Considering CBD vape oil is made from a derivative of the hemp plant, it’s no surprise that drug tests are a concern of many prospective CBD users. The first thing to know is that drug tests are not trying to detect CBD, as it is a totally non-psychoactive substance that has no negative effect on mental or physical functioning. The cannabinoid that drug tests look for is the psychoactive THC.
Oral intake of CBD means that it must pass through the digestive tract. The CBD is then metabolized and absorbed into the bloodstream gradually. This process does not happen straight away, and the slow absorption of CBD can lead to the effects lasting for many hours (enough to get you through a day or night). In contrast, e-juices and tinctures typically wear off after about three hours.
So what happens once you ingest your favorite CBD edibles? As you might know, the human body consists of an endocannabinoid system (ECS), with multiple receptors spread throughout the body and brain. THC activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, while CBD on the other hand doesn’t directly stimulate either of these receptors. This is also the reason why THC makes you high and CBD doesn’t. The ECS is responsible for regulating many activities in the body such as sleep, appetite, memory, mood, and the immune system.
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