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Cannabis Energy Drink is currently available in the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Bulgaria. Cannabis Energy Drink will soon also be available in Mexico, Canada, some African countries and some Asian countries.

Where is Cannabis Energy Drink produced?

In Austria. There are three locations in the world where premium quality energy drinks are produced and Austria is one of them. Incidentally, the ingredients of the various premium quality energy drinks or power drinks barely differ.

Does Cannabis Energy Drink give you a boost?

Absolutely. It is an energy drink that apart from caffeine, taurine and sugars contains a Hemp Seed Extract to give you just that little extra. Besides. It tastes good!

Are there any chemicals added to Cannabis Energy Drink?

No. Cannabis Energy Drink contains ingredients such as Hemp Seed Extract. It does contain ingredients that are synthetically produced but they are like their natural counterparts.

Is the Hemp Seed Extract good for you and how much is it?

The Cannabis Sativa plant grows without the need of it being treated with pesticides. The part of the plant that does not contain the element THC is the part from which the Hemp Seed Extract is being harvested. It contains important vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy life. Hemp oil contains 57% linoleic acid (LA) and 19% linoleic acid (LNA). That is exactly the ratio that doctors advice for a healthy diet. It helps the body fight problems such as obesities, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Linoleic acid (LA) and linoleic acid (LNA) are substances he body doesn’t produce, but have to be obtained through food or drinks. One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains 50mg of Hemp Seed Extract. Cannabis Energy Drink does not contain any THC or other psychoactive substances.

Does Cannabis Energy Drink contain any illegal substances?

Absolutely not. If you were to translate ‘Cannabis Sativa’ from Latin you would learn that it loosely translates in something like “useful hemp.” The confusion (and concern) can be attributed to the fact that hemp seeds / oil is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is linked to marihuana. Marihuana contains large amounts of THC. The amounts of THC in hemp seeds and oil are so small that they can be considered non- measurable.

Is Cannabis Energy Drink legal?

Absolutely! Although in 2001 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a worldwide embargo on selling all foodstuffs based on hemp and oils, this decision was reversed in 2004 after a successful appeal to the ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco , CA. A product that contains a hemp seed extract must have a THC count of 10ppb (parts per billion) or less. This is such a small amount that it is considered non -measurable.

What effects does drinking Cannabis Energy Drink have?

Cannabis Energy Drink was developed for those who want to have a clear and focused mind and live an active and fun lifestyle. It can be consumed whenever you are in need of energy whilst working, driving or during sportive and leisure activities. The functional benefits per can:

  • It helps improve CONCENTRATION
  • It helps increase ALERTNESS
  • Contributes to normal MENTAL PERFORMANCE
  • Contributes to the REDUCTION OF FATIGUE

Are there studies on the actual benefits of Cannabis Energy Drink?

The European Food Safety Authority confirmed the positive health effects related to the ingredients of Cannabis Energy Drink (the Hemp Seed Extract, caffeine and B- complex vitamins). Cannabis Energy Drink provides various benefits especially in times of increased performance.

When should Cannabis Energy Drink be consumed?

Anytime you need to perform either physically or mentally Cannabis Energy Drink can be consumed. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Energy Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy lifestyle.

When should Cannabis Energy Drink be consumed during sports?

Cannabis Energy Drink is not a thirst quencher. When consuming Cannabis Energy Drink during sporting activities varies depending on the athlete and the sport. It can be consumed before, during or after activities in combination with water since Cannabis Energy Drink has not been formulated to deliver re-hydration.

Is Cannabis Energy Drink safe?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). With regards to the other key ingredients the European Food Safety Authority concluded in 2009 that these are of no health concerns.

Is it safe to drink Cannabis Energy Drink with alcohol ?

The UK Committee on Toxicity (COT) statement from December 2012 conclude that “the current balance of evidence does not support a harmful toxicological or behavioral interaction between caffeine and alcohol”. There is no indication that Cannabis Energy Drink has any specific effect related to alcohol consumption.

