CBD Oil Warning
March 25, 2022
On March 18, 2022, Flight Attendants received an email from United Daily, promoting CBD products through the ‘Today’s perk alert’ section. As Safety professionals in the transportation industry, we must comply with the Department of Transportation for federally mandated and regulated drug testing. It should be clear. Simply because there is an Employee Discount with a particular vendor on the sale of CBD products, it should be clear that its use is not sanctioned and can put you at greater risk of ending up with a positive test result.
EAP Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) have previously noted CBD oil hazards and we remind you that the production of CBD oil is unregulated. Be aware, any claims that you will not test positive may be unfounded.
Understand that any Flight Attendant who tests positive for marijuana (THC) is deemed by the company to be a test violator. There are no allowances for medicinal usage, claims of accidental ingestion via second-hand smoke, or for unknowingly eating something that had marijuana as an ingredient.
The same holds true for Flight Attendants who claim that they tested positive because of the use of CBD. The company is unwavering in its drug policy. Therefore, we caution all Flight Attendants to take the necessary precautions to never find themselves on the wrong side of an unwelcome test result.
Please review the DOT Notice on CBD and, for additional information, contact your Local EAP/FADAP representatives at afacwa.org or call 800-424-2406.