Hemp seeds, similar to those used in food, have been tested with GC-MS and have not been found to contain marijuana. Ingesting hemp seeds is unlikely to give a false positive drug test, as studies have shown that it would take very large doses of hemp seed products to get a positive result. Hemp seeds are highly nutritious, containing essential fatty acids and being a complete source of protein. The THC levels in hemp are quite low, especially in strains of the industrial hemp plant used as a food source in the United States, which contains less than 0.3% THC.
The presence of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in hemp-based foods has raised concerns about its impact on drug test results for marijuana in the workplace. However, it would take a lot of hemp seeds to test positive for THC. Companies that produce hemp seed products commit to testing all their products to ensure they have undetectable levels of THC. Hemp oil and CBD oil are made with cannabis, so does hemp oil appear in a drug test? Previous studies have shown that eating hemp foods can cause confirmed positive screenings and results in urine samples.
However, the hemp plant contains low levels of the psychoactive cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and higher levels of the sedative cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains little or no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and does not contain active CBD. Forty percent of Americans buy organic food, and one of the most popular products is hemp seeds. Therefore, it is unlikely that consuming hemp seeds will cause a false positive on a drug test.