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Putnam Sheriff Discouraging Employees From Using CBD Products

Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris wants employees to think twice before using CBD.

Farris said some of the products can show up on drug tests.

“CBD oil is certainly questionable at best when it comes to testing. In fact, not much of it or if any at all is regulated by the FDA,” Farris said. “There’s been several know cases where people tested positive for using what they believed was THC free CBD oil.”

Farris issued his warning as county commissioners discussed a drug-free workplace resolution during Monday night’s meeting.

County Commissioner Terry Randolph asked Farris if people can feel OK about using CBD if they happen to have an accident or random drug test. Farris responded by saying he’s telling his employees that they should not be using the product.

“Once again, it is not regulated by FDA, so there’s a lot of companies that have been known and found to periodically have THC in them. So yes, it could show up,” Farris said. “We suggest don’t use it, certainly because of the capacity that we’re in.”

CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from hemp and is often used for pain relief, anxiety, and sleep. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive.