QUESTION

Could a nurse using CBD Oil test positive for drugs?

ANSWER

Drug tests typically test for breakdown products of THC, not even THC itself. CBD Oil has THC in it. By law a hemp-derived CBD Oil should have less than 0.3% THC in it. By default, a marijuana-derived CBD Oil has more than 0.3% THC in it. In both cases, there is a likelihood that the THC could be detected. There’s a greater likelihood with marijuana-based CBD Oil and less of a likelihood with hemp-based CBD Oil. 

I do want to also touch on Isolate CBD Oils. Manufacturers use a series of chemical processes to extract just the CBD. I’m not a fan of Isolate CBD Oils. They use pretty harsh chemicals, like Pentane, Hexane, etc., which are damaging to the body. And, should any toxic levels be left behind, then you’re doing a lot of harm to your body. 

 

QUESTION

My daughter of 8 years has JIA – Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. I’ve read in threads online that many parents are using CBD Oil on their kids with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. What are the risks in children?

ANSWER

There’s a pharmaceutical version of CBD that’s out called Epidiolex. It was approved for the use of specific types of Epilepsy in children. When running trials on Epidiolex, it was deemed safe for children over the age of 2. 

When it comes to side effects, what’s likely to be experienced from excess amounts of CBD, you’re looking at tiredness, diarrhea, decreased weight and appetite. When dosing the CBD appropriately, the side effects tend to be rare. 

Now, I want to touch on the most appropriate combination of Cannabinoids when it comes to Arthritis Pain. CBD has anti-inflammatory effects & so does THC. You get the best anti-inflammatory effects when you’re using both – CBD & THC. So, you could certainly use CBD Oil, but typically what I’ve found in treating my patients with Arthritis, including Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, is that you need both CBD & THC to get the full anti-inflammatory effect and effectively relieve the arthritic pain.