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Clearly, until there is a harmonization of Federal and State laws, this legal turmoil will continue to plague the marijuana industry.

At the State level, there is tremendous variation in the regulation of Cannabis and cannabinoids.

In States where all species of Cannabis have been legalized, a wide range of products is offered which contain 9-THC and/or CBD including recreational drug “candies” (e.g., gummy bears), food or beverage items and even some dietary supplements – all in direct violation of Federal law and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Commercial Usage of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

For example, some banks have adopted policies of not providing loans to industry members participating in activities beyond what Federal law currently allows, even if they are located within a state which has ‘legalized’ all Cannabis species; Some courts refuse to hear cases brought by industry members in attempts to recoup money owed them by vendors or client organizations since they are viewed as participating in “illegal” activities which violate Federal law.

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Prior to 2018, the US Department of Justice categorized all species of Cannabis and cannabinoids derived from them as Schedule I Controlled Substances, meaning they were categorized as being illegal substances having a high potential for abuse and no legitimate medical usage.

Although Cannabis contains many cannabinoids, terpene compounds and other naturally occurring components of biological interest, 9-THC and CBD have thus far received the most interest for commercial applications.

“I can’t even estimate how many people this is going to screw over,” said Mr. Conrad, who has worked on a handful of cases similar to Mr. Pennington’s. (He is not working with Mr. Pennington on the lawsuit against the lab.) In one case Mr. Conrad consulted on, a couple in Florida was charged with marijuana possession after a CBD-infused gummy bear tested positive for THC. Another client was arrested for violating his parole after testing positive for THC, when he claimed he had only used CBD.

Elizabeth has been in touch with Mr. Conrad, but he is not serving as a witness in her case.

The drug testing method in question involves a common chemical analysis device called a gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry, or GC-MS, machine. Most such devices require the drug testing lab to add a chemical to a sample in order to identify trace amounts of illicit compounds, in a process called derivatization. Labs can perform derivatization using a variety of chemical agents, but one of the most common is called trifluoroacetic anhydride, or TFAA.

Two chemists with Cascade Chemistry, a private chemical-research company in Eugene, Oregon, independently reviewed the study for The Times and confirmed the validity of the potential drug testing problem.

However, a woman who was fired from her job last year following a urine drug test from Quest Diagnostics has claimed that a CBD product caused her to test positive for THC. Because she is in ongoing legal proceedings with her former employer, she asked to be referred to only by her middle name, Elizabeth.