CBD and Drug Tests: What You Need to Know

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Drug tests and CBD.

CBD is non-intoxicating and does not have any psychoactive effects, so it's a great option for people who want to use cannabis but don't want to feel high. However, there is still some uncertainty about how CBD will interact with drug tests, so it's important to do your research before using CBD if you're concerned about passing a drug test. Down below we will highlight some important information on this matter.

What is CBD and why is it becoming so popular?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many cannabinoids found in cannabis. CBD is becoming increasingly popular due to its therapeutic benefits and its lack of psychoactive effects. Some people use CBD as an alternative to prescription medications, while others use it to replace other cannabis products that can make them feel high. CBD is available in almost every dispensary across the country, which makes it one of the easiest cannabis products to access.

Can CBD with no THC make you fail a drug test?

There are several reasons why people believe that using CBD products can cause them to fail a drug test if there is no THC in the CBD, despite there being no evidence of this. These reasons generally fall into two categories: experiments and anecdotal reports. First, some people have anecdotally reported feeling like CBD made them fail a drug test. However, there is no research to back up this claim and it's probably largely due to the placebo effect (feeling like something worked when it actually didn't).

Secondly, there has been some research on medical cannabis users (not specifically CBD products) which found that THC metabolites could be detected in their urine up to 77 days after use. This research provides evidence that CBD uses the same metabolic pathway as THC, which means it's possible for CBD users to test positive for THC metabolites.

This is also relevant because third-party drug tests typically test for the presence of THC and other cannabis metabolites. However, this doesn't mean that you'll necessarily fail a drug test for using CBD, because these tests generally only test for the presence of cannabis metabolites. There is no reason to believe that CBD by itself would have any effect on a pre-employment or random drug screen.

Can CBD with a small amount of THC fail a drug test?

Yes, it may. There has been reports of people failing drug tests after using CBD with as little as .3% THC or less. If you have a drug test I would highly recommended not using CBD at all until you pass the test. Even at the .3% THC legal limit there is a slight chance that can show up in a drug test. Keep on the safe side and avoid CBD all together if you are going to be tested.

CBD and drug test conclusion

CBD is amazing it provides great benefits and is very helpful. But unless you are positive that your CBD has zero percent THC it would not be worth the risk. Make sure you take a close look at the labels on your CBD products and know the business you are purchasing from is reputable. Even the smallest amounts of THC (.3% or less) may show up on a test. So stay on the safe side and wait until you pass your test to start using CBD again.


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