CBD and Drug Testing

CBD and Drug Testing

“A simple answer to the above question is YES – a pure strain of CBD doesn’t show up in drug tests”, but and here comes the problem which is: “almost all CBD products are laced with THC or have trace amounts of THC in them and thus none of the CBD users pass drug test.”

         Research has found that CBD doesn’t react to the immunoassay’s i.e. the antibodies that are used to detect drugs. The results of these tests depend on two factors viz. the purity of the CBD product used, & the types of antibodies used in testing the CBD products for immunoassay. 

         Generally, it takes about 5 to 30 minutes for CBD to start working after consumption and its effects last for next 3 to 4 hours, after which users usually stop feeling any effects because the CBD concentration in the blood drops and another 3 to 4 hours are needed by the body to expel any trace amounts of CBD left after its effects are nullified. The half-life of CBD is 2 to 5 days in human body (male and female both).

         Typically, companies test their employees to identify if anything they use can impair their judgement and performance while at work and hence tests are usually undertaken for presence of THC and not CBD because of the psychoactive nature of THC. The important points to note are: –

  1. Pure CBD doesn’t show up in any cannabis related drug tests.
  2. Oils generally contain a small percentage of THC in them and thus must be avoided 2-5 days prior to any drug test.
  3. Consuming any concentration of CBD above 1000 mg per day results in a false positive.
  4. One must always use CBD from reputable manufacturers who ensure that the amount of CBD and THC specified on the label matches the contents.
S.No.Type of drug testType of cannabinoid tested forTypical detection time for normal usage[i]
1.Breath analyzer testTHC2-5 hours after consumption
2.Blood testGeneral cannabis consumption Typically THC4 hours- normal use1 to 2 days – occasional heavy useUpto 25 days- daily heavy use 
3.Urine testOnly THC1 day
4.Hair testCannabinoids (THC)Up to 90 days

         Thus, to summarize the overall contents it is easier to conform that different provinces have different laws related to the recreational use of cannabis which draw their strengths and basic characters from the federal CANNABIS ACT of 2018, from which the state and province of Ontario has its own rules regarding the safe use, sale and consumption of cannabis as has been described in brief above. 

         CBD as a derivative of marijuana is one of the very few compounds derived from cannabis which has all the wellbeing related benefits of cannabis excluding the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD (aka CANNABIDIOL) in its pure state easily passes the drug test without any complications. Any CBD oil which contains trace/ minor amounts of THC will show a positive result on drug testing and any person using a mixture of THC and CBD will fail a drug test.

                  For the beat quality and standard of cannabis products please visit your nearest we store outlet or a visit to THE WE STORE website is a must for all your bong related needs and queries. With a community and value driven approach The We store is the best pot dispensary with an array of high quality Cannabis products and accessories near you (please visit to find us stand true.).

[i] The values indicated in the table are approximate and must not be considered as absolute values of time. Always consult your physician for exact values and detection times.

CBD for Pets

CBD for Pets

Cannabis has always been a staple in the apothecary bundles for ages and has benefited people and their best furry friends alike, be it warriors consuming weed/ cannabis/ marijuana for relaxation or feeding hemp to war/racehorses for better recovery.  Over the course of time, with its wellness and psychedelic properties cannabis has been a staple. In the past decade due to the advent of pet wellness trends and the availability of different over the counter supplements, cannabinoids have somewhat lost their popularity, but thanks to legalization of cannabis and subsequent research initiatives, use of CBD for pets is gaining traction.

As with any new trend there has been a lot of misinformation or rather exaggeration of accurate information on what to use and what to avoid when it comes to our beloved furry friends. We always want to do what is best for our pup’s or kittens but before that let us all understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to pets.

There has been a drastic increase in the number of pet poisoning cases since the legalization marijuana mainly because of the lack of knowledge about which part or what extract of marijuana must be fed to the pets (cats and dogs alike) and what must be avoided (especially dogs). Dogs generally suffer from marijuana toxicosis by eating any part of the actual plant (including leaves, stem, flower, seeds or bud), from smoke inhalation above and beyond their tolerance capability, consuming hash oil, or even by ingesting too much cannabis mixed palatable baked goods. 

One must always realize that pets have higher sensitivity against the psychedelic effects of THC as compared to humans and much more responsive and welcoming to the soothing effects of CBD. Dogs have more cannabinoid receptors in their brains and thus the effects are more drastic and dramatic in case of THC which easily results in TOXICOSIS in pets.

