CBP and CBD Products

For those of you that have asked if CBP allows agents to use CBD products:

A 2019 memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) describes how CBD labeling is unregulated and, regardless of what the label says, can contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana.

In a study cited by HHS, 58 of 84 CBD products tested (69 percent) were incorrectly labeled. The presence of THC, whether introduced through the use of marijuana or through an inaccurately labeled CBD product, can cause a positive drug test result.

Under CBP’s Drug-Free Workplace Plan, there is no legitimate medical explanation for a positive drug test result. A positive finding can result in disciplinary action, including removal from service.

Employees should refrain from ingesting or applying CBD products.