Can you drink too much of Cannabis Energy Drink?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). Many authorities around the world have looked at the effects of caffeine. Health Canada scientists conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on caffeine. Based on this review, they concluded that the general population of healthy adults is not at risk for potential adverse effects from caffeine if they limit their consumption to 400 mg per day. However, Health Canada recommends for pregnant women to limit their daily intake of caffeine to 300 mg. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Energy Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy.

Who should limit their consumption or abstain from drinking Cannabis Energy Drink?

All people are different therefore the daily consumption of Cannabis Energy Drink should depend on a person’s acceptance level of caffeine. We do not recommend Cannabis Energy Drink to children and caffeine-sensitive individuals. One 250 ml can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, which is 80 mg. Medical doctors generally advise women to reduce their caffeine consumption during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, we advise pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to limit their intake of caffeine and therefore limit their consumption of Cannabis Energy Drink. Some people are sensitive to caffeine. Due to the caffeine content of Cannabis Energy Drink, caffeine-sensitive people should abstain from drinking Cannabis Energy Drink.

Due to its caffeine content – can Cannabis Energy Drink cause Dehydration?

No. Cannabis Energy Drink cannot lead to dehydration. It contains the same amount of caffeine as one normal cup of coffee (80mg); no other Cannabis Energy Drink Ingredient has a dehydrating effect. Cannabis Energy Drink however has not been designed to have a re-hydrating effect. Therefore, enough water should be consumed during intense exercise.

Is caffeine and therefore Cannabis Energy Drink a banned substance for professional sports people?

Cannabis Energy Drink does not contain any drugs or doping substances and it is therefore not banned for consumption by professional sports people. In January 2004, the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed caffeine from the list of doping substances. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) agreed to this decision.

Does caffeine have any undesired effects on the human body?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). Many authorities around the world have looked at the effects of caffeine. Health Canada scientists conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on caffeine. Based on this review, they concluded that the general population of healthy adults is not at risk for potential adverse effects from caffeine if they limit their consumption to 400 mg per day. However, Health Canada recommends for pregnant women to limit their daily intake of caffeine to 300 mg. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Energy Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy.

How are the ingredients of Cannabis Energy Drink produced?

All ingredients comply with food regulatory requirements or even pharmaceutical standards. The sugar is produced from sugar beet. Key ingredients such as taurine, caffeine and vitamins are synthetically produced which guarantees high and constant quality and are as functional as their natural counterparts.

Where does the water in Cannabis Energy Drink come from?

To ensure the same premium quality around the world, Cannabis Energy Drink’s production sites are located in the Austrian Alps. The water comes from the nearby springs, which deliver fresh Alpine water of the best quality. The Alps are one of the world’s biggest water reservoirs, which are constantly replenished.

Does Cannabis Energy Drink contain any preservatives?

No, Cannabis Energy Drink does not contain any preservatives. To ensure premium, long lasting quality, Cannabis Energy Drink is pasteurized.

Is Cannabis Energy Drink suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, Cannabis Energy Drink is suitable for vegetarians. It does not contain any animal products or substances derived from animals.

Is Cannabis Energy Drink gluten free, vegan, wheat free, lactose free, dairy free?

Yes, Cannabis Energy Drink is gluten free, vegan, wheat free, lactose free and dairy free!

Doesn’t Cannabis Energy Drink contribute to the obesity issue?

Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Energy Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy lifestyle. Cannabis Energy Drink was developed for those who want to have a clear and focused mind and live an active and fun lifestyle. It can be consumed whenever you are in need of energy whilst working, driving or during sportive and leisure activities. For those who wish to have these benefits without sugar, there is Cannabis Light Drink.

What are the nutrition facts of Cannabis Energy Drink?

Nutrition information per 100 ml

  • Energy 192 kJ (45 kcal)
  • Protein 0 g
  • Carbohydrates 11 g of which Sugars 11 g
  • Fat 0 g of which Saturates 0 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Sodium 0.04 g

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Where can one buy Cannabis Light Drink?

Cannabis Light Drink is currently available in the USA, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Bulgaria. Cannabis Light Drink will soon also be available in Mexico, Canada, some African countries and some Asian countries.

