CBD and saliva testing

6 Things To Know About CBD And Saliva Tests

The flagship molecule of recent years still has many surprises to reveal! Becoming more and more common on the French and global market, CBD has known properties, but some grey areas are still subject to different studies. In this article, we will enlighten you on the issue of CBD and saliva testing.

Reminder of what CBD is

CBD is a molecule naturally present in cannabis, as well as in the hemp plant. Since its discovery in 1947, it has continued to fuel political, social and medical debates.

Several studies have attested thatCBD has different beneficial actions for the body and for the health of the consumer:

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety;
  • Anti-inflammatory effect;
  • Improves sleep quality;
  • Allows you to stop THC consumption (in certain cases);
  • Stabilize mood.

Of course, many other effects, discovered or not, are presented thanks to CBD. You should know that this molecule contains very few side effects, such as headaches, fatigue or even nausea in certain cases. These side effects do not affect all CBD consumers.

Furthermore, it is very important to differentiate CBD from THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This molecule, unlike CBD, has psychotropic effects. That is to say, it causes the “high” effect that some people can feel when they consume recreational cannabis which is, remember, illegal >.

Another differentiation to make between these two molecules present in the same product. CBD is now making progress in terms of the law. Considered above all as a food supplement and being in legal limbo in France, it seems that the situation will change in the coming months. The European Union has declared the ban on CBD in France and the UN officially recognize the medical benefits of cannabis.

Currently, in France, CBD must contain 0.3% THC to be considered legal.

How is CBD consumed?

In France and around the world, CBD can be consumed in different ways. You should know that the mode of consumption varies according to your needs, your preferences or simply your desires.

To begin with, CBD can come in the form of CBD flowers which are intended for infusion . These flowers are extracted from the hemp plant which naturally has a very low THC level.

We can also find CBD in the form of CBD resin, which are generally linked to food use . These resins are also extracted from the hemp plant. You can find our high quality resins in our store.

There are also CBD e-liquids, intended for electronic cigarettes. These products are different since they are generally made on the basis of terpenes which are present in CBD, but also in almost all plants on the planet.

CBD oil is certainly the most effective way to consume CBD, since the CBD is directed directly to the blood and will then act much more quickly. Our CBD oils are designed for this purpose, and you can find them in our store.

You are free to choose the product that will satisfy you the most!

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What is a saliva test?

You probably know this term that you have already seen in an article, or from someone close to you, but do you really know what it is? The saliva test is commonly used by law enforcement to detect certain drugs.

This test has a very simplistic method of operation, but it is extremely effective since it is enough to take saliva from the offender and the result is immediate. If the color changes, it means that the offender has recently used drugs, and it will therefore be necessary to determine which drug is being used, although the arrested person will report their use to law enforcement when the test is positive .

When is it used?

In most cases, this test takes place during roadside checks. The police arrest certain people displaying suspicious behavior while driving or otherwise and proceed to arrest them.

But that's not all, and some may also ignore it, but drug testing is not only done when your vehicle is on the road or in motion. In order to detect any risky behavior, the police are prepared to check a stationary vehicle with the engine off. All road users are affected by this saliva test, including cyclists who may ignore it.

Let us remember, however, thatdrug consumption is illegal in Franceand that it is possible to incur heavy fines, or even prison:

  • Up to €4,500 fine
  • Up to two years in prison
  • 6 points less on the license and up to 3 years of driving license cancellation

In France, drugs are a real scourge for road users. In 2019, drugs were responsible for the deaths of 731 people on the road. This represents approximately23% of road deaths. This figure is really high and mainly concerns young drivers.

Drug Summary

The saliva test makes it possible to detect different drugs, regardless of their quantities in the blood. Here is the list of drugs that can be detected using the saliva test:

  • Cannabis (THC) is detectable 6 to 10 hours after consumption for occasional use and from 24 hours to 8 daysfor regular use;
  • Amphetamines are detectable up to 40 to 60 hours after consumption;
  • Cocaine and crack are detectable 24 to 48 hours after consumption;
  • Opioids are detectable 36 to 48 hoursafter consumption.

It is important to remember that it is forbidden to refuse a saliva test under the risk of receivingtwo years of imprisonment, a €4,500fine and 6 points less on the driving licensefor refusal to comply.

We will now seethe different links between CBD and saliva tests.

