Let’s face it. There are probably tons of questions someone’s thinking about who must have an Ignition Interlock in their vehicle. It’s a new process, and you want to know what to do to make your time with the device as seamless as possible. One question could be about which kinds of products you use every day that could “set off” an Ignition Interlock, such as CBD oil. Do the properties in CBD oil affect the Ignition Interlock in any way?
About CBD Oil and Ignition Interlocks
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound that is in the cannabis plant. Some may associate CBD oil with marijuana or pot because it comes from the same plant, but many CBD oil products carry less than .3 percent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or no THC at all. CBD comes in many forms, but when you have the oil and you are using it orally, it’s valid to wonder if your Ignition Interlock will be affected since the device measures your breath test samples. With that said, let’s go over what makes up an Ignition Interlock.
In general, all state-approved Ignition Interlocks are manufactured with fuel cell technology, which is alcohol-specific and measures your breath alcohol concentration or BrAC. So when you are using your CBD oil, the Ignition Interlock will not be affected because there is no alcohol in CBD oil. However, if your CBD oil has properties like menthol or ethanol because of its flavor, make sure to swish your mouth with water before taking a breath test. Flavored CBD oil like peppermint may have these properties that your device will detect. Regardless, we always recommend you swish your mouth with water before any breath test.
If there are other products you use with alcohol in them like mouthwash, be sure to swish your mouth with water before your Ignition Interlock test.
The Reliability of Ignition Interlock Technology
When you must use an Ignition Interlock, know that you are in good hands. State-approved providers like Smart Start follow federal Ignition Interlock guidelines, providing clients devices that are robust and reliable.
Do you have any other questions about your Ignition Interlock program? Smart Start is happy to help you with our knowledgeable Customer Care Center at (800) 831-3299.
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