Ever since the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, where cannabis was outlawed for both medicinal and recreational use under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana and anything in relation has received a negative stigma. It was the first national regulation, and still to this day the use of marijuana or any THC product can land you in jail, ruin your reputation, and even prevent you from getting a job. When we fast forward to the current year of 2021, those outdated laws are still in effect federally, yet they’re slightly eased with the help of certain state-level laws, which have essentially opened the door to cannabis use.
To further the momentum of the new era in cannabis acceptance, hemp was made legal on a federal level, thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. The legalization of hemp created a large market for alternative products, where CBD has reserved all of the spotlights, until the introduction of Delta 8 THC, a close relative of Delta 9 THC, which is the chemical compound found in marijuana that is responsible for its potent psychoactive effects. Delta 8 THC is a derivative of hemp and an isomer of hemp and CBD, therefore it is a completely legal THC product for all to enjoy. Sadly, since Delta 8 is a version of tetrahydrocannabinol, it has to endure the same treatment that marijuana receives as far as drug testing goes, which can cause you to lose your job, prevent you from landing a new job, and more.
Does Delta 8 THC Show Up On A Drug Test?
Yes, Delta 8 THC does show up on a drug test and if you have Delta 8 in your system, you will fail a drug test. There are many cannabinoids you can partake in and pass a drug test, however, Delta 8 THC isn’t one of them. The truth is, drug testing professionals need to update their testing equipment and workplaces should make an allowance for Delta 8 THC since it is a federally legal product and produces more tolerable psychoactive effects. Until then, make sure you are informed on how long Delta 8 THC stays in your system so that you don’t flunk out on that next big job or… lose the one you already have.
Why Will I Fail A Drug Test With Delta 8 THC?
Unfortunately, many drug testing facilities use outdated machinery that isn’t equipped or hasn’t been programmed to make a clear distinction between Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC (the illegal cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for the potent high). Most often than not, the machines are testing for and trying to detect any signs of tetrahydrocannabinol. There is some drug testing equipment that has been programmed to make a distinction between the two cannabinoids, yet it is still a THC product, and the results will still be classified as a failed drug test, which can prevent you from landing your dream job.
While you can certainly fail a drug test if you are using Delta 8 THC, if you don’t have any worries about taking a drug test, we have quite a variety of Delta 8 products to choose from. Some of our best sellers are our Delta 8 Gummies, Delta 8 Carts, and our Delta 8 THC Disposable Vape Pen. Feel free to browse the Superstrain store.