How to calculate how much CBD and THC is in your cannabis oil
When consuming cannabis oil, the key is to focus on the concentration of a product (mg/ml) to determine the correct amount. It’s easiest to think of the mg/ml being comparable to the %THC or %CBD in dried flower products. To understand how much active ingredients are contained in a bottle, simply multiply the mg/ml by the volume, 20ml. Health Canada states: “It is proposed that for cannabis products intended for ingestion (including those comprised of dried cannabis, fresh cannabis or cannabis oil), a single unit would not contain more than 10 milligrams of THC.”*
The new equivalency factor for Peace Naturals’ cannabis oils better reflects the amount of dried flower we use to make each bottle of cannabis oil (5g), but it’s important to note that equivalency factors do not take into account the stronger effects associated with ingesting oil products. As a result, Peace Naturals strongly discourages clients from relying on equivalency factors for consumption decisions.
Our new 20ml bottles are designed with feedback from clients who wished for a smaller amount at a lower cost to maximize the number of varieties available to sample, and to optimize portability.
Peace’s new strain specific cannabis oils do not require any secondary refinement using harsh solvents like alcohol. This means that the natural balance of the plant is kept intact and that the cannabinoid and terpene ratios are proportional to our dried flower. This is important for what is commonly referred to as the “entourage effect,” which describes the concept that all cannabis compounds work together synergistically to yield the desired effect.
When consuming cannabis oil, the key is to focus on the concentration of a product (mg/ml) to determine the correct dosage. To understand how much active ingredients are contained in a bottle, simply multiply the mg/ml by the volume, 20ml.
Can CBD oil contain THC?
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- The relationship between CBD and THC
- Will CBD oil with trace amounts of THC influence a drug test?
If you take CBD oil, will you run the risk of ingesting THC?
It’s a question asked more frequently than ever, as CBD oil formulas are popping up in spas, major retailers, online shops, and major pharmacies across the country.
The second-most-prominent cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, cannabidiol (CBD) has become valued in recent years for being non-intoxicating — as opposed to intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabinoid responsible for the cannabis “high” — while also offering a variety of potential health benefits. Many consumers who take CBD oil say they do so because they want the medicinal benefits associated with cannabis without the effects of THC.
So for these consumers, the question inevitably arises — Does CBD oil contain THC?
It’s possible to take CBD oil that has trace amounts of THC, which you’re unlikely to sense any intoxicating effects. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
The short answer is, yes, it’s possible to take CBD oil that has trace amounts of THC, which you’re unlikely to notice. Understanding why, and how to avoid it, requires a basic knowledge of what CBD oil is, how it’s extracted, and how it works in your body.
Products labeled as CBD oil could be one of the following:
- RawCBD oil: Pure CBD distillate that contains only CBD and no other compounds.
- CBD hemp oil: High-CBD oil extracted from hemp, which in the U.S. is legally defined as having less than 0.3% THC.
- Full-spectrum extract: Oil extracted from hemp or cannabis that contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, including THC. Full-spectrum extract from hemp may be called “full spectrum CBD oil.”
In short, whether CBD oil contains THC depends on how it is made. Raw CBD oil is an isolate, so it won’t have any trace amounts of any other cannabis compounds, including THC. CBD oil extracted from hemp may have trace amounts, and there are high-CBD/low-THC concentrates, oils, and tinctures available in legal cannabis markets. If you want to avoid THC, look closely at the labels on CBD products you’re thinking of buying, and read all information relating to dosages and methods of extraction.
The relationship between CBD and THC
Maybe you came to this article because you want to try CBD oil, but completely avoid any potentially adverse or intoxicating effects of THC. If this is the case, you probably have nothing to worry about. Trace amounts of THC are very unlikely to produce any noticeable effect.
If you’re open to trying cannabis products that are high in CBD and low in THC, you may be interested to know that CBD has the potential to mitigate the intoxicating and potentially adverse effects of THC, while THC may contribute to or enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD. THC and CBD elicit responses from the human body by binding to cannabinoid receptors.
CBD has the potential to mitigate the intoxicating and potentially adverse effects of THC, while THC may contribute to or enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Both cannabinoids bind to the body’s CB1 receptors. THC activates the CB1 receptor, while CBD inhibits it. Trace amounts of THC in CBD oil are very unlikely to exhibit any of its effects relative to CBD. If you’re interested in benefiting from the combined effects of THC and CBD, otherwise known as the entourage effect, begin with high-CBD/low-THC cannabis products. Cannabis high in THC and low in CBD may be even more intoxicating than THC alone, according to an Australian study.
Will CBD oil with trace amounts of THC influence a drug test?
While there isn’t necessarily a guarantee that the trace amounts of THC in CBD oil won’t show up on a drug test, drug testing guidelines for the federal workplace now include a cutoff value to avoid a positive test for trace amounts of THC. Though different types of drug tests vary in their thresholds of THC detection, it’s highly unlikely that any of them will pick up trace amounts. If you want to be completely sure that your CBD oil won’t result in a positive drug test, seek out raw CBD oil, CBD distillate, or other pure-CBD products.
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