A common question that many people have been asking is, can you drive a vehicle with CBD in your system?
The basic answer is yes, you can legally drive a vehicle after consuming a hemp based product.
However, this is only the case if you are using a hemp based (THC regulated) product.
Hemp based CBD Oils are legally required to contain no more than 0.3% of THC.
THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is an active ingredient found within the cannabis plant which induces psychoactive side effects.
It’s the ingredient which causes you to feel “high” when ingesting cannabis.
Therefore, as hemp based CBD oils are refined to extract THC, they do not make you “high” nor do they alter your ability to drive safely, provided you are taking the recommended daily dosages.
Should you drive after taking more than the recommended dosage of a hemp based CBD oil?
As many hemp based CBD oil users will have experienced at one point or another while using CBD products, consuming too much CBD oil is not a pleasant experience.
While there is no danger to your life, and you can’t overdose on CBD, you can feel fuzzy headed and drowsy after consuming too high a dosage of CBD. This sensation will pass.
However, it is a really bad idea to drive after taking too high a dosage of hemp based CBD oil as it could could inhibit your ability to drive safely, endangering yourself and others.
We recommend that you take some time to learn how your body reacts to a hemp based CBD Oil if you are a beginner or if you have changed your dosage before you get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
When starting out with a new hemp based CBD product it can take some time for your body to adjust and a common side effect is drowsiness.
For this reason, we advise that you test the waters with any new product before driving.
Regarding dosages of a hemp based CBD oil, everybody is different. Depending on numerous factors including your height, weight, metabolism the ideal dosage for you will differ.
It is recommended that you start off slowly with a weaker hemp based CBD oil and build up to the perfect dosage of CBD for you over time.
You will have a better grasp of your abilities and you will have a better idea of your alertness levels while using your product after a trial period.
After which you will know whether it is safe or not for you to drive your vehicle.
Driving with CBD in your system is legal, but be sensible. Know your limits!