CBD Information


What is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid naturally occurring in hemp plants. CBD’s chemical formula is C21H30O2. Abundant medical studies have found CBD to offer therapeutic benefits for a number of different conditions, including movement disorders, pain, sleep disorders, anxiety, and others.

Does full spectrum CBD have THC?

Yes, while the Green Care Medical products stay below the federal legal limit of 0.3% THC by weight, they do have THC. Our full spectrum products typically have 1.5mg to 2.5mg of THC per dose depending on the strength of the product.

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Potentially many weeks.

The duration of CBD in your body can depend on various factors, including the dosage and consumption method. Higher doses or chronic oral consumption may take longer to eliminate. Additionally, individual factors such as your body and metabolism play a role in the duration.

The half-life of CBD, which is the time it takes for half of it to be eliminated, can range from about 1 hour to up to 5 days. Typically, it takes four to five half-lives for a substance to be completely eliminated from the body.

Different forms of CBD, such as oils, tinctures, edibles, vaping, creams, and lotions, have varying onset and duration of effects, which can influence how long it stays in your system.

The frequency of CBD use can also impact its presence in your body. Regular usage may result in CBD building up over time, while occasional use may lead to faster elimination.

Individual body characteristics, such as body mass index, water content, and metabolism, can affect how long CBD stays in your system.

Food intake can also play a role. Consuming CBD with food can delay its onset and extend its presence in the body.

It's important to note that CBD itself typically doesn't show up on drug tests. However, CBD products that contain THC may result in a positive test. If you have concerns about drug testing, consider choosing CBD products that comply with legal THC limits.

While there is no definitive answer to how long CBD stays in your system, it can range from hours to weeks. It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional for personalized guidance based on your specific circumstances.

Does CBD show up on drug tests?

Potentially yes

CBD typically does not show up on standard drug tests, such as a 10-panel test, that specifically target THC. These tests primarily aim to detect the presence of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, rather than CBD. However, it's important to note that some CBD products may contain varying levels of THC. Green Care Medical products are full spectrum and do contain a legal amount of THC. The lack of regulation in the CBD industry means that mislabeling and undisclosed THC content can occur, increasing the risk of unknowingly consuming THC and potentially triggering a positive drug test result. Always check the test reports for the product you are buying to ensure that you are getting what you expect. Additionally, it's worth mentioning that organizations such as the US Army may use more sensitive drug tests that can detect the presence of CBD. Therefore, individuals subject to drug testing within these organizations should be aware that CBD use could potentially be detected.

To minimize the risk of a positive drug test, individuals should exercise caution when selecting CBD products. It is advisable to choose products from reputable manufacturers that provide transparent and up-to-date third-party lab testing results. These results, often available in the form of a Certificate of Analysis (COA), can help verify the THC content and ensure that it falls within legal limits. By carefully reviewing COAs and selecting CBD products with minimal THC content, individuals can reduce the likelihood of testing positive on a drug test while still benefiting from the potential therapeutic properties of CBD.


Is CBD Snake Oil?

No, no snakes are used in the production of Green Care Medical products. Please see our Research page for scientific studies on the use of CBD.