Can CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Even though the users of CBD oil have been increasing at a remarkable pace, the most frequent question that people have is whether CBD oil would show up on a drug test?
The Full Spectrum (Gold label CBD oil) and the Total Plant (Platinum label CBD oil) both contain a small amount of THC (less than 0.3%), this can build up in your body over time and cause you to fail a drug test! Don't take these types of CBD oils if your job depends on passing a drug test! The Pure CBD ( white label with green cross CBD oil) has zero THC (verified by third-party lab testing) and should not fail a drug test, but we always recommend seeing your doctor and get a written note stating that you are taking CBD for a medical reason.
THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces, known by the rather complicated name of ‘11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH)’. If initial tests find that you have more than 50 Nanograms (ng) of these substances in your urine, a Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) test is carried out to confirm the result. This test targets the 11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite and is not sensitive to other cannabinoids including CBD.
If you’re active on CBD products that have a high level of THC, chances are your test report might reflect a positive result as THC is the compound most drug tests are conducted for.
Usually, most employers insist their employees go under a drug test to see if they aren’t active on any such addictive drugs that can affect their professional life at work. But if you’re a regular user of CBD dosage, make sure the THC component in them is at its least. The most common practice of drug tests is by urinalysis or collecting the urine sample in a small cup for examination. When employers submit their urine sample, the drug testing company checks several substances. To know whether the person has consumed marijuana, they inspect for metabolites of THC. These substances are the metabolized forms of THC, also known as the psychoactive compound in marijuana.
Several types of drug tests have several detection results. For instance, a hair test is designed to look at the use of chronic substances so if you are taking CBD oil that contains THC for a long period of time it could show up in a hair follicle test. If you're going for a urine test, the detection chances are even lower. Experts say that it entirely depends on multiple parameters including how often one uses CBD products, the amount consumed, and body composition. There is a possibility that these amounts of THC could accumulate and show up on a drug test.
One of the researchers made a statement that the user’s body may be able to transform CBD into THC metabolites that can most likely be reflected on a drug test. If someone consumes a large amount of CBD, the gastrointestinal fluids may convert it into THC because when CBD gets exposed to the acids in the stomach, they get isomerized in order to produce THC isomers, which could become metabolites, creating the THC metabolites that are often the target of most drug screenings.
At last, marijuana works differently on different individuals. So, there may be a possibility that even the legal level of THC from a full-spectrum CBD dosage could reflect on a drug test. Also, there’s enough possibility that intake of CBD isolate can result in the formation of THC metabolites in the body which are sufficient enough to trigger a false positive report during a drug test. An essential precaution you can take is to know about CBD products in-depth and review the lab test results especially the ones you use. That way, you know what’s exactly within them.
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