Ask the CBD Guy: Can CBD show up in a drug test?

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Q: Can CBD show up in a drug test?

CBD has become quite the buzz word and for good reason: it has shown to reduce pain, nausea, inflammation, spasms, intestinal contractions, artery blockage, tumor cell growth and more all without causing a high. However, since there are many types of products on the market made from the hemp plant, which has very low THC content, many people are left wondering if they will fail a drug test while taking these supplements. Though the simple answer is “no,” there’s a bit more to it than that. Here’s what you need to know about CBD and drug tests.

There are many reasons an employer might require drug screening; safety, legal protection, improved productivity, or even federal mandates – but the ultimate goal is to determine impairment, not a medical regimen. Therefore, drug screens are not designed to detect CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from either hemp or cannabis plants. Because hemp products can legally contain up to .03 percent THC, regularly consuming extremely high doses of CBD products (between 1,000 and 2,000 mg/day, in fact) could trigger a false-positive result. However, it is unlikely that even high doses of CBD would surpass the federal limit of 50 nanograms THC metabolite per milliliter of urine.

Many people are opting for THC FREE products readily available that completely eliminate the possibility of THC showing up in a drug test. It is important when purchasing any CBD product that you know the exact contents of the product. Just listing it on the label sometimes is not enough. Ask for a third-party laboratory analysis. This certification is a legal document that discloses all of the content and THC levels.

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