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Cannabis and CBD oil tinctures are some of the most popular ways to enjoy the potential health benefits associated with CBD. Most brands, including Premium Jane, offer customers a range of tincture options in a variety of flavors and concentrations.

The legality surrounding CBD products is far from straightforward, with every country and US state having slightly different regulations. In the USA, CBD isolate products are available to purchase and use in most regions.

Full-spectrum CBD products, on the other hand, can cause a great deal of confusion. Most CBD brands opt to use full-spectrum CBD in their tinctures, as it is thought to have a wider array of health benefits.

With much confusion surrounding cannabis tinctures, you might be wondering whether it is possible for drug dogs to detect your cannabis tinctures and whether it is safe to carry them around with you.

Let’s take a look at the different regulations and what drug dogs can detect.

What Are Cannabis Tinctures?

Cannabis tinctures are small bottles of oil that contain some form of CBD extract. Some brands opt to use CBD isolate, resulting in a tincture that only contains CBD with all other cannabinoids, including THC, removed.

Full-spectrum tinctures are, however, much more common and contain a wide array of different cannabinoids, including a small percentage of THC. The level of THC found within most CBD tinctures is so small that it goes completely unnoticed and falls within the legal THC limit of 0.2% set by most states.

Full spectrum CBD oil for sale at Premium Jane, for example, are available in a range of different flavors and concentrations, all of which are made using a formula containing just 0.2% THC. Some states have a slightly higher THC limit of 0.3%, but even this is such a small amount that it cannot cause any intoxicating effects.

It is possible to purchase cannabis tinctures that contain a much higher percentage of THC, but these cannot be sold as CBD products. Tinctures containing more than 0.3% THC are recreational products called cannabis oil, and are only permitted states where cannabis can be used for recreational purposes.

Can Drug Dogs Detect Cannabis Tinctures?

Drug dogs are one of the main ways that police and other regulatory bodies can tell when a person is carrying drugs. It is common to see drug dogs when traveling through airports, train stations, and at large public gatherings.

Police dogs trained to detect drugs on a person do so through their sense of smell, having been trained to react to certain aromas. The average drug dog can detect marijuana seeds from up to 15 feet away, as well as residue on clothing and other items.

Cannabis tinctures do not have such an obvious scent to them, often being flavored with additional scents and flavorings. They are thus less noticeable than seeds and plant particulates. The lack of obvious smell on a tincture often leads people to believe that they are immune to drug dogs, but this is unfortunately not the case.

A dog can detect anything when given the proper training. Most dogs are trained to detect harder drugs. However, there are still many police dogs that have received specialist training so that they can pick up on even small traces of cannabis and CBD.

Final Thoughts on Cannabis Tinctures and Drug Dogs

Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, states can now set their own legal limits on CBD and cannabis products. Most states now allow the use of not just CBD isolate products, but also full-spectrum CBD products that contain less than the maximum percentage of THC.

In practical terms, the 2018 Farm Bill means that if you are carrying CBD isolate tinctures, you don’t have to worry about drug dogs as your tinctures are allowed. Dogs are unlikely to be trained to detect CBD isolates. Even if a police dog does pick up on the fact that you have a CBD isolate tincture, you are not acting outside of the law.

In the case of full-spectrum CBD products, the exact legality of your chosen tinctures will depend on the legal limits within your state. Drug dogs may be trained to detect cannabis tinctures; however, just like CBD isolate products, as long as your tinctures conform to the legal THC limit, you should be okay.

It is always a good idea to double-check state laws, especially when traveling, in order to ensure that you are not accidentally carrying illegal cannabis tinctures around with you.