CBD contains a low level of THC but possible to test positive

As you probably know, during saliva tests, law enforcement is essentially looking for traces of THC, which is responsible for the “high” effect. ” on the consumer. The dangers of THC are numerous:

  • Delusional demonstrations;
  • Hallucinations (high use of THC);
  • Isolation;
  • Complicated withdrawal (nausea, irritability, etc.).

This molecule, responsible for the disabling side effects of recreational cannabis use, is the main danger of cannabis use. For example, if you perform an activity requiring increased alertness, you increase the chances of having or causing an accident.

Due to its low THC content, CBD is totally different from this one, since it does not cause psychotropic effects. In other words, during a saliva test, CBD is less likely to be unmasked than if you consume recreational cannabis.

But be careful! You should know that studies are lacking on this subject and that it is possible with CBD to have a positive saliva test for cannabis if your CBD consumption is significant, which includes a larger quantity of THC in your blood, or if your base product does not contain less than 0.3% THC.

You should also know that today, CBD is increasingly known to the authorities, but the responsibility rests on your shoulders and it is up to you to manage your consumption.

In the event of a dispute following your consumption of CBD and the appearance of a positive result for THC, you can carry out a urine test or a blood test in order to determine the level of THC present in your blood.

CBD is not specifically sought during saliva tests!

During a saliva test, CBD is not the most sought-after product. Indeed, CBD does not present any negative effects on the consumer, that is to say, it does not modify mood, behavior and does not cause the “high”. When carrying out a saliva test, the majority of the time, law enforcement will first look for the presence of THC.

Cannabis is the most consumed drug in Franceand especially among young French people. In order to avoid accidents during road checks, law enforcement will therefore target users of this drug.

Of course, the presence of cocaine, ecstasy and other substances are also sought because they can be extremely dangerous for the driver, as well as being dangerous for other road users.

We do not guarantee that CBD is not sought, or that your body does not have the presence of THC, because each organism reacts differently and the effects also vary from one individual to another .

How long after is CBD detectable in the saliva test?

Since CBD is neither psychotropic nor addictive, it is not considered a drug by the police or by the legislator. Remember that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in favor of CBD with less than 0.3% THC, just like the Council of State which does not consider CBD as a narcotic product.

Rather than CBD, it is mainly the presence of THC in your body that can lead to a positive saliva test. Indeed, the saliva test does not quantify the level of THC present in the body of the person tested. It simply detects the presence of the substance, whatever the quantity, however tiny it may be.

How long to wait to not test positive for CBD while driving?

As a general rule, in the case of moderate and occasional consumption, traces of THC in CBD can be detected for 6 to 8 hours in a saliva test. If consumption is moderate but regular (several times a week), traces of THC contained in CBD will be detectable for 24 hours in a saliva test. Finally, if consumption is both high and daily, traces of THC contained in CBD can be detectable in the saliva test up to 7 days after the last intake. This period can even be extended if the user mainly consumes CBD flowers as an infusion, decoction or macerated drink.

Tips for consuming CBD before driving:

  • Plan taking CBD according to your driving schedule: To avoid any risk of being caught during a saliva drug test while driving, it is advisable to take CBD in outside of times when you plan to drive. If you need the relaxing effects of CBD, favor its consumption in the evening, after your car trips, to relax before sleeping.

  • Assess your individual tolerance to CBD: Each person reacts differently to CBD depending on factors such as metabolism, personal sensitivity and frequency of consumption. If you are new to CBD, it is best to test your reactions before driving to understand how your body reacts to this substance.

  • Allow a waiting period before getting behind the wheel: As a general rule, if you consume CBD moderately and occasionally, it is possible to wait approximately 6 to 8 hours after the taken to drive safely without the risk of testing positive for THC. For more regular consumption, wait at least 24 hours after taking to avoid detection.

  • Observe local laws and regulations: Laws regarding substance use and driving may vary by country and state. Make sure you know the regulations in your area to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.

By following these tips, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of CBD while avoiding any risk of obtaining a positive saliva test while driving. Be responsible in your CBD consumption and be careful not to drive under the influence of substances potentially detectable during drug tests.

Which CBD products should you consume to guarantee a margin of safety?

As with any type of consumption, certain consumption methods can make it easier for the saliva test to become positive. As a consumer, you must choose the right method of administering CBD according to your needs, but also according to the risks involved.

You are probably aware that there are different ways of consuming CBD, such as oils, flowers, resin or electronic cigarette e-liquid. Certain consumption methods will be more likely to produce a positive saliva test result.

