CBD has received a boost in its popularity and has been termed a ‘miracle drug’. This is due to the fact that it has proven its ability to reduce a range of health problems such as physical pain, anxiety, nausea, inflammation, and even tumor growth. People are interested in it as it can give all its benefits, without causing a high or a positive result in drug testing.
However, given that CBD is a derivative compound from the cannabis plant family (specifically hemp) and THC is also derived from the same plants, a lot of people understandably worry that taking CBD products will make them fail a drug test. The reality is that CBD, by itself, will not make you fail a drug test. This is simply because CBD is not tested for in drug tests. Instead, what the drug test finds out is the amount of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, in your body.
That being said, the scenario may not be completely black and white. There are two potential reasons which can make you fail a drug test, while you are using CBD. These reasons are not directly linked with the chemical itself but are important to know if you are worried about failing a drug test.
A major reason why someone using CBD can fail their drug test is if the company that they are getting their CBD product from is not being honest about how much THC is in the product or they’re not testing it to make sure it doesn’t have over 0.3% THC. Since the drug tests test for the level of THC in your body, using products from such companies can land you in trouble.
Therefore, you must make sure that you are getting your product from a reputable company.
The second reason why CBD could make you trip on a drug test is if you take use too much of the product. This makes sense because if you take too much of the CBD product, the overall content of THC in your body also increases. However, you need to consume extremely high quantity of CBD (between 1,000 and 2,000 mg/day, in fact) to trigger a false positive in the test.
To avoid this situation, you should keep the amount of CBD usage under control.
A great option for you, if you are uncertain about the level of THC in the CBD you are using, is to get a CBD isolate product. What this means is that the product only contains the CBD chemical, which has been isolated from all the other chemicals. That means that there is no risk of trace amounts of THC in your hemp oil.
CBD converts into THC in our body: False
Many people give into false reasoning and believe that CBD converts into THC when consumed, which will eventually lead to a false positive in a saliva or urine drug test. There is no evidence which proves this claim and this is further demonstrated by the lack of psychoactive high (high is caused by THC) when using CBD.
Employers Are Adapting Their Policy
In the weed-legal states of USA, many employers are foregoing their legal right to test their employees for THC. This is due to the fact that in most weed-friendly states the pool of qualified employees who do not use cannabis products is declining. More and more employees are opting to join companies with a cannabis-friendly mentality. Marijuana poses little risk for substance abuse since it is non-addictive, and many companies have decided that this increasingly legal plant is not relevant to their drug testing efforts.
Do note, however, that if the company you are working for takes a disciplinary action against you, you may be required to give a urine test. In this scenario, you would have to be clean from THC as otherwise you may face consequences, depending upon the workplace policies.
Check For Yourself: Use A THC Rapid Test Dipstick
If you are paranoid about CBD showing up in the drug test, you can check it yourself by using a THC Rapid Test Dipstick. This product can be ordered online or can be purchased from your local pharmacy. To carry out the drug test, you need to put the stick in your urine and wait for the result. It should take about thirty seconds to see whether you test positive or negative for the test. The test strip will show you some lines: so if you get one line in the middle then that means you have failed the drug test and there is THC in your urine (and in your blood). On the other hand, if you get two lines that means you have passed and there’s no THC showing up in your urine and thus, no positive drug test.
CBD is here to stay and as the awareness of this chemical grows, there will be more friendly policies devised by companies towards their employees. The fact that people often mix between CBD and THC, and consider the former as a source of getting high is what has brought the confusion towards the use of CBD.
All in all, you can be clear on the fact that CBD will not show up in a drug test by itself. You can take CBD for chronic pain or any other reason and still pass a drug test. Testing positive is one of the last things you’ll need to worry about.