There has been a lot of interest recently in marijuana oils and products containing Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a different chemical compound than tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. You may have read about such products or seen them in the news.
It is important to know that CBD oils and other products containing CBD are considered to be Schedule I controlled substances and are therefore illegal under federal law. Under federal guidelines, these substances do not have an acceptable medical application. Regardless of labeling, products containing CBD, may contain traces of THC that would trigger a positive drug test and place your employment at risk.
You can read more about use of CBD oils and the federal government position on their use in a memorandum from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that you can access by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please contact the AFA Alaska EAP Committee. You can find contact information on the EAP Committee pageof the AFA Alaska website. Any contact made to AFA EAP is completely confidential.
You may also contact the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Hotline at (855) 333-2327 or visit http://www.fadap.org.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green, Brice McGee and MEC EAP Committee Co-Chairpersons Elizabeth Dillon and Jeanne McCleave