CBD Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine

Howdy All,

I hope you're all keeping well. I wanted to bring some information to everyone's attention.  There's a lot of misleading and incorrect information in the world about CBD, and the cannabis plant in general.  This is why you should trust in  reputable sources and come to your own conclusions.  Below you will find a link to the original article, which was located on the "John Hopkins Medicine, News and Publications" Link here 

Some CBD Products May Yield Cannabis-Positive Urine Drug Testswas the Original article name by Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Medicine article about CBD

CBD Research from Johns Hopkins Medicine

A brief excerpt, and summary of the facts from the article.

The study was based on 6 adults, 3 men and 3 women, vaping, Hemp cannabis.

In the United Kingdom the legal limit of THC from Hemp is at 0.2%

The Product the research team used, Exceeded the US Federal regulations, by 0.09%. The batch of cannabis used in this particular study contained 10.5% CBD and 0.39% THC

This study/research had each individual use the product, one (1) time only.

People who use Legal Hemp, or CBD products, on a regular basis are more prone to produce a positive result on a urine drug tests.

"The drug testing cut-off used to determine a “positive” result in this study was a “screening” concentration of at least 50 nanograms per milliliter of THCCOOH, a metabolite used to indicate whether someone has used cannabis, in the urine sample using an on-site “dipstick” test. A positive on that test was then “confirmed” at a 15 nanograms per milliliter cut-off of THCCOOH using a more sensitive test method."

"Two of the six participants who vaped the low-THC/high-CBD cannabis tested positive for THCCOOH."

"In addition to vaping the high CBD/low THC cannabis, study volunteers also were given pure CBD in a capsule, vaporized pure CBD and placebo (a mock CBD pill and vaporized cannabis in which CBD and THC had been removed) in three other dosing sessions, one week apart from each other. In all active drug conditions (excluding placebo), the CBD dose delivered was 100 milligrams per session."

No positive urine drug test results were observed in the other test sessions (pure CBD capsules, pure CBD vape or placebo).

These results suggest that pure CBD, used once by itself, will not cause a positive drug test,” says Vandrey. Adding to this, Spindle points out that it “does not take much THC exposure to trigger a positive test for some people.” There may be variation from person to person in drug metabolism and puffing behaviors such as inhalation depth, which might contribute to the breakdown or buildup of cannabinoids in the body, the researchers say.

The team says they plan to repeat their studies using products that fall within the current federal hemp regulations with respect to THC content, and additionally study the impact of repeated CBD/hemp exposure on drug testing outcomes." From Johns Hopkins Medicine

Other authors on the study were Edward Cone and George Bigelow of Johns Hopkins, David Kuntz of Clinical Reference Laboratory, John Mitchell of RTI International and Ronald Flegel of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)."


I want to say thank you to all of the people at John Hopkins who work and study tirelessly to further our knowledge in Medicine. 

With all that being said, this should make you think twice when buying CBD products from a source you don't know.  You should take your time and research each brand, and feel comfortable about it, before committing to purchasing.  This is why Joy Organics prides itself on bringing you only the Best Quality CBD products to you.  


Link to Johns Hopkins article here


Best Wishes to you and your family.


Sources of the article from John Hopkins Medicine, Link to the original article can be found here.

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