There are a few ways to speed up the elimination of CBD from your system,. The best way to flush CBD out of your system is by drinking a lot of water or vigorously exercising to cause heavy sweating. THC Removal – Remove THC from CBD | B/R Instrument Blog | Industry Leader in Laboratory Distillation Equipment Non-psychoactive and increasingly popular as a relaxation drug, CBD can also be a DIY extract
How Do You Get CBD Out of Your System?
CBD from government approved industrial hemp is a legal compound and is not psychotropic, meaning it does not affect the mental state. Despite these facts, some people continue to worry that CBD will show up on a drug test and cause them issues at work. This is due mainly to the fact that some CBD oil products may have THC in them, and it is the THC that is detected. When faced with a possible test, they want to know how to get CBD out of their system as quickly as possible. There are a few ways to speed up the elimination of CBD from your system as discussed in the following sections.
CBD typically stays in the bloodstream for up to five days but may stay longer. It is not detected by standard commercial drug tests. The concern is that some CBD oil products do contain enough THC to be detectable. The best way to flush CBD out of your system is by drinking a lot of water or vigorously exercising to cause heavy sweating.
Can CBD Oil Be Used When Drug Testing is Likely?
A common question is whether CBD shows up on a drug test. The answer is that drug tests do not screen for CBD. The issue is that there are different spectrums of CBD oil, and CBD oil manufactured with two of the spectrums may have some THC in it. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive compound found in marijuana.
That is why many people may want to know how to get CBD out of your system fast when concerned about drug test results.
CBD is extracted from hemp and cannabis plants. Most CBD comes from the industrial hemp plant which is specifically cultivated to contain 0.3 percent THC or less and has a high amount of CBD. CBD can be extracted from cannabis plants, but to remain legal, the THC content of the extracts must remain at 0.3 percent or less of THC. It is more difficult and more expensive to remove the higher THC amount from marijuana to make CBD oil.
There are three types of CBD oil at the market.
Full spectrum CBD oil
All the cannabinoids are extracted and retained during processing, so the CBD oil will contain some THC.
Broad spectrum CBD oil
All the cannabinoids are extracted, but THC is removed through an extraction process. There may be traces of THC in the CBD oil unless the product says it is THC free.
The CBD oil made with CBD isolate only contains CBD.
The issue is that full spectrum CBD oil and broad spectrum CBB oil may have enough THC in them to show up on a drug test. In that case, you really want to know how to quickly get THC out of your system as opposed to CBD.
Pure CBD will not show up on the regular drug tests used for marijuana screening with one caveat. The possibility of a false positive result does exist. However, there would be a follow-up drug test, and it is very unlikely the false positive would result again as long as the product’s contents are accurately described.
How Long Can CBD Be Detected?
How long is CBD in your body? A research study on CBD administered orally found that CBD remained in the urine until a drug test was conducted at 5 days in 4-out-of-6 assessments. Pure CBD was not detected at all in the typical commercially available drug screening tests. In a detailed drug screening of pure CBD, most other cannabinoids were undetectable, including CBN. When pure CBD and delta-9 (currently legal) are administered together, researchers found that CBD concentrations were higher for a longer period of time compared to just taking CBD.
The half life of CBD, when it is consumed orally for a long period of time, is approximately 2-5 days. The research on detection in blood reports different results. An older study found CBD in blood was not detectable one week after stopping CBD consumption. However, more recent research indicates a blood test could detect CBD for a longer period of time.
There are a number of factors that influence the rate at which CBD leaves the body. For example, your weight, metabolism and stomach contents can influence the rate. The CBD potency, dosage, and frequency of consumption also contribute to CBD levels and the time period for detection. Heavy CBD usage can lead to CBD staying in urine for up to a month.
How Can You Get CBD Out of Your system?
CBD leaves the body primarily through sweat and urine. You can try a few things to remove CBD from your system which target these two sources of CBD elimination.
1. Stop Taking CBD
Of course, the best way to get CBD out of your system is to stop using it, and let nature take its course. To ensure all traces of CBD are gone, stop using CBD 2-3 weeks before you need to make sure there is no chance of testing positive due to CBD oil consumption.
2. Drink More Water
To increase urination frequency to flush CBD out of your system, drink more water. This will lead to flushing CBD more rapidly via urine.
3. Exercise Vigorously
Intense exercise raises the heartbeat and causes more sweating. By sweating more, you might eliminate CBD more rapidly.
