Common drug tests do not test for CBD. If you’re a low to moderate CBD user, you have nothing to worry about if you’re about to take a drug test for an employer. If you’re a heavy CBD user, then you may test positive on the initial test, but not on any other tests after that. Why does this happen?
Some CBD Products Contain Trace Amounts of THC
Most CBD products are CBD-rich, meaning that they contain mainly CBD with a few other cannabinoids like THC. The THC content is so small that taking CBD products will not get you high. Many states, like Washington, require dispensaries to accurately and clearly label all cannabis products, so you can see for yourself what is in it.
If you take large amounts of CBD for medicinal purposes, your body can accumulate a different form of THC known as THC-COOH in your body. If you’re a chronic CBD user, this form of THC can stay in your system for as long as a month. For this reason, many heavy CBD users test a false positive for drug tests.
Common Drug Tests Do Not Look For CBD
Many traditional drug tests follow the SAMHSA guidelines when testing for substances. These tests will not detect anything if you’re a low to moderate CBD user. There is simply not enough THC in your body for the test to detect. For a heavy user, however, they may initially test positive because of the accumulated THC content from using a lot of CBD.
A second, more accurate test if performed that only looks for THC in the urine. This test does not look for CBD. One study found that as long as you take less than 300 mg of CBD-rich products, you can pass a drug test with flying colors.
Other Factors That Determine If You Pass A Drug Test
Apart from being a heavy CBD user, your own body’s metabolism and lifestyle choices can affect your drug test results. Everybody’s body interacts differently with cannabis. In some cases, CBD can increase the amount of THC that is in your body. While this may be great if you’re looking to feel the effects of THC, this may worry people who need to take a drug test. Rest assured knowing that even the heaviest of CBD users pass drug tests because there is not enough THC to detect.
The most important thing you can do is to ensure the CBD products you purchase are accurately labeled and purchased from a reputable dispensary. If you use CBD-rich products for medicinal reasons or simply to improve yourself, rest easy knowing that CBD will not show up on your next drug test.
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