CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

By Amanda Chicago Lewis
Those cannabidiol-laced gummy bears may be entirely legal, but they could still get you arrested on marijuana possession charges.

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference



In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old son. She had taken a hair follicle from the boy, she said, and had it analyzed at a lab. A drug test had returned positive for THC, the intoxicating compound in marijuana; evidently their son had been exposed to it, presumably in Mr. Pennington’s presence. He was told that, from then on, he would be permitted to see the child only once a week, and under supervision.

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