Does CBD Show Up on Drug Tests?
With the legalization of industrial hemp in 2018 and the explosion of CBD products in the years since, many consumers want to make sure that their CBD use won’t show up as THC on a drug test. This is important for several reasons, but the primary one is because some jobs are contingent on passing a drug test, and CBD consumers want to make sure their use won’t compromise their careers.
How Do Drug Tests Detect THC?
The most common type of drug test, especially in the workplace, is a urine test. Many employers will screen for substances such as:
The one CBD users are typically most concerned about, though, is cannabis.
Urine drug screenings are immunoassay tests, which means they use antibodies that attach to specific intoxicants and their metabolites. If the presence of either is detected, the antibodies will react, and the drug test will come back with a positive result.
Can CBD Show Up as THC on a Drug Test?
Because drug tests screen for THC and its most common metabolite THC-COOH, CBD itself should not show up unless the person ordering the test specifically screens for it.
However, and this is a very important point, many CBD products contain trace amounts of THC; this amount can also vary because CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If enough THC is present in the specific CBD product that the testee uses, their drug test can come back with a false positive result.
How Can I Avoid a False Positive Drug Test?
While there isn’t a specific way to avoid false positives for CBD on a drug test, there are steps that can be taken to try to eliminate the possibility.
Read the Label and Product Information
It’s important to find out the source of your CBD product, whether it comes from marijuana or hemp, and whether it is full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate. Products derived from marijuana and full spectrum products are the most likely to contain THC.
It’s also a good idea to find out the dosage of CBD in the products that you consume. This varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer, as well as from product to product.
Research the Product and Manufacturer
You should find out about the product you’re consuming before introducing it into your body. Look for terms such as:
USDA certified organic
No additives or preservatives
Pesticide free or herbicide free
These can indicate a superior product, and if you want more details about a product, never hesitate to contact the manufacturer to ask. Many businesses are happy to provide you with all of the information they have; if not, you probably want to shop elsewhere.
How Does The Good Doctor Wellness Compare?
All of The Good Doctor Wellness’s products are organic, lab tested, and extracted using CO2.
This means you can trust what you’re putting in your body, and that our products are ethically sourced and extracted with care.