Where is Cannabis Light Drink produced?

In Austria. There are three locations in the world where premium quality energy drinks are produced and Austria is one of them. Incidentally, the ingredients of the various premium quality energy drinks or power drinks barely differ.

Does Cannabis Light Drink give you a boost?

Absolutely. It is an energy drink that apart from caffeine, taurine and sugars contains a Hemp Seed Extract to give you just that little extra. Besides. It tastes good!

Are there any chemicals added to Cannabis Light Drink?

No. Cannabis Light Drink contains ingredients such as Hemp Seed Extract. It does contain ingredients that are synthetically produced but they are like their natural counterparts.

Is the Hemp Seed Extract good for you and how much is it?

The Cannabis Sativa plant grows without the need of it being treated with pesticides. The part of the plant that does not contain the element THC is the part from which the Hemp Seed Extract is being harvested. It contains important vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy life. Hemp oil contains 57% linoleic acid (LA) and 19% linoleic acid (LNA). That is exactly the ratio that doctors advice for a healthy diet. It helps the body fight problems such as obesities, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Linoleic acid (LA) and linoleic acid (LNA) are substances he body doesn’t produce, but have to be obtained through food or drinks. One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Energy Drink contains 50mg of Hemp Seed Extract. Cannabis Light Drink does not contain any THC or other psychoactive substances.

Does Cannabis Light Drink contain any illegal substances?

Absolutely not. If you were to translate ‘Cannabis Sativa’ from Latin you would learn that it loosely translates in something like “useful hemp.” The confusion (and concern) can be attributed to the fact that hemp seeds / oil is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, which is linked to marihuana. Marihuana contains large amounts of THC. The amounts of THC in hemp seeds and oil are so small that they can be considered non- measurable.

Is Cannabis Light Drink legal?

Absolutely! Although in 2001 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced a worldwide embargo on selling all foodstuffs based on hemp and oils, this decision was reversed in 2004 after a successful appeal to the ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco , CA. A product that contains a hemp seed extract must have a THC count of 10ppb (parts per billion) or less. This is such a small amount that it is considered non -measurable.

What effects does drinking Cannabis Light Drink have?

Cannabis Light Drink was developed for those who want to have a clear and focused mind and live an active and fun lifestyle. It can be consumed whenever you are in need of energy whilst working, driving or during sportive and leisure activities. The functional benefits per can:

  • It helps improve CONCENTRATION
  • It helps increase ALERTNESS
  • Contributes to normal MENTAL PERFORMANCE
  • Contributes to the REDUCTION OF FA TIGUE

Are there studies on the actual benefits of Cannabis Light Drink?

The European Food Safety Authority confirmed the positive health effects related to the ingredients of Cannabis Light Drink (the Hemp Seed Extract, caffeine and B- complex vitamins). Cannabis Light Drink provides various benefits especially in times of increased performance.

When should Cannabis Light Drink be consumed?

Anytime you need to perform either physically or mentally Cannabis Light Drink can be consumed. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Light Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy lifestyle.

When should Cannabis Light Drink be consumed during sports?

Cannabis Light Drink is not a thirst quencher. When consuming Cannabis Light Drink during sporting activities varies depending on the athlete and the sport. It can be consumed before, during or after activities in combination with water since Cannabis Energy Drink has not been formulated to deliver re-hydration.

Is Cannabis Light Drink safe?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Light Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). With regards to the other key ingredients the European Food Safety Authority concluded in 2009 that these are of no health concerns.

Is it safe to drink Cannabis Light Drink with alcohol ?

The UK Committee on Toxicity (COT) statement from December 2012 conclude that “the current balance of evidence does not support a harmful toxicological or behavioral interaction between caffeine and alcohol”. There is no indication that Cannabis Light Drink has any specific effect related to alcohol consumption.

Can you drink too much of Cannabis Light Drink?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Light Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). Many authorities around the world have looked at the effects of caffeine. Health Canada scientists conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on caffeine. Based on this review, they concluded that the general population of healthy adults is not at risk for potential adverse effects from caffeine if they limit their consumption to 400 mg per day. However, Health Canada recommends for pregnant women to limit their daily intake of caffeine to 300 mg. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Light Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy.

