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CBD products can still be problematic, however, when it comes to drug testing. Though drug tests screen for THC, not CBD, many CBD products contain a trace amount of THC which will be detected in your bloodstream during a drug test.

If you are concerned that THC in your CBD oil or other CBD product may show up on a drug test, you may be able to reduce the chance of that occurring, though there is no guarantee. Some of the factors that may increase the likelihood of a failed drug test are:

Factors in CBD Oil Showing on Drug Screen

Topical products that claim to contain CBD—like shampoos, cosmetics or creams—should not cause any reaction during a drug test because they do not enter the bloodstream. In the case of CBD oils, gummies, teas or transdermal patches, the situation is more complicated. In a test of 84 CBD products obtained online, 18 contained THC.

THC can be detected in a urine test for up to 15 days, depending on how often and how much you use. It leaves the bloodstream in about five hours, but substances your body makes from THC (THC metabolites) can show up for as long as 7 days. CBD tends to stay in the bloodstream from 2 to 5 days, depending on dosage and frequency. If you have been using CBD for a while, it can stay in your body for up to 30 days or more.

CBD has taken off as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. CBD products like CBD oil can be made from either the hemp plant or the cannabis plant, which are closely related varieties of the same cannabis species, Cannabis sativa. CBD products contain a cannabinoid—a chemical—called cannabidiol, which does not make you high. The substance in marijuana that causes a buzz is a different cannabinoid, called THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.

Most workplace drug tests are designed to pick up on THC and other illegal drugs, so the odds are in your favor to take CBD oil or a CBD tincture and pass a drug test. If you think you can respectfully ask your HR department what type of drug test you’ll be taking, this can always be helpful information to know.

This study only looked at three of the most common cannabinoids found in hemp, and one of them failed a test for drugs. 6 This is alarming news, especially since cannabis plants could contain more than a hundred different cannabinoids, almost none of which have been found to produce any negative side effects in the human body.

That’s because even pure CBD isolate products, which go through a process to remove THC, can cause you to test positive on marijuana drug tests, depending on whether that test looks for THC metabolites, or all cannabinoid content in general.

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In 2019, a medically reviewed study found that a cannabinoid known as CBN, which is present in full spectrum hemp extracts, can trigger a false positive in lab tests for marijuana use—even in small doses.

So far, this theory has only been tested against claims related to medical marijuana, not against hemp-derived CBD. But the USDA declared that hemp-derived THC is legal under federal law with a cutoff limit of 0.3 percent THC. That means this issue has become ripe for a court case, but as of yet, no such court case has emerged.

Although each dose of our organic full spectrum CBD oil contains slightly more THC than that, this study indicates that our full-spectrum CBD oil is unlikely to produce a positive result on a drug test. That’s because the detection thresholds for THC metabolites are usually too high to pick up on trace amounts of THC found in a urine sample.

Even though hemp plants have a low amount of THC at no more than 0.3 percent, that is enough to test positive during a drug test. 3 We’ve found countless news reports of people losing their jobs and facing legal charges as a result of testing positive while using CBD products with the federally legal amount of THC. As unfair as it is, this kind of thing does happen.