4. Consume More Fiber
A high fiber diet can contribute to bowel movements. This may enable CBD to exit the body faster.
Some other suggestions include taking a diuretic to promote urination and using detox pills. These options should be used with caution because they are not natural approaches.
The most frequent reason people fail a drug test when using CBD oil is due to the product containing THC. If you are using CBD, it is important to buy your products from only reliable companies with a reputation for truthful labeling. Not all companies are honest about their CBD products. Read customer reviews and check the Certificate of Analysis prepared by an independent lab. You want to purchase high-quality CBD oil products you can trust.
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Michael Levin is a CBD enthusiast, a researcher, writer and editor in the cannabis space, experienced CBD user and educator. He believes CBD can help improve our overall health and wellbeing.
THC Removal – Remove THC from CBD
Consumers are attracted to the purported health benefits of CBD but understand that THC naturally occurs in hemp along with other minor cannabinoids. They do not want to consume THC because they don’t want the “high” the comes along with THC or they don’t want to possibly test positive for THC in a work drug screening. The good news is that THC can be separated from CBD so that it can be consumed without concern for unwanted THC.
There are several ways to remove THC from CBD oil, CBD extracts and CBD distillate. The products can be THC Free (T Free) or low THC (0.3% or lower) which does not produce a “high”.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad spectrum products contain all of the cannabinoids with little THC (less than 0.3%/wt). This should not to be confused with THC Free or T-Free oil which contains no THC.
Chromatographic methods such as flash chromatography and CPC use solvents and a stationary phase to fractionate the cannabinoids from one another. In these processes, the THC is isolated and removed from the other cannabinoids. But, there is the unwanted side effect of losing some or all of the minor cannabinoids and CBD in the THC fraction.
In addition to using large volumes of solvents, chromatographic methods remove THC at a fairly slow rate and some CBD is lost in the process. At the same time, it requires an experienced operator to be available at all times during operation.
SCB-15 THC Remediation System
SCB-15 – Solvent Free THC Remediation System
Another technique for removing THC from full spectrum CBD is the SBC solvent free remediation system. This THC removal process is solvent free. It uses automation to maintain the optimum vacuum, temperature, and other parameters to remove THC (and some CBD) from the CBD oil. An operator occasionally monitors the THC level by Near Infrared or HPLC. Up to 100 liters of CBD or CBG oil can be remediated in 12-24 hours.
Pure CBD (also called isolate) can be produced by crystallizing CBD oil/extract/distillate. CBD oil is mixed with pentane and cooled until the CBD crystallizes (crashes out). Crystallized CBD is filtered, rinsed, and dried. Purities of 99+% are possible. Re-crystallization can increase the purity even higher. All THC is removed along with minor cannabinoids.
CBD Crystals or “Isolate”
Full spectrum CBD
The “entourage effect” is the name given to the synergistic benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes working together in your body. It has been the subject of study for many years, however we are still only beginning to understand some of the possibilities. The entourage effect can produce many different results depending on the combinations.
Full spectrum is a term that applies to extracts or oils that contain all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids from the plant. For hemp products this often includes more than 0.3% THC. In order to stay legally compliant, something must remove the THC.
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How to extract CBD oil in your home kitchen
Non-psychoactive and increasingly popular as a relaxation drug, CBD can also be a DIY extract
By Sandra Hinchliffe
Published March 10, 2019 10:00AM (EDT)
Excerpted with permission from CBD Every Day: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Massage Oils, Bath Bombs, Salves, Herbal Remedies, and Edibles by Sandra Hinchliffe. Copyright 2019 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Cannabidiol (CBD), an extract that many use as an anti-anxiety or relaxation tool, comes from the Cannabis sativa plant and cannot be divorced from this original source. Cannabis sativa has many different variations, and not all of these contain significant amounts of CBD. Prior to the gradual ending of cannabis prohibition in many locales, CBD was practically eliminated from the commercial black market to maximize profitability of the psychoactive cannabinoid content of the plants through selective breeding, according to many of the black-market growers I have spoken with throughout the years. The reason CBD is now widely accessible is most assuredly due to the change in social perceptions of this once-outlawed plant and the legalization of this plant in many locales. Without cannabis legalization, CBD would be difficult to acquire—and there would be no testing to ensure that consumers receive the product they are paying for.
