Is driving after consuming CBD forbidden?
To the question: "Can you drive after consuming CBD?" “
The answer is: YES if the CBD does not contain any trace of THC.
What the law says
The Court of Cassation decided last week in a judgment of June 21, 2023 ( Crim, June 21, 2023, n° 22-85530) that the simple detection of THC in a driver's system is sufficient to apply article L235- 1 of the Highway Code, which criminalizes driving after using narcotics. This is independent of the fact that the level of narcotics detected is below the minimum threshold set by the decree.
What to understand:
Cannabis is made up of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is a psychotropic substance, illegal in France with the exception of drugs included in the experimental medication program. CBD meanwhile has soothing properties and its sale is legal if it does not exceed a certain level of THC. (0.3%)
In the eyes of the law:
However, consumption of CBD containing a legal level of THC (less than 0.3% but still present) does not make it safe to drive. And, although CBD consumption is legal, it has not been legal before driving since last week.
It doesn't matter whether you've consumed CBD only or THC, the few traces of THC contained in some CBD extracts would be enough to put you in breach of the law if you got behind the wheel.
So consuming CBD is the same as consuming tiny doses of THC, and if you are tested for THC, you could end up with a positive result.
The solution :
Choose the right extract and a trusted brand.
At Sowé, we use a CBD extract that contains NO TRACE of THC.
There are 3 main types of CBD on the market:
- CBD isolate
- Full spectrum oil or Full spectrum
- Broad spectrum oil or Broad Spectrum
To ensure that our product contains NO trace of THC, we have opted for a cold extraction, called 'super-critical' . Not only does this technique ensure that the product is non-toxic, but in our case it completely eliminates the undesirable compounds, including THC.
In conclusion :
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