The simple and short answer to this question is: Yes, you can drive when using CBD oil. Although CBD oil is legal to buy and use, there are circumstances that need to be taken into consideration. We will elaborate on these circumstances below, in this article.
It is important that your CBD oil does not contain more than 0.2% THC, because CBD oils that contain more than 0.2% THC are classified as narcotics. This being the case, many manufacturers produce oils that are within the limit of 0.2%. A CBD oil that stays within these guidelines does not make you intoxicated or “high”. Our THC-free CBD oil is an excellent option if want the benefits from the oil while being fully able and legally allowed to operate a vehicle.
One important thing to keep in mind is that CBD oil can cause side effects in new users, especially in the beginning. Some may feel a little tired, which can lead to shorter reaction time. We advise that you start slowly, and see how your body and your mind reacts to the oil. If you feel tired or drowsy after using the CBD, be careful when driving – or avoid driving altogether.
Driving-related drug tests – What are the rules and regulations?
The majority of CBD users do not feel that the CBD affects their driving skills. In the event of a drug test, Full Spectrum CBD products can be detected, as the substance stays in the body for quite some time. When closer samples are taken, such as blood samples, the difference between THC and CBD can clearly be distinguished and the results will show that no illegal narcotics have been used.
In case you are stopped in traffic, it could be a good idea to inform the person that you are using CBD. We recommend that you always ask for a thorough blood test and refuse to take a quick test. This is your legal right and a thorough blood test, as mentioned above, will be able to tell the difference between THC and CBD.