Testing Tech, Not Formula The Cause For Positive THC Screenings
While the effectiveness of our wellness products is our passion, our customers’ safety and the transparency of the ingredients we use is our priority. Recently, we received comments that our broad spectrum hemp extract, RECEPT, was the cause of positive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) test results for customers who are subject to drug screenings.
THC is the only cannabinoid that can cause a psychoactive effect if ingested in high amounts. Industrial hemp plants produce significantly less— 0.3% or below—THC amounts than most marijuana plant strains.
During the research and development stages of RECEPT’s formulation, we were adamant that the broad spectrum hemp extract would be crafted completely THC-free. Each batch of RECEPT has been strategically formulated with zero THC content since its release earlier this year. Our third-party Certificates of Analysis, which measure all hemp-based properties per RECEPT batch, each note that there are no detectable traces of THC in any of the batch submissions.
In response to the aforementioned THC claims and for the peace of mind of all of our Affiliates and Customers we’ve taken additional THC testing measures of RECEPT that go above and beyond our Certificates of Analysis data. We submitted numerous batches of RECEPT to a federally-licensed and certified third-party lab that conducts drug testing for the DEA’s southern Texas district office. What was the outcome of these tests? Not one of the batches tested contained any THC. We did not request any additional cannabinoid testing, as this was purely for THC testing purposes only. Click here to view the lab testing breakdown that clearly depicts there is no presence of THC in the RECEPT batches in question.
What We Have Is A Drug Screening Problem, Not A Formulation Issue
The reality when it comes to drug screenings at this time is that most state and privately run drug screening clinics do not have the technological capabilities to decipher the difference between the various compounds present in cannabis plants, such as CBG, CBD, and THC. This means even though you are not ingesting any THC, drug screenings may result in positive THC analysis.
Click the video below to hear what our CEO, Paul Rogers, says about the auxiliary THC tests that were conducted and the current issues with drug screening technology.
If you do hold a job that drug tests regularly, we highly recommend you speak with your human resources department or department heads directly and let them know you are using a broad spectrum hemp extract cannabinoid supplement that contains zero THC.
The PrimeMyBody workplace disclaimer does state Customers or Affiliates who are subject to drug screenings should inform their employer or healthcare practitioner that they are using RECEPT, a hemp-based supplement. That statement can be found on our policy and procedures page and the RECEPT FAQ page.
Misintended Effects Of Hemp Legalization
The decriminalization of hemp is happening rapidly in states throughout the U.S., and with it comes the need for detailed clarification between hemp and marijuana.
Our THC-specific testing of RECEPT batches comes on the heels of reports that misintended effects to laws governing marijuana use and possession are occurring in states that have recently legalized hemp and hemp-based products. For instance, in July, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 1325 that effectively legalized hemp farming and the use and distribution of hemp-based products like oils and extracts in Texas.
This new hemp law was a landmark decision for Texas citizens’ health and wellness rights and has been very well received by thousands of people in the state. What the measure didn’t account for was the effect the new legislation would have on existing laws that prohibit marijuana sales and use.
The glaring problem at hand when new hemp laws are introduced is that although they typically categorize the difference between hemp and marijuana by THC levels —anything with less than 0.3% THC is considered hemp—most state crime labs do not have sophisticated enough testing capabilities to distinguish THC potency levels nor do they have the ability to decipher differences between hemp compounds like CBD and THC . Because of these testing setbacks, courts are having to throw out or delay rulings of many marijuana possession cases if a defendant (or their legal representation) argues the “substance” in question is hemp.
And Texas isn’t the only state that is dealing with confusing hemp laws. Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee are also battling similar circumstances. To read more about how new state-based hemp laws are conflicting with existing marijuana legislation visit https://www.gq.com/story/texas-weed-laws-oops.