Who should limit their consumption or abstain from drinking Cannabis Light Drink?

All people are different therefore the daily consumption of Cannabis Light Drink should depend on a person’s acceptance level of caffeine. We do not recommend Cannabis Light Drink to children and caffeine-sensitive individuals. One 250 ml can of Cannabis Light Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, which is 80 mg. Medical doctors generally advise women to reduce their caffeine consumption during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, we advise pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to limit their intake of caffeine and therefore limit their consumption of Cannabis Light Drink. Some people are sensitive to caffeine. Due to the caffeine content of Cannabis Light Drink, caffeine-sensitive people should abstain from drinking Cannabis Light Drink.

Due to its caffeine content – can Cannabis Light Drink cause Dehydration?

No. Cannabis Light Drink cannot lead to dehydration. It contains the same amount of caffeine as one normal cup of coffee (80mg); no other Cannabis Light Drink Ingredient has a dehydrating effect. Cannabis Light Drink however has not been designed to have a re-hydrating effect. Therefore, enough water should be consumed during intense exercise.

Is caffeine and therefore Cannabis Light Drink a banned substance for professional sports people?

Cannabis Light Drink does not contain any drugs or doping substances and it is therefore not banned for consumption by professional sports people. In January 2004, the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed caffeine from the list of doping substances. The International Olympics Committee (IOC) agreed to this decision.

Does caffeine have any undesired effects on the human body?

One 250 ml (8.4 fl. Oz.) can of Cannabis Light Drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee (80 mg). Many authorities around the world have looked at the effects of caffeine. Health Canada scientists conducted an extensive review of the scientific literature on caffeine. Based on this review, they concluded that the general population of healthy adults is not at risk for potential adverse effects from caffeine if they limit their consumption to 400 mg per day. However, Health Canada recommends for pregnant women to limit their daily intake of caffeine to 300 mg. Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Energy Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy.

How are the ingredients of Cannabis Light Drink produced?

All ingredients comply with food regulatory requirements or even pharmaceutical standards.

Key ingredients such as taurine, caffeine and vitamins are synthetically produced which guarantees high and constant quality and are as functional as their natural counterparts.

Where does the water in Cannabis Light Drink come from?

To ensure the same premium quality around the world, Cannabis Light Drink’s production sites are located in the Austrian Alps. The water comes from the nearby springs, which deliver fresh Alpine water of the best quality. The Alps are one of the world’s biggest water reservoirs, which are constantly replenished.

Does Cannabis Light Drink contain any preservatives?

No, Cannabis Light Drink does not contain any preservatives. To ensure premium, long lasting quality, Cannabis Light Drink is pasteurized.

Is Cannabis Light Drink suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, Cannabis Light Drink is suitable for vegetarians. It does not contain any animal products or substances derived from animals.

Is Cannabis Light Drink gluten free, vegan, wheat free, lactose free, dairy free?

Yes, Cannabis Light Drink is gluten free, vegan, wheat free, lactose free and dairy free!

Doesn’t Cannabis Light Drink contribute to the obesity issue?

Nutrition experts agree that it is important to consume foods and beverages from many different sources and always in moderation. It almost goes without say that this is also true for Cannabis Light Drink. It should be part of a balanced, varied diet combined with a healthy lifestyle. Cannabis Light Drink was developed for those who want to have a clear and focused mind and live an active and fun lifestyle. It can be consumed whenever you are in need of energy whilst working, driving or during sportive and leisure activities. For those who wish to have these benefits without sugar, there is Cannabis Light Drink.

What is Cannabis Light Drink?

Cannabis Light Drink is like the Cannabis Energy Drink but without sugar. Aspartame and Acesulfame K. are the sweeteners that have replace the sugars sucrose and glucose. Cannabis Light Drink contains key ingredients (caffeine and B-group vitamins) that help improve concentration and contribute to the reduction of fatigue. Over 30% of all soft-drink products consumed in the world today are of the sugar-free/diet variety.

