Those of us who use CBD know that it can be very beneficial. And as CBD becomes more and more popular among a large number of people, one question remains unanswered: Does CBD give you a positive saliva test? Does CBD affect the way we drive? Can you travel with CBD?
Does CBD affect the way we drive?
In general, CBD does not affect the behavior or reaction of drivers. The effect of CBD is not at all comparable to the effect of alcohol on people.
Alcohol 🍻 can affect your reaction time and vision, that's why drunk driving is strictly prohibited ⛔
On the other hand, CBD products generally do not affect driving performance, as they react in a very different way to alcohol.
However, it should be noted that, especially in beginners, your body may react sensitively to CBD. It may make you feel a bit sleepy at first, but these effects usually go away after a few hours and can be taken as an indication that you've probably taken too much cannabidiol (CBD).
Below is an explanatory video on driving under CBD, danger?
What are the Contraindications of CBD?
A study conducted at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, shows that cannabis users should avoid driving for at least four hours after using cannabis; the harmful effects of THC on a person's ability to drive are well documented.
In this study, 26 healthy participants underwent driving tests after consuming THC, CBD, a THC/CBD mix, and a placebo. After four hours, the conduct on the participants was found to be good when the participants received only CBD or a placebo.
This study is not definitive as to whether huge amounts of CBD can affect driving. When CBD is consumed in the recommended amount and you choose a quality product, your ride is unlikely to be affected at any time .
If you're still new to the world of CBD, it's always worth being careful when it comes to driving. Because CBD is a powerful regulator, your body may react to it if your initial dose is too high. This includes, but is not limited to, drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. In this case, you must wait for the effect to wear off before driving.
Is CBD detectable in a blood test?
This question cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”. Several factors influence the answer to this question, for example:
- the amount of THC in the CBD product
- the CBD/THC ratio
- the drug test used to determine drug levels
Laws and regulations limit the legal amount of THC to 0.3% in CBD products, which will never be enough to cause "intoxication". However, this does not mean that a drug test cannot give a positive result. All full-spectrum products include all types of cannabinoids, including traces of THC ⛔
In our case, the amounts of THC are completely undetectable, which means that they contain less than 0.3% THC. Our gentle CO² extraction process ensures that all cannabinoids remain intact, while we manage to remove nearly 100% of THC
Does CBD make you positive on the saliva test?
If you consume full-spectrum CBD as directed, it is highly unlikely that you will test back positive.
For users who need to be tested regularly, we recommend seeking isolate as an alternative. Isolates contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids or THC.
CBD and driving in France
In this study, it was found that driving under the influence of cannabis generally contributes to the ability to drive.
Following passage of the Farm Bill in 2018, which removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the meter
Under French law, it is not legal to sell CBD oil containing more than 0.3% THC, so it is extremely unlikely that consumers will fall into a state of intoxication in which driving would be dangerous. and prohibited.
To ensure that the product does not exceed the legal quantities of THC, we always recommend that you buy CBD products only from a reputable brand and in a country where the legislation is identical to France.
What to do during a police check?
A lawyer specializing in road traffic law, gives a list of tips that can help defend you in court.
- Present invoices proving your CBD purchases
- Do not waive your rights
- Have your urine tested at a city lab shortly after being tested by law enforcement. If the test does not detect THC in their body 48 hours after the police test
these elements can help you assert your rights before a judge in order to prove your good faith.
Contraindication of CBD oil?
CBD oil has a very high safety profile, which is why it is generally safe for consumption.
Of course, this only applies to suppliers and traders who sell products in accordance with national laws and regulations and offer third-party laboratory testing to ensure product safety and quality.
There is no monitoring to ensure labels are accurate, so third-party lab testing gives the consumer the best way to check for cannabidiol (CBD) content, but also other cannabinoids.
To determine if a product is generally safe for consumption, we recommend that you request a certificate of analysis from the company you wish to purchase from. Reputable brands offer direct access to these certificates via their website.
learn more about contraindications.
Summary and conclusion
CBD is generally safe to consume and is unlikely to interfere with your ability to drive. Products made to certain quality measures and with due care will be safe for consumption and will not interfere with driving.
If you still have doubts, there are a few things you can pay attention to:
- Look for -0.3% THC levels in the product
- Consider starting with a low dose.
- Assess your CBD tolerance - do not drive immediately after taking CBD for the first time
If in doubt or if you experience unexpected effects, find an alternative way to get around or wait about 4 hours.
Traveling with CBD
You have holidays approaching and you are a consumer of CBD oil and you wonder if you can take the bottle with you... CBD oil is a product sold legally in France and used for various reasons such as reduction stress, better sleep or even relief from certain chronic pains... Of course, you will need it at the resting place, but be careful! If it is legal in France, provided that the THC level does not exceed 0.3% (Order of December 30, 2021), it may not be legal in all countries... We explain how carry your CBD oil!...
Are you going on holiday to France?
If you decide to stay in France and go by car, there should be no problem taking CBD oil or other CBD products with you... Be careful to keep the receipts or invoices for your products, especially if you consume flowers... They are difficult to distinguish from illegal cannabis and can be confusing...
Some CBD flower smokers are even said to be able to test positive for the drug as testing devices in France still cannot tell the difference.
On the other hand, if you are flying, make sure that the bottle of oil is in a container with a capacity of less than 100 milliliters, in a sealed plastic bag visible to the controllers. Take your bill or ticket too, you better be careful.
Are you going on vacation to Europe?
If you are going abroad but you live in the European area*, there is generally no problem because the regulations concerning medical devices are European.
However, at the airport, your CBD oil may be placed in the gray area and therefore analyzed before being returned to you. To avoid this, you can take a tax receipt with you, which the seller must provide.
This receipt indicates the THC content and the origin of the product... On the other hand, it is safer to leave the bottle in the luggage compartment rather than in your hand luggage.
*In the European Union CBD is strictly prohibited in Russia, in Denmark it must be less than 0.2% THC and the rules are very strict... And in Germany you must have a medical prescription with a rate lower than 0.2% THC and CBD flowers are prohibited.
Are you going on holiday outside of Europe?
By Europe we mean the 27 member countries of the European Union... If you go outside this area, we strongly advise you not to take your CBD oil on vacation...
The first reason is that CBD oil may not be allowed in the country you are traveling to, as it is in many countries in Asia or Africa. The wisest thing is to find out about the laws in force before leaving...
And if you decide to take it with you despite the ban and it has passed customs without problems, you risk a fine or deprivation of liberty in some countries... And definitely forget the CBD flowers in your luggage , customs officers may mistake them for marijuana and you may not see France again anytime soon!