Are you wondering if you can eat hemp seeds and still pass a drug test? The answer is yes, as long as you don't consume an unusually large amount of hemp oil or hemp seeds. Hemp protein contains a small amount of THC, but not enough to fail a drug test. The THC content of less than 0.3% in hemp is below the level required by federal law and is therefore safe to consume. Hemp seed products, such as flax, chia, and poppy seeds, are becoming increasingly popular supplements.
Ingesting hemp seeds is unlikely to give a false positive drug test, since you would have to consume very large doses of hemp seed products to get a positive result. A study found that ingesting food products with hemp seeds resulted in urine samples that tested positive for marijuana. However, the amount of THC ingested was much higher than what would be found in a normal serving of hemp seeds. Urine samples were collected for 24 hours after ingestion of foods containing hemp seeds and analyzed for marijuana using an EMIT immunoassay and gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). According to the study, it would take more than 8 tablespoons of pure hemp oil per day or 14 ounces of hemp seeds per day to ingest 600 ug of THC, a dose that failed confirmed urine tests for marijuana detection.
Hemp seeds similar to those used in food did not demonstrate the presence of marijuana when tested with GC-MS. In conclusion, it is safe to consume hemp seeds without worrying about failing a drug test. However, it is important to note that laws prohibiting the use of cannabis in the workplace differ from state to state.