Can taking CBD be a problem at work! Cannabidiol or CBD has been showing up in a widening array of products that we consume daily. That’s because federal legislation in 2018 deemed that hemp – one of its sources – was not an illegal controlled substance.

But your job may still be in jeopardy if any one of those products, which is unregulated, contains THC. This is why Honey B Healthy Living is a leader in non-THC CBD that works! It all starts with our process before the plants go into the ground. Honey B is a completely vertically integrated company that controls the process starting with the genetics of the plants all the way through the Manufacturing of our finished goods.

Some employers are now discussing the use of CBD by their employees, while also dealing with the rising legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in states across the country.

These new laws have changed the way workers have been disciplined or fired because they tested positive for THC after using some CBD products, but there have been instances and it’s a problem that could grow which is why Non-THC CBD can be the way to still get the health benefits you want.

“Somebody may test positive,” says Barry Sample, the senior director of science and technology for the drug testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics. “It’s not the CBD itself that’s the problem. It’s contamination with THC that may be present in the specimen.”

More than two dozen federal law enforcement employees, for example, have faced disciplinary action after testing positive for THC in the wake of using CBD products, says Don Mihalek, executive director of The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, a nonprofit professional association representing more than 26,000 federal officers.

“There’s no way to differentiate between THC in CBD oil and THC in marijuana,” says Mihalek, who added that many officers have turned to CBD products as an alternative to pain medication. But with federal agencies having zero tolerance for positive drug test results “the agencies can’t afford to play a guessing game.”

“In addition to safety risks and unproven claims, the quality of many CBD products may also be in question,” the agency says in guidance posted to its site. “Many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed. We are also investigating reports of CBD potentially containing unsafe levels of contaminants.”

So when shopping around be sure to ask where your product is coming from. Where is it grown, where is it processed, where is it manufactured and to what standards and the level of THC. With Honey B that’s never a problem our focus is a healthy way without the THC. It is important for us to always be transparent so that you know exactly where and how your product is being manufactured and what’s in it, so it doesn’t disrupt your everyday way of living.

Here’s 3 actions that employees and employers should take in such a rapidly changing landscape? 

 1. Read labels to gain the information you need to know about the CBD products you take.

 2. See if your workplaces have reviewed their policies and made updates. 

“The Society for Human Resource Management has also offered guidance. “While some states have legalized recreational and medical use of marijuana, it is still illegal under federal law,” says Amber Clayton, director of SHRM’s HR Knowledge Center. “In states where it is legal, employers should ensure compliance with state laws, which may require a review of the circumstances.”

There may also be rules specific to the medicinal use of CBD. “An employer might decide to make an exception to its drug policy if the person has a disability for which he or she uses CBD oil, particularly if he or she is not impaired on the job,” Clayton says.

3. Give your workplace a heads-up:

If you are using such products, alert your employer so there are no unexpected consequences down the line. “We don’t want our members who are trying to do the right thing penalized,” says Mihalek of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. “The simplest thing to do … is go to a doctor, get a prescription and make sure your job’s aware of it.”’

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