Known fact but ignored by many people, CBD flowers intended for infusion seem more likely to cause a positive test. Indeed, these flowers, although the plant has a low natural THC content of no more than 0.3%, may contain more THC in the final product than other CBD products, such as oils or capsules. It will therefore be important for you to pay attention to your CBD consumption and the right choice of your products linked to your supplier.

At 321CBD, we are not responsible for the end use of the products and the sanctions to which consumers are exposed.

Thus, we recommend consumption based on CBD oils which are available on our site in order to limit the risks associated with the consumption of CBD.

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Vaping CBD would seem to be promising in saliva tests?

CBD e-liquids are intended for electronic cigarette users. This new mode of consumption that competes with tobacco, or helps tobacco users to have a constant supply of nicotine in the brain, is booming.

CBD has adapted to this and seems to appeal to many users. Although rumors claim that vaping CBD is safe and poses no risk for saliva tests, it is important to know the truth from the falsehood.

When you vape CBD with e-liquids, you absorb CBD and very little THC. However, consuming CBD represents a major risk if you drive afterwards, or if you are in a risky activity. It should be understood that CBD can cause episodes of drowsiness in certain consumers.

Certainly, your THC level will not be high, or even zero, but you will still need to exercise responsibility and vigilance so as not to put yourself or the people around you in danger.

We appeal to your responsibility!

CBD, which is not a medicine, can have a side effect on consumers that can be dangerous in certain situations. It has been reported that consumption of CBD can cause drowsy episodes in the consumer.

Fatigue is also one of the main risk factors for road accidents ! We therefore call on your responsibility and vigilance so as not to be a victim or responsible for this.

We strongly advise you to avoid consuming CBD when you have to drive or ride a motorcycle in the following minutes or hours. CBD is known for its relaxing effect and greatly facilitates sleep, which is why it is important not to drive after consuming CBD.

As with some medications, side effects vary from person to person and may sometimes not be present to the consumer. But, sometimes, it only takes one time for the effect to be felt and it can quickly become dramatic if the situation is not conducive to it.

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Be careful with your CBD dosage

The amount of CBD absorbed to feel the effects can vary from one person to another. It is very important to monitor your dosage carefully and respect it as much as possible. Each body reacts differently to CBD and we will see this together.

Normal daily use of CBD (adapted to your body type) will allow you to avoid feeling excessive side effects. Of course, this can still vary from one consumer to another.

If you consume too large a dose of CBD on a daily basis, or occasionally, you will then have increased drowsiness, since as we saw above, the CBD is an excellent relaxant and makes it much easier to fall asleep. This is where you will be at increased risk of road accidents if you get behind the wheel or test positive for saliva tests.

This is why it is extremely important to start with the minimum dose prescribed by your provider in order to increase gradually if the effects are not felt.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about CBD and saliva tests

Which drugs can be detected using the saliva test?

Saliva tests are designed to detect several types of drugs, including THC (the main psychoactive component of cannabis), cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and methamphetamines. It should be noted that the test mainly targets THC and not CBD. However, some CBD products may contain traces of THC, which may cause a positive result.

How to prove that you have consumed CBD?

To demonstrate that you are legally consuming CBD, it is wise to keep any documents relating to your purchase. This may be a receipt, invoice, or third-party laboratory certificate of analysis indicating the THC content of the product.

For fans of CBD flowers and resins, this precaution is even more crucial because it is almost impossible to visually distinguish cannabis rich in THC from cannabis rich in CBD. Having these documents on hand during a check can make things easier and avoid misunderstandings with law enforcement.

How to accelerate the elimination of CBD from the body?

CBD, like many other substances, is metabolized by the body at a rate that cannot be significantly accelerated. It is therefore essential to understand that, just like with alcohol, there is no "miracle cure" to quickly eliminate CBD from your system.

The best approach is to wait and allow your body to metabolize and eliminate the CBD naturally. Drinking water, eating a healthy diet, and getting rest can help, but will not make the CBD go away instantly.

Can you lose your driving license because of CBD?

Technically, CBD itself is not a substance that would result in your driver's license being revoked. However, it is crucial to remember that some CBD oils or products could contain traces of THC, which is psychoactive and can affect your driving abilities. If you test positive for THC during a road test, this could have consequences on your license.

Beyond these regulatory considerations, it is essential to be responsible. Do not consume CBD just before driving, not only to avoid legal problems but also, and above all, to guarantee your safety and that of other road users. Caution and common sense must always prevail.

Pelin YILDIZ, autrice psycho et voyage
Publié par : Pelin, autrice psychologie, santé et voyage
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