Cannabidiol (CBD) is not supposed to appear on a drug test. However, many CBD products contain traces of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana. If there is enough THC, it can lead to a positive drug test result. The active chemical in marijuana that is detected in a positive drug test is THC.
Most people think that CBD oil does not contain THC, which is usually true. The reason for this widespread mislabeling is that CBD products are not strictly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is unlikely that involuntary exposure to marijuana (through second-hand smoke) will be enough for a person to test positive for drugs. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for sellers to mislabel their products as THC-free hemp when, in fact, it is a low-quality oil extracted from marijuana.
Cannabis is the general term that describes hemp and marijuana plants, two different varieties of the Cannabis genus. Additionally, researchers have found that 21% of online CBD and hemp products were mislabeled. Therefore, it is important to be cautious and do your research when buying a quality CBD oil product to ensure its purity, especially if you need to be tested for drugs. Drug tests detect tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) because it is the compound in cannabis that makes people feel high.
The most common reason why a CBD test does not work is that a person is consuming a CBD oil product that contains THC. In theory, getting a false positive on a drug test with CBD oil should be impossible with pure CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC. The very small amounts of THC present in the material from which the CBD is extracted can enter the CBD oil in quantities high enough to give a positive drug test result. If you know you will need to be tested for drugs, avoid full-spectrum CBD products that may contain small amounts of THC.
Although cannabidiol (CBD) comes from cannabis, the same type of plant that marijuana comes from, it should not show up on a drug test.