Can Truck Drivers Use CBD Oil? Can They Lose Their CDL?
With the federal government legalizing hemp cultivation and the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) products across the US, the use of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid has become quite popular. People use it for a variety of therapeutic purposes at any time of the day they deem fit. But is ANY time of the day suitable for using CBD oil? What if you’re driving or working heavy machinery? What if you’re driving a heavy vehicle – like a truck? If you’re a truck driver or the owner of a fleet, you’ve reached the right page. Before we get started, make sure the carrier company you work for allows CBD use. Is CBD good for truck drivers? Across the nation, reports keep pouring in of carrier companies letting go of truck drivers, who failed their drug tests, even though they had used CBD products. Mind you, drug tests DO NOT look for CBD. The only cannabis-based substance they test for is THC, the psychedelic component that alters one’s judgment, especially if he’s a truck driver. CBD, the non-psychoactive chemical compound derived from cannabis plants, has gained much popularity among truck drivers, owing to its immense therapeutic value, including chronic pain and inflammation caused by sitting on his seat for hours at stretch, anxiety, and depression, caused by being on the road for days, nerve pain, alertness while driving, insomnia in old age due to staying awake most nights. Truckers also fall prey to substance abuse that CBD has been known to help with too.…
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