When you think about driving after taking CBD oil, you might be confused about whether it's legal or not. This is because there is a lot of mixed messaging around CBD oil in Ireland. However, we are here to tell you that if you buy a reputable CBD oil where you can be assured of the levels of THC in the bottle, you can drive on cbd oil and it won’t impair your ability to drive.
Is it legal to drive after taking cbd oil?
CBD is a non-intoxicating substance and won't impair your ability to drive or make you feel high.
Many people get confused with THC which is intoxicating and will impair your ability to drive.
Some of the confusion around driving on cbd oil arises from cbd oils containing trace amounts of THC. Legally, THC must contain less than 0.3%. This is a tiny amount which is not detectable by drug tests and won’t impair your ability to drive in Ireland.
However you need to be really careful of buying a CBD oil which is reputable and contains the exact amount of THC which is allowed. Any good quality CBD oil should come with a certificate of analysis to verify its authenticity.
How to choose a CBD oil which is safe to drive after?
If you are looking for a quality CBD oil, you will read that full-spectrum CBD oils are best because of the “entourage effect”, CBD works better when combined with all plant compounds.
A full spectrum CBD oil will have trace amounts of THC so it’s extra important to choose a CBD company that is reliable and trustworthy.
So can you drive after taking CBD oil in Ireland?
Yes you can, but make sure you follow these steps when purchasing your CBD:
Always look for lab certificates with your CBD bottle and make sure the lab results are for the latest batch
Check THC levels in the lab certificate to see how much THC was detected as is within legal limits
THC will build up in your body so if you are consuming huge quantities of CBD, be wary that you might want to reduce the amount if you are concerned about driving or having to do a drug test.
As a final note, we would like to say, driving is safe to do after taking CBD oil. However, it always comes down to the individual - if you don’t feel 100% after taking CBD oil, or having a coffee or taking some prescription medication, then you shouldn’t drive. At the end of the day, this will be down to the individual person to take responsibility on the road.