In the process of developing recipes, I spent much of my time talking to CBD farmers and exploring their lush farms. I am forever grateful to my friends at Feather Canyon Farms in Del Norte County, California, for introducing me to some of the most impressive plants I’ve ever seen in my life. Beforehand, my experience with these plants had been limited to small indoor grows and the product offerings of our legal cannabis dispensaries.
One of the things I learned from the CBD farmers is that CBD can be an unstable and fleeting trait in cannabis plants. CBD production doesn’t just depend on the genetics of a plant, but the methods of growing, and what is also recognized in grape and wine production as the terroir. New strains of CBD-rich cannabis are being developed for the legal market all the time. I haven’t been able to try them all, but I’ve had the privilege of trying some of the most well-known strains, such as Harlequin, Harle-Tsu, ACDC, Cannatonic, Charlotte’s Web, Sour Tsunami, and a rare crop of Golden Goat, which expressed more than 8% CBD. This list is by no means complete in terms of CBD-rich cannabis strains available.
Hemp, the low-to-no THC variety of Cannabis sativa grown for the oilseed and fiber it produces, can also produce CBD in varying amounts. Both wild hemp and cultivated hemp can produce CBD in their resins. No matter what variety of Cannabis sativa produces CBD, the molecule is always the same.
Farmers, Plants, and Test Results over Brands: How To Select CBD Products
I believe that quality, whole-plant infusions and extractions matter. Epidiolex, the FDA-approved drug, is a whole-plant extract of CBD, purified, standardized, and manufactured for consistency. It’s rare as far as pharmaceuticals go; GW Pharma grows and processes their own cannabis to make therapeutic pharmaceuticals. Whether you are in need of a pharmaceutical treatment or are using CBD as a home remedy or for pleasure, you should be using whole-plant infusions and extractions. The cannabis farmers I spoke with have expressed a similar belief.
I am often asked about which brands of CBD are the best and which products to choose. But the truth is that when it comes to CBD, brands do not matter. Farms and plants matter. Selecting quality CBD-rich cannabis plant products begins with the farm they are grown on. Before you purchase any CBD product, know the farm and farmer. This is an easy task in most of our state-legal cannabis dispensaries, as this information will be readily available and even used as a marketing tool. This information is harder to find if you are purchasing CBD products from the over-the-counter herbal supplement market.
CBD products sold over the counter in the mainstream herbal supplement market do not have the oversight and regulated testing that most of our state-legal dispensary systems have. If you choose to purchase CBD products in the herbal supplement market, you must rely on the information they provide to you in terms of acquisition of plant material and test results. You must also be aware that there is controversy (both legal and scientific) surrounding the purchase of CBD products over the counter through the mainstream herbal supplement marketplace.
Test results matter. The herbal supplement marketplace is largely unregulated and a bit like the Wild West. An exposé in the New York Times in 2013 detailed some very disturbing problems with the herbal supplement marketplace and the fact that consumers often do not receive the products they are paying for. As well, CBD supplement merchants in the over-the-counter herbal supplement market have been cited by the FDA for many violations around the labeling and distribution of their products.
Certainly, I am not saying that all herbal supplement products are bad. What I am saying is that it is a wise decision as a consumer to seek out information and verify it if you are purchasing supplement products of any kind. And you should also be aware that not all locales will regard the purchase of CBD products as a legal activity.
The functionality of this book is to show you how to seek, find, and enjoy CBD-rich cannabis. Facts and aesthetics both matter if what you seek is a quality product and a satisfying experience.
In the recipes that follow, the focus is on whole-plant CBD-rich cannabis extractions and infusions, as these high-quality, artisanal, and farmer-centric whole plants and whole-plant resins will unfold themselves with fragrant and delicious complexity in your kitchen. My wish is for you to enjoy and benefit from everything CBD-rich cannabis offers without missing anything.
CBD to THC Ratio Selection and Dosing
Selection and dosage amount of CBD or CBD: THC is a very individual process and an ideal dosage that works as a one-size-fits-all amount does not exist. If you have concerns about what is best for you, this is something you should discuss with your personal physician. There are also MDs and DOs who specialize in cannabis therapeutics who can guide you based on your current health situation. If you are considering CBD for therapeutic medicinal purposes, it’s a good idea to consult with a physician who has knowledge and experience in this area before you begin.
I’ve developed a checklist that you can use and that I hope will guide you to the products that are worthy of your consideration:
— Is the name of the farm or farmer disclosed on the product label or available from the company or merchant selling the product?
— Does the product have test results from a third-party lab independent of any brand or manufacturer? Can you verify these results independent of a company, merchant, or legal dispensary?
