CBD or Cannabidiol Oil is all the rage today. It is being credited for helping treat a variety of medical issues, including epileptic seizures, anxiety, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer disease and more.  

If you ask experts, the evidence is barely sufficient to prove that it actually benefits suffers of these diseases. Other people swear by using it for all types of medical reasons. Cannabidiol is extracted from flower and buds of both marijuana and hemp plants. And while it does not produce the intoxication “high” that is caused by smoking marijuana it can be detected in results of drug screens.  

What is troubling is that CBD oil is produced without any regulations. This means that the quality of the products can vary. CBD oil does not require a prescription, and is not illegal, therefore anyone can use the oil. However, use of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is forbidden for a regulated driver, no matter the source. Because of this, medical and recreational marijuana and some CBD oils, even if legal under state law, are federally banned.  

So, what happens if you have a positive drug test result from using CBD oil? A medical review officer (MRO) that reviews drug tests results, cannot take medicinal use of CBD oil into consideration when determining the result of a drug screen. This means a failed drug screen result, for either drivers or non-drivers, will be subjected to disciplinary actions as outlined in our drug and alcohol policy. 

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