have to face the consequences. While CBD consumption is legal in most parts of America and contributes to treating a wide range of health conditions, it may contain a slight percentage of THC as well.
Can CBD Make you an Addict?
THC is another important compound found in the cannabis plant and is known for its psychoactive elements, unlike CBD. This explains why consuming THC will make you high. Marijuana is a popular source of THC. As mentioned earlier, even genuine CBD products may sometimes contain a negligent amount of CBD like less than 0.3%. However, when it comes to dishonest CBD products, the chances for it to have a higher amount of THC are incredibly high. This will not only fail you in the drug test but also have to suffer from the side effects of CBD and is likely to make you an addict.
Sadly, you cannot figure out the exact amount of each ingredient present in the product apart from the description given on the package. Note that CBD is not approved by the FDA and hence, you cannot be completely sure that you are getting what it claims to be in the case of CBD oils or any other products. So, make sure to purchase only from reputable dealers and manufacturers. Unfortunately, this is not an easy task and many people are getting scammed by low-quality CBD products making them addicts.
CBD Withdrawal Symptoms
If a person gets addicted to CBD either intentionally or non-intentionally, there would be some withdrawal symptoms once he/she tries to stop it. Thankfully, these symptoms will be way milder when compared to the withdrawal symptoms of other drugs. Still, it would be challenging and irritating for a chronic cannabis user. In fact, the experience will be almost similar to that of a dedicated coffee drinker who is trying to abstain from it. Usually, these symptoms will start surfacing within two days of stopping the consumption and is likely to persist for almost 4 weeks of abstinence.
Note that people who are not regular cannabis users are unlikely to encounter any withdrawal symptoms when they decide to stop it completely. One of the first and common symptoms associated with CBD abstinence is insomnia or sleeplessness. Below are some of the other common issues or after-effects a chronic dope user will have to suffer for a few days during the discontinuation process.
- Craving to resume cannabis use
- Dysphoria, which is characterized by a feeling of discomfort or uneasiness
- Stomach pain
A combination of any of these symptoms is likely to occur in the case of 75% of dope users. However, it will mainly depend on the presence of THC in their products. Fortunately, you can ease the symptoms to an extent by making potential lifestyle changes, taking medications, and always occupying yourselves with some interesting activities.