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Can Firefighters Take CBD Oil on the Job?

Here at Rescue 1 CBD, we’re in this to do our part in increasing the longevity of firefighters and first responders on the job and after retirement.

We always want to emphasize our purpose of improving our first responders’ sleep, physical, and mental health because we know full well how physically demanding it is to be in this field and what you go through in your day to day—from your first-ever call, all the way up to retirement. 

We have noticed that the issue of firefighters taking CBD oil on the job is a common FAQ of ours, so keep reading this blog as we touch on some things that should clear up any confusion. 


What We Know About CBD:

In one of the first educational pieces that we published, we talked about using CBD safely in the field. Thanks to forward-thinking legislators, technology, innovation, and the tremendous amount of invaluable research available, there are some things we can say with tried-and-true certainty. 

We know that CBD has no risk of addiction, has a very good safety profile with zero possibility of overdose, is perfectly legal, and you don’t have to worry about failing a drug test from using it. 

So, while so many of us use it at home after a long day, or to help us get better sleep, what about using CBD on the job?


Safe CBD Consumption Tips for Firefighters & First Responders

There are some guidelines you can follow to make sure you’re practicing safe CBD consumption. As always, we recommend starting with 1 dropper and increasing or decreasing as needed. 

We also recommend testing any CBD product off-duty first, that way in the rare chance of sleepiness being a possibility, you’ll be doing your due diligence. 

At our recommended doses, evidence has shown that it is safe to operate a vehicle (even taking up to 1500mg)

Of course, department guidelines may vary across the many departments throughout the United States. So with this in mind, you should always make sure you are not breaking any of your department’s rules when considering incorporating CBD into your routine. 

If you’re looking for help with your department’s CBD policy, contact us here.


CBD Microdosing as an Option

In addition to the above-mentioned tips for safe consumption regarding CBD on the job, there is another option that has been gaining popularity within the legal hemp sphere: microdosing. 

It is crucial to be aware of all of the latest terminology when it comes to the legal hemp/CBD sphere, and we are here to help. 

[See our article on the different language surrounding cannabis, marijuana, and hemp]

What is CBD microdosing?

‘Microdosing’ refers to the act of taking small doses of a CBD product throughout the day, rather than taking a larger dose intended to last for a sustained amount of time. 

These small amounts of CBD can help to keep a steady level of the therapeutic effects and potentially prevent undesirable side effects. 

Depending on the reason someone is taking CBD and their desired effects, this can be a more beneficial way to take CBD.

This is a great option for newcomers to the hemp plant to experience its impact for the first time, without virtually any concern as to any potential negative effects.


I hope you got something out of this article. If you did, please share it around the firehouse so we can spread the word about CBD that’s safe for the job.


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About Rescue 1 CBD

At Rescue 1 CBD, our mission is to challenge the status quo of health and safety in the US Fire Service, while also bringing to light the potential of the cannabidiol compound to be a game changer for wellness. 

We are also here to provide products and information to help first responders stay healthy well into retirement. Our content is aimed at leaving the Fire Service better than we found it by letting firefighters have a more common sense-based standard for physical and mental wellness.

Our enduring goals are: improving our first responders’ sleep and physical/mental health and helping them to cut back on the number of medications required to do what they do on a daily basis.



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