A basic relation between pet wellness and CBD can be aptly described by a quote as:

“pets are our link to paradise, and the we store recommends CBD for them”

 CBD or cannabidiol as a compound is found in cannabis and hemp of which purest form of CBD is extracted from HEMP and not marijuana which interacts with the receptors in the brain to maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state. As per anecdotal evidences from various dog owners which suggest that CBD helps alleviate pain and control seizures in dogs. Some dog owners also swear to the cardiac benefits, appetite stimulation, anti-nausea effects, anti-anxiety impact etc., but such benefits lack any conclusive data to this end. The potential wellness effects of CBD on dogs may be summarized as:

  • Improves appetite and digestive health
  • Promotes heart health
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps against arthritis and joint pain
  • Helps nervous system
  • Helps with epilepsy
  • Helps against phobias (fireworks, thunderstorms etc)
  • Alleviates skin problems

To sum up in the words of pet owns and their testimonials, what CBD oil feels like is 

  • The absence of anxiousness
  • The absence of stress
  • The absence of nerves
  • The absence of irritability
  • The absence of sleeplessness
  • The absence of restlessness
  • The absence of fogginess
  • The absence of pain
  • The absence of blah- blah-blah

“there is no real identifiable point that things happen with CBD, there is just the absence of after your pet takes it”

With such a scope of benefits and advantages the question which begs the answer is the dosing protocol and the recommended dosage for your furry companion to reap full benefits and aid in their wellness and the product which must be used for proper dosing.

CBD oils provide an added benefit in the ease of dosing and a much refined range of products classification for customer satisfaction. The We Store a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, provides the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

A general rule of thumb for dosing CBD for pets which must be followed is: 

Dog sizeWeight rangeMinimum dosageDosing protocolMaximum dosage
Small2-15 lbs1.00 MgAdd0.50 mg every 3 days till an improvement is visible15 Mg per day 
Max 2 doses per day
Medium-small15-30 lbs1.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible20 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Medium-large30-60 lbs2.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visible30 Mg per day
Max 2 doses per day 
Large60- 150 lbs3.00MgAdd 1.00 Mg every 3 days till visible improvements are visibleTill signs of relief are not observed. Max 2 doses per day 

* always consult your vet-nary doctor for dosages and use to ensure overall wellness and better results.

* any information on this page must not be used to dose or introduce THC/CBD in your pets lifestyle without consultation with a licensed veterinarian.

A simple formula for better deduction of dosage for your pet which works effectively in most of the cases is: 

  “0.25mgCBD X 1lb of body weight = regular dose” ie,

For a dog/ cat or any pet weighing 8-pound weight the optimum dosage would be: 0.25 X 8 = 2.00 Mg CBD

A quick reference to how common CBD concentrations work out are:

  • 150 mg CBD oil contains 10mg/ml of CBD or 0.25 mg of CBD per drop
  • 300 mg CBD oil contains 20mg/ml of CBD or 0.50 mg of CBD per drop
  • 600 mg CBD oil contains 40mg/ml of CBD or 1.00 mg of CBD per drop

Of the many factors determining the CBD dosages for pets is type of product used and the brands used. These products come in mainly 4 forms: 

  • CBD and Hemp oil
  • Capsules
  • Topical rubs
  • Treats (edibles)
  • CBD and Hemp oils: These are the best options available and offer highest bioavailability, i.e. least amount of CBD oil is needed for maximum desired effects.
  • Capsules/ soft chews: With a fixed concentration per pill and an ease of feeding makes them another most desirable product, it also helps when dogs don’t like the distinct product of oils. 
  • Topical Rubs: For point specific or area specific operations these are the best products which also aid in joint pain mitigation and overall wellness
  • Treats: These offset the typical medicinal tastes in CBD oils and Capsules, come with a fixed CBD dosage, but are slow acting as edibles have to pass through the digestive tracts of dogs into the blood stream and hence have slower onsets

In summary CBD leaves plenty of room for experimentation with different dosages and multiple products. After all, cannabidiol (CBD) is nontoxic and there are no major side effects of using it on your pets. But, in case you went overboard or your pet has consumed excessive quantities of treats the things to expect are: 

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure

Other than these symptoms if you avoid heroic dosages on your pets there is nothing to be worried about and cannabidiol can be taken regularly without the risk of building tolerance or severe side effects as compared to other pharmaceutical alternatives.

For a better and fuller experience, a visit to your nearest We-Store dispensary is highly recommended. With a plethora of pet friendly products and an array of pet treats and certified Budtenders, the we stores are a dream come true for weed/ Cannabis/ Marijuana connoisseurs and their pets alike.