In recent years, Cannabidiol (CBD) oil treatment has expanded in Brazil. In 2021 alone, there were over 40,000 requests to import items for over forty distinct forms of therapy.
As it is derived from cannabis, however, it is nevertheless subject to a variety of taboos and uncertainties. Due to the oil, a college student failed the third step of the health inspection at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in July of last year.
The student’s displeasure was prompted by the discovery of CBD in his system, which he had been using to alleviate sleeplessness.
Cannabidiol has distinguished itself as a more natural treatment with fewer adverse effects than other drugs. In certain circumstances, patients abandon their prescribed medications in favour of cannabis.
Nonetheless, insecurity is immense.
According to surgeon-physician Rafael Pessoa, the duration of cannabis in the body might vary depending on the cannabinoids present.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the component of cannabis responsible for its hallucinogenic effects, has a different duration than CBD.
The doctor further emphasises that just though cannabis may be identified in the body does not mean that it is still effective.
After affecting the Endocannabinoid System, plant chemicals may linger throughout the body for hours or even days.
Depending on the mode of administration, the so-called half-life of cannabidiol, or the duration during which it may be effective, is up to five days. Nevertheless, it may still be recognised beyond this interval.
Cannabidiol may be detected in the urine up to 24 hours after ingestion, and in the blood up to seven days later, based on the existing research.
Tetrahydrocannabinol can be detectable in the blood and urine up to 25 and 30 days following consumption, respectively.
Some studies have also shown that THC may be detected in the saliva 30 days later and in the hair for up to 90 days.
But it depends…
However, this period may vary depending on a variety of circumstances, such as the metabolic profile of each patient, whether the drug is used consistently or seldom, and even if the individual is taking very high dosages.