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Ask A Doctor – CBD Mislabeling And Drug Tests

Written by Dr. Leah Zachar

Did you know that nearly 70% of CBD products sold online contain either higher or lower concentrations of the medicine that specified on the label?

This weekend we will be receiving CBD samples from companies that have been thoroughly tested to the very highest industry standards to confirm that the CBD is pure, and the dose is accurate…

Question: I’ve had low back pain since my car accident. The pain prevents me from sleeping. Truthfully, the inability to get a good night’s rest bothers me more than the pain. I’ve used THC, but the “high” from it I do not like. I recently started using CBD from an online company. It helped me sleep, but then it didn’t help anymore when I ordered it again, and then when I ordered it for a third time, it helped. What is going on here?

Answer: I empathize with your frustration. CBD helps to reduce chronic pain. As you have found out, It is near impossible to sleep when one is in pain. It is also well known in the medical community that when patients cannot get restorative sleep, pain is harder to manage. As in anxiety, when pain is controlled, sleep can take place. And, after a restorative sleep, pain is easier to treat. CBD does help, but you must order it from a company that is reliable and that has been thoroughly tested – and continually tested to be assured that every “batch” you are sent has the same purity, and quantity and all prior “batches”.

Question: I suffer from bipolar disorder. And when I’m in manic state I can’t sleep without psychiatric medication. Now I stopped all my meds and I use CBD for sleeping and in a morning. It’s miraculous. Work better than all meds that I used. I used for two weeks now. I worry if one-day I will build a tolerance with CBD. I would know that. And I would know if the CBD can decrease testosterone level like THC, or if it can increase prolactin levels. Thank you so much for the job you are doing.

Answer: Excellent question, and an important one too. CBD does NOT cause tolerance and it does NOT affect the testosterone or the prolactin levels. These side effects are caused by THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. The CBD product that we have available is pure, so you will only get the benefits from the CBD and none of the hormonal effects and no “addiction”, tolerance or even withdrawal from using our CBD product.

Question: Does anyone know CBD will cause a hair drug test to come back positive?

Answer: Drug tests measure for the presence of THC, the part of the cannabinoid that gets you high. If your product has pure CBD, the test will be negative.
This is precisely why it is SO important to be using a reputable and thoroughly vetted company.

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If you liked these questions and answers and want more, why not check out the Q&A from – ‘Ask a Doctor – Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Sleep Hygiene

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About the author

Dr. Leah Zachar

Dr. Leah Zachar, M.D. is a physician who worked for nearly thirty years in Internal Medicine.
She currently is a scientific adviser to CBD Testers. Dr. Zachar believes that there is much that medical cannabis, and cannabidiol in particular can offer to traditional medicine.