— Do the test results include more than just CBD and other cannabinoid content?
— Are there test results for pesticides, mold, and other contamination? (Cannabis is a powerful soil remediator and easily absorbs toxic chemicals from the soil it is grown in.)
— If the product you would like to purchase is raw plant material, have you scoped it to check for mold or insects? Most dispensaries have magnification scopes for their customers to use—take advantage of this.
— Does the product look fresh, and does it smell fresh and clean? Is the product or plant material dated with harvest time or an expiration date?
CBD Farmer’s Oil Recipe with Whole Flowers
When one considers flavors, textures, freshness, effects, and fragrances as the starting point of evaluating a quality CBD oil product, this recipe will produce a gourmet oil extraction that will impress even the most experienced connoisseur.
Farmers know best. And this oil recipe was given to me by one of the most hardworking and knowledgeable CBD farmers I have met, Mr. Jesse Davis of Feather Canyon Farms in Del Norte County, California.
I experienced many pleasant surprises while sampling this oil at home, and the process of making it was even more surprising. Rich in both CBD and the natural terpenes of the Harle-Tsu CBD-rich cannabis plant, this oil is a gorgeous emerald color with a sublime minty and herbaceous flavor that I have never experienced with a CBD oil previously. This oil was completely non-intoxicating, but it was very pleasant and relaxing.
This oil, processed in MCT oil (fractionated coconut oil) at a low temperature for 24 hours, produced a CBD oil product that has lab tested at 10mg CBD and less than 1 mg
THC per 1ml dose. How low was that temperature? 175°F (80°C)—a temperature much lower than what is typically expected for a complete decarboxylation. What made the difference? The slow processing of this oil over a 24-hour period. Decarboxylation takes place with temperature, time, or in this case, both time and temperature.
I am satisfied that the flavor profile of this oil was only possible due to the careful, low-temperature processing technique that retained the majority of naturally occurring terpenes in the whole cannabis flowers from the CBD-rich Harle-Tsu cannabis strain grown in the mountain region of Del Norte County. Flower quality really does matter when it comes to producing an exquisite CBD oil such as this one.
This makes approximately 10 oz. (296ml) of CBD oil, but you can increase or decrease the amount of oil or flowers depending on the CBD concentration you desire.
10 oz. (296ml) MCT oil or more (otherwise known as liquid fractionated coconut oil)
1 oz. (28g) or more whole CBD-rich, low-or-no- THC cannabis flowers, cured, dried, and chopped
- This recipe requires a slow cooker with a low heat setting to process this oil correctly. Add the chopped cannabis to the slow cooker.
- Pour the oil over the cannabis, making sure that all the flower material is covered. If you need to add a little extra oil to cover the flowers, you should do so at this time. Cover the slow cooker and set to the low or low cook setting (depending on your model).
- Within at least 3 hours, your slow cooker should reach the final processing temperature of about 175°F (80°C). Use a candy thermometer to verify the temperature and adjust if necessary. Stir the oil and plant material at this time and cover the slow cooker once again.
- Every few hours, stir the oil and flower material to evenly distribute the infusion throughout the process. Do not stir frequently, as this will allow more of the volatile terpenes to escape into the air. To preserve as many of the volatile constituents as possible, such as terpenes, leave the lid on the pot throughout the entire process. This can be left to process overnight without stirring.
- After the 24-hour period is over, cool the oil by unplugging the slow cooker and allowing the materials to remain in the pot and the oil to cool to room temperature a few more hours.
- Strain the oil from the plant material through cheesecloth and into a clean glass jar. The oil is now ready to use by itself in measured doses or in any recipe.
Store in a cool, dark, and dry area. Use within 6 months for freshest flavor
By Sandra Hinchliffe
Sandra Hinchliffe is the founder of posyandkettle.com, a home herbalist, allergy chef, autoimmune disease survivor, and an inventor of pretty things for people of sensitive constitution. She uses her 30+ years background as a home herbalist and medical cannabis patient to create a repertoire of recipes designed to be both beneficial and delightful. She is the author of “The Cannabis Spa at Home,“ the first book to bring together cannabis, spa, and herbal healing, “High Tea,” a collection of gracious cannabis tea-time recipes for every occasion, and “CBD Every Day,” a farm-to-table CBD experience guide with a collection of allergy-friendly, preservative-free, artificial fragrance-free and dye-free CBD-infused edible and spa recipes.