Does CBD Show Up In A Drug Test?
It is a very valid concern and question, “Will taking CBD Oil make me pop positive on a drug test?”
It is a common worry to have, if you value your job and take CBD. The possibility of losing your means of employment because you use legal CBD Oil is a concern that many people have. Many people steer clear of CBD Oil specifically for this reason.
Drug testing is mandatory for several different types of workers, including federal employees, health care providers and industrial employees and although it isn’t required in the private sector, many employers use some kind of drug screening.
When drug testing is mandated, employers almost always follow the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) guidelines because it puts them on solid legal ground, Leafly.com Reports.
So, will CBD Oil make you fail a drug test?
Theoretically no. CBD oil contains less than 0.03-0.04% THC, and it can be made with absolutely no THC. The tests that are typically used to screen for the presence of drugs only test for the THC cannabinoid and not the CBD aspect. However-- some companies are actually testing for the isolates of CBD as well.
According to WestWord.com
“As you note, though, all CBD products originated from a plant with at least some trace of THC, even if it’s just 0.04 percent. That 0.04 THC percentage wouldn’t come up on a drug test if you smoked the raw plant material, but concentrating it can make things tricky. Consuming unusually large dosages of CBD, such as 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams per day, could theoretically trigger a positive for THC on a urine test, according to CBD product manufacturer PlusCBD Oil — but that would be a false positive.
Studies also show that daily dosages of three to five servings of CBD products containing 0.5 milligrams of THC could cause a positive result, but at less than a 0.2 percent rate.”
THC is widely recognized as being responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive traits and euphoria. A routine urine drug screen for marijuana use consists of an immunoassay with antibodies that are made to detect it, and its main metabolite, 11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH).
“Fortunately, the urine drug screen for THC-COOH is known to have very little cross-reactivity to other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBD (cannabidiol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), and others. This is good news for “normal” consumers of CBD/hemp oil.
That said, individuals using unusually large doses of a cannabinoid-rich hemp oil product (above 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil daily) could theoretically test positive during the initial urinary screen. Although very rare, the urine screen in these cases would likely represent a “false positive” due to other non-THC metabolites or compounds, which may cross-react with the immunoassay. When this is the case, the confirmatory GC/MS test would be negative, since CBD and other cannabinoids will not be detected by the more accurate (and specific) GC/MS screen.” (Read More)
Long story short, CBD Oil should not give you a positive drug test result.
That being said, people who use heavy amounts of CBD Oil, 1000-2000 mg a day or more, could get a False Positive result.
Additionally, you must be aware of your employers’ rules and regulations and exactly what they are testing for in order to be certain that even low dose CBD will not result in a positive drug screen.
The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While research has shown that CBD has the potential to help provide beneficial outcomes for several complaints, it is advisable to seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider when you have questions regarding any medical condition and when starting, augmenting or discontinuing any existing health routine.