As CBD-infused products continue to rise in popularity, more consumers are asking questions about their effects. When it comes to full-spectrum CBD gummies and full-spectrum CBD chocolates, the most common question is, how long does the THC stay in the system?
Kefla Organics is a family-owned confectionery that produces a lineup of certified organic full-spectrum CBD-infused products in Louisville, Colorado, for shipping nationwide. Here, we explore this question and explain the differences between hemp, cannabis, and marijuana in terms of biology and legality.
Understanding Full-Spectrum CBD and THC
Did you know that not all CBD-infused products are the same? Full-spectrum CBD products contain a tiny amount (less than 0.3%) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Consuming even small quantities of naturally occurring THC via a hemp-based CBD product will leave traces of the compound in your system. CBD and THC can remain in your system for up to 3 to 4 weeks. However, because every consumer is different, experiences will vary.
Several factors affect the duration that CBD and THC linger in your system. These factors can include:
- Dosage: The amount of CBD and THC consumed will impact how long it remains in the system. The more you ingest, the more likely it will remain detectable in your system for longer periods.
- Metabolism: The rate of your metabolism plays a role in how long these compounds remain detectable in your system. Faster metabolisms generally process CBD and THC more efficiently.
- Body composition: A consumer’s body type can be significant when determining how long CBD and THC remain in their system. The more body fat, the longer CBD and THC can be stored.
Differences Between Hemp, Cannabis, and Marijuana
It can be very easy to confuse hemp, cannabis, and marijuana because they all belong to the same species. However, there are some key differences. One of the biggest distinguishing factors is the amount of THC present. Unlike cannabis, hemp contains very low levels of THC. That’s why when you ingest hemp-derived products, you don’t get the same effect or “high” traditionally associated with marijuana.
Hemp also has much higher concentrations of CBD (cannabidiol). It can be used to make a wide range of commercial items, including paper, clothing, biodegradable plastics, food, rope, animal feed, and much more.
Another major difference between hemp, cannabis, and marijuana is how they are seen in the eyes of the law. Recreational marijuana continues to remain illegal federally in the United States, although more states are opting to legalize it. However, traveling across state borders with marijuana is prohibited.
With the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp was made legal to grow and sell in the U.S. Hemp-derived CBD products occupy a gray area in the legal system. While many might assume because these products consist of THC levels that don’t surpass 0.3%, they must be legal, it’s important to remember that this is considered a state issue. Some states, such as Nebraska and Idaho, still essentially regulate CBD oil as a Schedule 1 substance akin to marijuana.
CBD Gummies and More at Kefla Organics
Kefla Organics is pleased to offer consumers certified organic, vegan-friendly, and full-spectrum CBD confections. Using only the highest quality and plant-based ingredients, the Kefla Organics team makes USDA-certified products at our confectionery in Louisville, Colorado.
We strive to continuously educate consumers about what’s in our products, enabling them to make more informed decisions. We also provide full lab results online for every batch, so consumers can see exactly how much THC their products contain. Contact us for more information about the THC levels of our products or for answers to other questions. You can also shop our CBD-infused products today.