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What Can The Traces Of THC In Full-Spectrum Gummies Actually Do?

by Amelia Graves

When you're shopping for CBD gummies, you will come across some that are labeled as full-spectrum gummies. This means that in addition to containing CBD, these gummies contain all of the other cannabinoids found in the hemp they are derived from. Often, these cannabinoids contain a small, trace amount of THC. It's important to know the positive and negative implications of that trace THC content. Here's a closer look at the traces of THC in full-spectrum gummies, and what those traces can and can't do.

The THC in full-spectrum gummies won't make you feel high.

In order to comply with federal regulations, CBD products — even full-spectrum ones — cannot contain any more than 0.3% THC. Most full-spectrum products contain even less than this. If you look on the bottle that the gummies come in, it will almost always tell you what percentage of THC the gummies contain. But regardless of what that number is, if the gummies are being sold legally, they do not contain enough THC to make you high.

The THC in full-spectrum gummies may show up on a drug test.

If you take full-spectrum gummies that contain traces of THC, and then you are tested for marijuana, you might test positive. You may test negative if you only take the gummies now and then, and if they are on the lower end of the allowable THC percentage. But if you take the gummies regularly throughout the day and they contain closer to 0.3% THC, the chance of a positive test increases.

Many employers don't test for marijuana use anymore as more states have legalized the drug. So, check with your employer's policy to be sure. If your employer does test for marijuana use, then you'll want to use a broad-spectrum CBD product, which has the THC removed, rather than a full-spectrum one.

The THC may have mild therapeutic benefits.

Although the traces of THC in full-spectrum gummies won't make you feel high, they can have therapeutic benefits. The THC may actually enhance the action of CBD, helping to give you greater relief from pain, anxiety, depression, or whatever other problem you use the CBD to manage. This is one reason why patients often prefer full-spectrum gummies if they don't have to worry about drug testing. 

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of why full-spectrum CBD gummies contain small amounts of THC, and what that really means. To learn more about full-spectrum gummies, contact a natural health care company.