Can Cannabis Topicals Get You High?
Kathy P. From Yarmouth, MA asks; Can you get high or fail a drug screening from a topical?
This is one of the biggest questions I get asked and for good reason. Many people are drug tested for their jobs and some just don't do well being high regardless of the strain.
Now when specifically speaking about my product the short answer is no. The plants I use are already low in THC just like hemp. In the process of heating and cooling with very specific temperatures, I'm able to evaporate the remaining THC while preserving the other Cannabinoids.
Now let's say you purchased or you're interested in purchasing a THC infused topical, could that get you high or make you fail a drug test? If used properly, no. Let me explain a little more.
The most common cannabinoid infused in topicals is CBD, which does not contain any of the psychoactive properties like THC. However, some topicals do contain other cannabinoids like THC. Understandably people are concerned when using THC infused topicals for the reason of being high or failing a drug test.
The good news is, our skin acts as a protective barrier and it can't be absorb through For example, if you pour vodka or a beer on your arm, you wouldn't get drunk or fail a field sobriety test. Cannabis topicals work on the same principle. The cannabinoids collect in our fat cells but get absorbed before they could permeate through our skin into the bloodstream. THC only gets users high when it reaches our brains by smoking, eating and in less common ways like through your nasal passages or eyes.