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Can you get arrested for using CBD oil?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2022 | Drug Charges

Changes to Florida restrictions now make it possible for both the cultivation and consumption of cannabidiol oil and other hemp products. These are a popular method of providing therapeutic relief without the negative psychoactive properties found in marijuana use.

There are legal shops set up all over Florida selling CBD with consumers flocking to purchase their products. However, these same individuals find themselves coming into contact with law enforcement and facing potential drug charges.

Making the THC threshold

So long as a consumer is older than the age of 18 and purchasing CBD products that have less than 0.3% THC content, CBD use is legal in the state of Florida. THC is a cannabinoid that causes a user to experience a high whereas CBD is a cannabinoid that does not create a high. Law enforcement offers often rely on a field test kit that may or may not distinguish between an individual using a THC product or a CBD oil.

Monitoring THC consumption

Even though a product contains a label declaring a product has less than .3% THC, the product itself could test as positive for THC. Products that look, smell and feel like a THC product could return a positive field drug test. This could lead to possible drug charges in spite of making a legal purchase for a legal product.

If you get caught with CBD products that test positive for THC, you need to contact an attorney. A lawyer can help you sort out the charges and address the court on your behalf.

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