CBD is still a new supplement and there is some confusion around what it is, what it does, and whether it is legal. A common question many people ask is – Does CBD show up on a drug test?
Here’s a quick guide to CBD and drug tests.
Can You Fail a Drug Test Due to CBD?
The short answer is this – some forms of CBD are safe while others are not.
Drug tests do not screen for CBD, but they do screen for THC, which is CBD’s chemical cousin. Since CBD and THC both come from the same plants, hemp or cannabis, some forms of CBD may also contain trace amounts of THC while others are 100% THC free.
THC is still illegal in many states and you may find yourself in hot water if it shows up during a drug test. Additionally, in states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal, some employers may side with national laws by choosing to screen employees for THC.
While CBD that contains small amounts THC aren’t enough to get you “high”, they may be enough to show up on a drug test. It’s important to know which forms of CBD are THC free and which may contain small amounts that could cost you a job opportunity.
2 Kinds of CBD
While there are several kinds of CBD on the market today, we use only 2 varieties – CBD Isolate and Full-Spectrum CBD.
CBD Isolate is pure CBD. All THC and other compounds are removed during the manufacturing process, leaving 100% pure CBD oil.
Since CBD isolate is 100% pure and 100% THC-free (0.00% THC), it will not put any THC into your body. You can sleep easy at night, knowing you will pass your drug test with flying colors (assuming you haven’t consumed any THC from other sources).
Full-spectrum CBD is also concentrated CBD, but still contains trace amounts of THC which are not removed during the manufacturing process.
So why isn’t the THC removed from full-spectrum CBD? Many people claim that the small amount of THC improves the effectiveness of CBD. We offer a few products made with full-spectrum CBD to accommodate these people.
However, federal regulations require all forms of CBD contain no more than 0.03% THC to be legal. This is a very small amount of THC that is not enough to get a person “high”, but that tiny amount of THC could potentially show up on a drug test. Even small amounts of THC will result in failure of a drug test, so its important to not have any in your system.
Know Exactly What Your Buying
Some online retailers do not disclose what kind of CBD they make their products with. Avoid these products. Only trust businesses that openly disclose the kind of CBD used and provide lab results to prove the amounts of CBD and THC included.
Adventure CBD tests every product and shares each lab result openly through this website. You can find these lab results in the image section of each product page and under our Lab Results page.
CBD Drug Test Guide – What’s Safe & What’s Not
Let’s take a look at a few Adventure CBD products and the type of CBD they contain.
NOT SAFE for Drug Tests!
Made with Full-Spectrum CBD
Adventure CBD does carry a few products made with Full-spectrum CBD. These are always clearly labeled as containing full-spectrum and their product pages also make mention of the THC levels.
This is not a comprehensive list, but it shows a couple examples. Remember the important thing to remember is to check the ingredients and label before using any CBD. Products made with CBD isolate are safe to take before a drug screening. Products made with full-spectrum CBD are not.
If the product contains another form of CBD not mentioned here, assume it is not safe.
How to Use CBD and Pass a Drug Test
If you are concerned with passing a drug test, use this simple guide to ensure you’ll pass.
- Only use CBD products made with CBD isolate
- Do not use CBD products made with full-spectrum CBD
- Do not use CBD products that do not disclose the CBD contained
- Do not use any other products containing THC, such as THC edibles
If you have used CBD made with full-spectrum CBD or any other product containing THC, give yourself plenty of time to let your body process the THC out before taking the drug test. This can take time, so allow yourself several weeks.
So to Recap, Can You Fail a Drug Test from CBD?
Not if you’re using products made with CBD isolate.
Drug tests do not screen for CBD but they do screen for THC, and some forms of CBD (like full-spectrum) contain tiny amounts of THC.
If you have to take a drug test, make sure you’re only using products containing CBD isolate. And if you’ve used CBD that contains THC, be sure to give your body plenty of time to process the THC out. Follow these simple rules to ensure you never have to worry about losing a job opportunity while still enjoying the many benefits of CBD.