Is Hemp Legal?
The answer is simply and truly YES. There is nothing about hemp that is illegal. We do not sell any illegal products. Shipping you the hemp we sell is completely allowed. There are no laws in the US or Canada that make possession of hemp illegal, this includes the sterilized seed, hemp seed oil, hemp seed flour, hemp seed cake, hulled hemp seeds, hemp clothing, hemp fabrics, hemp fuel or any other product made from INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
We grow and supply seed derivative products from one of the many strains of hemp that produce little or no THC, we measure it at 0.00% THC. There are also strains of Cannabis Sativa that produce high levels of THC. These strains would be considered Marijuana. There is nothing similar between marijuana and hemp. They may as well be different plants as they are grown differently, processed differently, are made from different parts of the plant and have grown so far apart genetically that they are, for all intents and purposes, completely different plants.
Will I test positive for THC if I eat your hemp products?
The subject of drug tests have come up many times in the past and we are of two minds on the subject of positive results. Health Canada, which is the governmental body that regulates the hemp industry in Canada, states that we cannot sell a hemp oil product that contains more than 10 parts per million THC. Therefore the oil we sell we can guarantee contains less than 10 PPM THC. We actually test to levels of 4 PPM to be sure that we do not sell products with measurable levels of THC and our oil has consistently tested with non-detectable levels at 4 PPM.
For arguments sake, we’ll say that the oil you ingest has a THC level of 1 PPM THC (though the actual levels are probably a lot lower). It would then become something probably around the 1 part per billion in your body (we presume). If the level of accuracy of the drug test allows for concentrations in the parts per trillion range, you might test positive, though you could have picked up that kind of concentration touching someone’s hand that had traces of THC and then putting your fingers in your mouth.
We then cannot guarantee that if your drug test is able to detect levels in the parts per trillion that you would not test positive because we only guarantee that our oil is less than 10 PPM. Do we think this is possible, yes we do, it is possible to detect parts per trillion THC in blood. Do we think this is likely, no we don’t, but it is up to you to decide.
We have heard that NY police have been told not to eat poppy seed bagels because it is causing false positives for opiates in drug tests. We don’t know if this is true or not, but if there are such severe, draconian testing where you work, we do not recommend that you consume hemp products and risk losing your job.
On another note, we have done tests with an old distributor of ours who got his paralegal secretary to consume 3 pounds of hemp seeds and then go for a drug test. She tested negative for THC in her blood. Sometimes hemp oil tests higher than the hemp seed because it is a concentrated version of the seed but with our rigorous testing, we are confident that our oils have low enough percentages of THC as to not cause a false positive with respect to drug tests. We cannot, in anyway, guarantee this and assume no liability.
Is hemp legal in the US and Canada, yes it is, we produce a 0.00% THC version of the plant which complies with all laws.
Can hemp seeds make you fail a drug test?
Can hemp seeds really make you fail your drug test?
Hemp seeds are sourced from the hemp plant, which is widely used in industry and cultivated mainly for its fibers and seeds. Hemp is usually confused with marijuana, and the confusion stems from the fact that the hemp plant looks quite a bit like the marijuana plant, and is, in fact, derived from the same plant species (Cannabis Sativa L).
Hemp has lower levels of THC, the psychoactive element of Cannabis, than marijuana. While marijuana has about 5% to 30% of THC, hemp has less than 0.3% of it. Being a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc, hemp seeds are frequently used in many of the health foods. But, the question is will hemp seeds make you fail a drug test? Let’s dig deeper into it.
Hemp seeds and drug tests
To clear the air once and for all, the hemp seeds will not make you fail a drug test. You know all those other food such as poppy seeds that have trace amounts of opiates that can actually make you fail a opiates test. In fact, there are drug testing facilities that actually ask if you have eaten a poppy seed muffin or bagels before testing. But, you can be assured that poppy seeds will not lead to any such trouble.
Several studies have shown that having hemp seeds had little to no effects on the THC levels of a person. At least, it is never enough to exceed the cut-off levels that the federal drug test programs look for. The fact of the matter is that the hemp seeds have less than 0.3% THC in them, which is acceptable according to the laws of most states. In fact, some of the cannabis oil also has the same level of THC and that has been legalized in many states, while more states are in the process of legalizing it.
You can relax and incorporate those hemp seeds in your health drinks and recipes as often as you want. With all the nutrients that they have, minus any chance of you getting problems when passing a marijuana drug test, you have all the more reasons to include it in your food.
So, hemp seeds do not make you fail a drug test, but, will they get you high? Now let’s explore that question!
Hemp seeds and getting high
The short answer to this question is a no, they won’t. As mentioned previously, hemp seeds are sourced from the hemp plant and not the marijuana plant, which makes sure they have very low amounts of THC. With such low levels of THC, hemp seeds are basically non-psychoactive, which means you cannot get high by eating them.
In simple words, you can eat hemp seeds without any worries about getting high or failing a drug test for weed. So, you can go ahead and mix them in your puddings, milk, snacks, and more, and enjoy all of their benefits.
Hemp seeds are sourced from the hemp plant, which is widely used in industry and cultivated mainly for its fibers and seeds. Hemp is usually confused with marijuana, and the confusion stems from the fact that the hemp plant looks quite a bit like the marijuana plant.