Hemp seeds are becoming increasingly popular in the health industry due to their high nutritional value, essential fatty acids, and complete source of protein. But can eating hemp seeds make you fail a drug test? In this article, we'll explore the answer to this question and look at the THC levels in hemp, the effects of CBD on drug metabolism, and the safety of hemp products for pregnant women and children. THC levels in hemp are quite small, especially in strains of the industrial hemp plant used as a food source in the United States. These strains contain less than 0.3% THC, which is far below the amount needed to fail a drug test.
In addition, U. S. federal guidelines require hemp products to have THC concentrations lower than 0.3%, so products must comply with these regulations in order to be sold in stores across the country. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, ingestion of food products with hemp seeds did not demonstrate the presence of marijuana when tested with GC-MS.
This means that it would take unusually large amounts of hemp oil or hemp seeds to test positive for a drug. Lani Banner from The Vitamin Cottage recommends looking for the test promise symbol on the back of labels to ensure that hemp seed products have undetectable levels of THC. Hemp seed products along with flax, chia and poppy seeds are becoming one of the most popular supplements available today, from bagels to protein shakes. So, while it is possible to fail a drug test from eating hemp seeds, it is highly unlikely as long as you buy products that meet federal requirements and have undetectable levels of THC.