Can an Employer Fire You for Using CBD?

There have been recent news reports of employees being fired from work for using CBD. This can definitely be concerning for any individual taking CBD. Here’s what you need to know:

Drug Testing: Full-Spectrum CBD Product Risk

If you’re currently taking any full-spectrum CBD products or any products that contain trace levels of THC, this minimal THC content can trigger a false positive in drug testing. There is no way to differentiate the THC found in your CBD products with marijuana. If drug testing is a concern at your job, don’t take CBD products or opt for CBD isolate. Understand that you are still taking a risk since some products have been tested with different THC content than they are marketed.

At-Will Employment Laws

Some states have at-will employment laws meaning that an employee can generally be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. As long as an employee isn’t being terminated for reasons that violate federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws, CBD may be one of them. Be discreet and understand your local laws along with employment law.

Learn More About How CBD May Impact Employment

Hemp Depot is proud to educate our clients on all the current rules and regulations on CBD. Remember that hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states but understand the risk if your employment requires drug testing. If you need help finding CBD isolate that’s verifiable with no THC content, we’re happy to provide options and recommendations. For more information regarding how CBD may impact employment, please contact us!

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