Why were the sweeteners, Aspartame and Acesulfame K, chosen to replace the sugars in Cannabis Light Drink?

Aspartame and Acesulfame K are among the most-tested and most-used sugar substitutes in the world with an excellent safety profile. Scientific studies demonstrate that these substances are safe for use as sweetening ingredients. The safety of these sweeteners has been evaluated by regulatory bodies all over the world (of which one is the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA and another is the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA).

Can you elaborate on these sweeteners?

Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener. It is produced synthetically and is used worldwide in thousands of different products (soft drinks, yoghurts, candy, chewing gum, etc.) and has been for many years. Acesulfame K is a non-caloric sweetener. It is used worldwide in more than a thousand different products (chewing gum, dairy products, baked goods, etc.).

What are the nutrition facts of Cannabis Light Drink?

Nutrition information per 100ml

  • Energy 14 kJ (3 kcal)
  • Protein

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Do Energy Drinks Show Up as Various Illicit Substances in Drug Tests?

A viral Facebook post proved misleading and confusing rather than informative.

  • Published 9 September 2019

Claim

Red Bull and Bang energy drinks test positive for various illicit or prescription drugs in substance or urine tests

Rating

Mostly False

What’s True

The meme may have alluded (knowingly or unknowingly) to the theoretical possibility that the energy drinks in question could, like other innocuous substances, produce false positives for the drugs listed in the meme.

What’s False

We found no evidence of a pattern of Red Bull, Bang, or other energy drinks producing false positives for methamphetamine, ecstasy, or the other drugs listed in the meme. The photograph included in the meme did not constitute evidence that supported its claims, which were expressed in misleading and confusing terms.

Origin

In late summer 2019, we received multiple inquiries from readers about the accuracy of a viral Facebook post that claimed the popular energy drinks Red Bull and Bang test positive for various illicit substances, including methamphetamines, ecstasy, and the prescription opioids OxyContin and Suboxone.

The claims were posted in July by user Angie Rider Freese, who included photographs of what appeared to be a urine screen-test cup, with “Red Bull” written on the lid. We have edited her post for clarity:

“Today at work a patient had a Red Bull. [I] told him they [test positive] on drug screens. He didn’t believe me. So I had him pour some in a new cup, and it [tested positive] for [methamphetamine] and [oxycodone] and [buprenorphine]. Also Bang will [test positive] for [ecstasy/MDMA].”

Rider Freese subsequently deleted the post in question, but she later confirmed its authenticity with a second post in which she explained that she had taken it down because its viral spread had caused her to be inundated with friend requests and messages. Although the original post was deleted, social media users have continued to share a screenshot of it, meaning its claims continued to be promulgated.

The claims were inaccurate and misleading in several ways, but they did allude (whether knowingly or not) to a flaw in some substance-testing field kits that have caused innocuous substances to incorrectly test positive for drugs such as methamphetamines.

Experts told us that a false positive of this kind could, in principle, be produced in certain tests of a sample of Red Bull or other energy drinks, or a urine sample taken from a person who had consumed the beverages. However, we found no evidence of an actual pattern of such false positive test results.

Analysis

The first point to clarify is that neither Red Bull nor Bang nor any other energy drink contains methamphetamine, buprenorphine (often sold as suboxone), oxycodone (often sold as OxyContin), or MDMA (commonly known as ecstasy or X). What the meme alluded to (whether knowingly or unknowingly) was the phenomenon of false positives, in which a drug test incorrectly indicates the presence of a substance that is not present, either in a biological specimen (usually urine and blood) or a sample of the substance in question. The ingredients of both Red Bull and Bang can be found listed here.

Despite Rider Freese’s claim that the energy-drink samples tested positive for various drugs, it’s not clear that the urine test cup in the second photograph illustrates any such positive tests. The test strips on urine screen-test cups, such as the one shown in the photograph, invariably indicate a negative result where two horizontal red bars are visible. The only clearly visible test strips in Rider Freese’s photograph show horizontal, double red lines, suggesting negative results for unidentified substances.

