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A positive cannabinoids workplace drug test following the ingestion of commercially available hemp seed oil

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  • 1 ARUP Laboratories, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA.
  • PMID: 9248945
  • DOI: 10.1093/jat/21.4.283

A positive cannabinoids workplace drug test following the ingestion of commercially available hemp seed oil

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Affiliation

  • 1 ARUP Laboratories, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA.
  • PMID: 9248945
  • DOI: 10.1093/jat/21.4.283

Abstract

A commercially available health food product of cold-pressed hemp seed oil ingested by one volunteer twice a day for 4 1/2 days (135 mL total). Urine specimens collected from the volunteer were subjected to standard workplace urine drug testing procedures, and the following concentrations of 11-nor-delta9- tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (9-THCA) were detected: 41 ng/mL 9-THCA at 45 h, 49 ng/mL at 69 h, and 55 ng/mL at 93 h. Ingestion was discontinued after 93 h, and the following concentrations were detected: 68 ng/mL at 108 h, 57 ng/mL at 117 h, 31 ng/mL at 126 h, and 20 ng/mL at 142 h. The first specimen that tested negative (50 ng/mL initial immunoassay test, 15 ng/mL confirmatory gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric test) was at 146 h, which was 53 h after the last hemp seed oil ingestion. Four subsequent specimens taken to 177 h were also negative. This study indicates that a workplace urine drug test positive for cannabinoids may arise from the consumption of commercially available cold-pressed hemp seed oil.

A commercially available health food product of cold-pressed hemp seed oil ingested by one volunteer twice a day for 4 1/2 days (135 mL total). Urine specimens collected from the volunteer were subjected to standard workplace urine drug testing procedures, and the following concentrations of 11-nor- …