Sales of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) continue growing by leaps and bounds. And their increasing popularity is likely putting more truckers and motor carrier fleets at risk.
CBD is a chemical found in the hemp plant, the cousin to marijuana, or is manufactured in a laboratory. CBD doesn’t contain a large amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient found in marijuana that produces a high. Some tout CBD as an effective treatment for a wide variety of health issues, prompting companies to add the substance to candy, lotion, and even cooking oil.
Read this story from Trucksafe Consulting about the risks of CBD use by truck drivers. You will learn how state and federal agencies fail to adequately regulate CBD products, which often leads consumers to test positive on drug tests.
Until the Food & Drug Administration or other federal agencies tighten their regulations on CBD products, the risk of testing positive for marijuana after using CBD products is real, according to Trucksafe Consulting.
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