The second misleading feature of the meme is that Rider Freese said she used a urine screen test to screen for methamphetamine, buprenorphine, and oxycodone in a sample of Red Bull. This makes little sense, because that kind of test is used to screen for illicit substances in a person’s urine, not in a beverage.

Testing substances, rather than biological specimens, is done via a “presumptive substance test.” The typical use of such a test would be where police found a powder in someone’s car, which they suspected might be a prohibited substance like cocaine or heroin, so they either send a sample of the substance for laboratory testing, or conduct a field test themselves.

Typically, law-enforcement agents use a type of substance testing called colorimetric testing, which involves adding a small sample of the questionable substance to a liquid solution, and inducing particular chemical reactions that cause specific changes in the color of the solution. The presence or absence of those color changes indicates the possible presence or absence of the substance being tested.

The following is a helpful and relatively straightforward video guide to presumptive colorimetric drug field tests, produced by Florida International University’s (FIU) National Forensic Science Technology Center:

These field tests are imperfect and can sometimes produce false positives. However, the preliminary or “presumptive” result they produce is typically enough to give a law-enforcement agent probable cause to make an arrest. After that, samples are typically sent to a laboratory for “confirmatory” testing, which either confirms the initial result, or shows that the initial result was a false positive.

Many private companies design various kinds of field-test kits and sell them to law-enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Those kits vary in their reliability, specificity, and sensitivity, and a pattern of false positives has emerged in recent years, with various innocuous household substances showing up as illicit drugs. For example, the Marijuana Policy Project has documented cases in which chocolate tested positive for hashish, flour tested positive for cocaine, and soap tested positive for gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), which is used recreationally and as a date rape drug.

In 2017, Georgia woman Dasha Fincher was arrested and imprisoned for three months, awaiting confirmatory test results, after police performed a field test on a substance that produced a false positive for methamphetamine but was in fact cotton candy.

In principle, it’s possible that a sample of Red Bull, Bang, or some other energy drink could produce a false positive for one of the drugs mentioned in the July 2019 meme. However, we found no evidence of an actual pattern of Red Bull or Bang producing such false positives, which significantly undermines the claim that Red Bull “pops” for methamphetamine and Bang “pops” for ecstasy.

It should also be noted once again that Rider Freese attempted to support her claims with photographic evidence of a urine test cup, which is a different test and simply would not be used to test a sample of a beverage (or any other substance) as opposed to a urine sample. Moreover, that photograph did not clearly show a positive test for any substance.

It’s possible but unlikely that a urine sample provided by someone who drank a can of energy drink could test positive for methamphetamine or other drugs. Even if it did, it would only be the result of a false positive, just as in the case of substance testing.

Kirk Grates, chemistry research project manager at FIU’s National Forensic Science Technology Center, told Snopes: “… There may be some analytes that are contained within these aforementioned energy drinks that could possibly cause a false positive.”

Certain innocuous items have been known to cause false positives for various drugs in individuals who consume them before providing a urine sample. For example, the over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ibuprofen has caused urine samples to give false positives for phencyclidine (PCP), and other NSAIDs have provided false positives for marijuana. The urine of individuals who use a Vick’s inhaler has been known to provide a false positive for methamphetamine.

In principle, it’s possible that certain ingredients in Red Bull, Bang, or other energy drinks might trigger false positives for the drugs listed in Rider Freese’s meme, but we found no evidence of an actual pattern to this effect. The photographs posted by Rider Freese did not constitute evidence of a positive result for any substance, and, anyway, she claimed to have used a urine screen test cup to test a sample of Red Bull itself, rather than the urine of an individual who had consumed the drink.

Conclusion

On the whole, we found no evidence to support the specific claims made in the meme, which was in any case expressed in confusing and misleading terms. However, the meme may have alluded (whether knowingly or unknowingly) to the possibility that the energy drinks in question, like other innocuous products, could in theory produce false-positive test results for the drugs listed in the meme, either through substance or urine testing.

As such, we issue a rating of “Mostly False.”

A viral Facebook post proved misleading and confusing rather than informative.