Can Hemp Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Cannabidiol (CBD) should not show up on a drug test. However, many CBD products contain trace amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana. If there is enough THC, it will show up on a drug test, meaning that, in rare cases, the use of CBD can result in a positive result. Drug testing does not usually measure CBD.

Most tests check for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Depending on the frequency of use, THC can be detected in a test within a few days for a single use or more than a month for heavy marijuana smokers who use it daily. Drug testing does not detect CBD because it does not cause intoxicating effects and it is not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who consume CBD may still not pass a drug test.

Products containing CBD may be contaminated with THC or mislabeled. No amount of CBD will stop you from passing a drug test unless that test is modified to detect CBD. The real question is whether your product contains THC. In short, yes, CBD can give a positive result on a drug test.

There are certain steps you can take to determine if the product you're buying contains the least amount of THC possible, but there's no guarantee that the labeling is accurate due to the lack of regulation of CBD products. Despite the fact that hemp plants have a low amount of THC, no more than 0.3 percent, enough to test positive for drugs, we have found countless news stories about people who lose their jobs and face legal charges for testing positive for THC when consuming CBD products with a federal legal amount of less than 0.3% of THC. As unfair as they are, this kind of thing happens, and it is something that both the Food and Drug Administration and Congress are aware of. The most common reason a CBD drug test doesn't work is that a person is using a CBD oil product that contains THC. It is important to use caution and do your research when purchasing a quality CBD oil product to ensure its purity, especially if you need to undergo a drug test.

Despite the great popularity of cannabidiol (CBD), there is still much confusion about the plant compound, even about whether it shows up on a drug screening test. But what about topical CBD products? Since a CBD lotion does not enter your bloodstream, can it cause you to fail a drug test?Inadvertent exposure to marijuana (through second-hand smoke) is unlikely to be enough for someone to test positive for drugs. While CBD is unlikely to give a false positive on a marijuana test, there are exceptions to this rule that you should be aware of. The USDA stated that THC derived from hemp is legal under federal law, with a limit limit of 0.3 percent of THC. There are different types of drug testing, but the most common way is by testing a urine or blood sample.

Very small amounts of THC present in the material from which CBD is extracted can enter CBD oil in amounts high enough to test positive for drugs. If you're taking CBD oil while trying to pass a drug test, you'll want to avoid products that say full-spectrum or products that contain trace amounts of THC. Even though hemp plants have a low amount of THC (no more than 0.3 percent), that's enough to test positive for drugs. Workplace drug testing usually looks for illegal drugs, which thankfully no longer include CBD. Using a CBD product containing THC, such as full-spectrum CBD, is the most common way of failing to pass a drug test.

Alyson Klehn
Alyson Klehn

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