CBD DRUG TEST?
WILL IT SHOW UP?
Is there a CBD drug test? Will using CBD cause you to fail a drug test? We understand your concern. Read on.
Drug tests are common in today’s world. For those with specific backgrounds that warrant drug tests, those in certain professions or interested in starting a new job, for participants in high school, college, or professional sports, or even other reasons, most of us will undergo a drug test at one point or another.
Most of these tests are designed to screen for specific illegal drugs, prescription medications, and other compounds in the urine, hair, saliva or blood.
Each of these tests can detect the presence of these substances depending on the length of time between use and testing, be it a few hours or a few weeks.
For the purpose of this piece, we’ll focus on urine tests, the most common.
So will CBD affect test results?
A general urine screening for the presence of marijuana contains antibodies that interact with and detect THC — the psychoactive, “high” producing cannabinoid found in cannabis plants.
Its main metabolite is 11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC if you’re looking for a specific language. It is not designed to detect the presence of CBD alone.
This means that for standard CBD oil users — those who use certified products containing less than .3% THC, as regulations current require — a drug test shouldn’t raise any red flags.
Before you get too excited…
Usage amounts matter in this case. If, for instance, an individual was using an extremely high dose of CBD on a daily basis, 1,000 mg, for example, they would be exposed to around 3 mg of THC per day.
A dose of this size could cause a result to be positive even if the user was not consuming traditional marijuana containing standard amounts of CBD and THC.
Responsible use still matters.
If drug testing is a part of your life or could come up in the very near future, it may be in your best interest to search for a CBD oil that contains zero THC.
These are often more costly, but could minimize the risk of throwing a positive when undergoing a urine screening for THC.