These are actually NOT the questions I get asked most frequently, but I think they are on people's minds:
1. Is this product legal in my state?
2. Will using this product make me pop a drug test?
The answers are YES it's legal and NO it won't pop a drug test. If you want to learn more please read on!
Let's start with the question on legalities.
Nurse Mary J is made of industrial hemp, NOT marijuana. Let me define those terms because understanding the distinction between hemp and marijuana will totally clarify the question of legality.
You know how your pet kitten and a tiger both belong to the cat family, but aren't the same sort of beast? That's what's happening here, Hemp and Marijuana both belong to the Cannabis family, but aren't the same plant.
Cannabis: a genus of flowering plant with three subspecies; sativa, indica and ruderalis and many varieties of each- some varieties have psychoactive effects, others do not.
THC: compound (cannabinoid) found in cannabis that causes psycho-activity. THC is the cannabinoid that drug tests are testing for. Primarily found in Marijuana plants, plants intended for consumption.
CBD: compound (cannabinoid) found in larger quantities in hemp, is considered to have a wide variety of medical uses. Hemp derivations of CBD are legal nationwide.
Hemp: a non-psychoactive variety of Cannabis Sativa that is cultivated for industrial uses such as fiber and oil. To be certified "Hemp" the plant must have THC levels at or below 0.3%
Marijuana: a broad term for Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica strains grown for their THC content and intended for use as a medicine or as a psychoactive drug. The term "Marijuana" was introduced with the intention of demonizing the pshycho-activity of THC laden plants and to confuse the populous about the difference between the plants and the value of hemp as an industrial crop.
Cannabis is such an amazingly incredible plant, it even has separated itself into medical and industrial types!
Industrial hemp is a legal material in the United States, and it's used in many products found everyday in clothing stores, hardware stores and beauty shops. It's also legal for use as a food supplement, so you can find all kinds of hemp preparations at the grocery store. Hemp seeds, hemp clothing, hemp soaps and lotions and even building materials made of hemp are all legal. This is the category Nurse Mary J falls under. So yes, no matter where you live in the United States, our product is legal.
An interesting note to add- The paper, oil and pharmaceutical industries were the ones who perpetrated lies intended to demonize hemp- they didn't want the competition! They did such a good job that even today, with few exceptions, it is illegal to grow industrial hemp in the US. So we can buy it, sell it, and use it... but we can't grow it. A few government supported gowing/testing programs exist in flagship states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Illinois, but without that gov't approval, it's a no-go. (This is why we must source our hemp from Europe in order to remain on the right side of the law). --- This is very sad, and is something we need to change. I would LOVE to source all of my product's hemp from the United States.
Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty about the drug test question.
Nurse Mary J is made of Hemp and Hemp CBD. Because Hemp is prized for it's industrial uses, the cannabinoid that causes psycho-activity, THC, is barely present at all- it's just not needed. Even if you were to consume acres of hemp, there isn't enough THC to get you high. Using hemp products topically cannot pop a drug test.