CBD at Work: Does Hemp Impact Your Work Life? 

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Cannabidiol (CBD) has been hailed as a cure-all. While studies on all the benefits are still in their early phases, the results do look promising. This has led many working professionals to wonder whether they can safely and legally include CBD in their work life. 

So what happens when you combine CBD with your daily job? When you take CBD at work does it impact your work life? Will CBD show up in a drug test? And which workplaces test for drugs? We’ll answer all your questions today.       

What Is CBD? 

The medical application of cannabis is far from new. In 2,000 B.C. China, Emperor Shén Nóng discovered the curative properties of the cannabis plant. However, cannabidiol, or CBD, wasn’t isolated from the other cannabinoids for more than three thousand years, until 1940.    

CBD is one of the many chemicals in the Cannabis sativa plant genus, of which hemp and marijuana are two species. There’s more CBD in hemp than there is in marijuana. 

The other well-known chemical contained in these plants is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 

While THC is the chemical that causes a high, CBD by itself doesn’t induce a high because it isn’t psychoactive. Since CBD won’t get you stoned and also has various medicinal benefits, many people are adding it to their lifestyles.

Is CBD Safe?

Researchers have confirmed that CBD is safe because it’s not habit-forming or addictive like its THC cousin. People also tolerate the chemical well. 

That said, excessive consumption of CBD can cause several side effects like drowsiness, changes in appetite, diarrhea, mood changes, and possibly liver damage. Often this information comes from studies of people given hundreds of milligrams a day. As a comparison, most regular consumers ingest a few dozen milligrams or less.

You may also have concerns over a lack of regulation of industry standards. When you buy CBD-infused products or even “pure CBD oil,” you don’t really know the quality you’re getting. 

So, while CBD is generally safe, check with your healthcare provider to see whether CBD can negatively interact with the medications you’re using, and only buy your CBD from a reputable supplier. 

At Clean Beauty and Wellness, we ensure that lab results (or Certificates of Analysis) are available on every single bottle. They are also available on request if needed. This guarantees purity, safety, and quality.

CBD at Work: Lower Stress Levels and Better Sleep

Woman using CBD at work.
It turns out, a little CBD at work can be a good thing.

Two main benefits of CBD are that it isn’t addictive and won’t get you stoned. This is partly why many workers gravitate towards it, over THC-rich products.

There are also therapeutic advantages to using CBD, all currently under investigation. Two of the most notable are studies looking at lowering stress and sleeping better. These are both common concerns among many of us currently working long hours.

CBD works with your endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system helps regulate various body functions, from sleep and mood to your immune system, memory, and appetite. When you use CBD (a cannabinoid), it interacts with your ECS to balance these essential actions.

Studies show that CBD may reduce stress and anxiety because it helps your body stimulate serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. This could improve mood and promote calmness. 

When it comes to aiding sleep, CBD also works with your ECS. Another study found that the chemical either binds to an ECS receptor or prevents enzymes from breaking down your natural endocannabinoids.     

Does CBD Show up on Drug Tests? 

In the US, many workplaces (the military, government, worksites, and Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Kroger, and FedEx) test for drugs for pre-employment purposes, employee compliance, or reasonable suspicion. 

Do you need to be concerned as a CBD lover?

Knowing your workplace may request that you take a drug test, you could be worried about CBD showing up in the results. Generally, CBD doesn’t show up on drug tests because these tests are designed to look for THC, not CBD. 

Still, some CBD products may contain traces of THC. Not enough to make you high, but enough that in excessive doses, it may trigger a false positive on a drug test. These products come in three types: 

  • Full-spectrum CBD contains all the chemicals of the cannabis plant. It’s federally legal with less than 0.3 percent THC, a very miniscule amount! 
  • Broad-spectrum CBD also contains all the cannabis plant chemicals, but there’s no THC. 
  • CBD isolate is pure CBD with no other cannabis plant chemicals. 

Another good point: CBD skin care products will never trigger a positive. The cannabinoids contained in topical products permeate the upper layers of the skin but never travel into your bloodstream. This ensures they are always safe to use, no matter where you work.

Safely Include CBD in Your Work Life 

So, knowing all this, can you use CBD in your work life? And more importantly, should you?  

Many people have found that a daily dose of CBD has actually been beneficial, perhaps easing their work stress and promoting better sleep. 

And chances are, there is absolutely no risk of this showing up on a drug test — considering all drug tests are formulated to look for only THC. This is doubly true for any CBD skin care or hair products.

But it’s essential to only buy these products — whether CBD tinctures, sleep formulas, or beauty products — from brands that use tested ingredients and have high quality standards. 

We promise that every Clean Beauty & Wellness product we offer is formulated with clinically supported active, organic, non-GMO ingredients, full-spectrum CBD, and other organic, natural plant extracts.