Will CBD Oil Result in a Positive Drug Test?March 29, 2023
We usually take CBD to alleviate daily symptoms such as insomnia, pain, and appetite loss. So, interestingly, whether CBD leads to a positive drug test is a common question among job applicants and employers handling safety-sensitive roles. This article focuses on CBD oil and whether it can lead to a positive drug test.
CBD Oil and Drug Testing
CBD drug test is unheard of because it’s considered a safe compound. However CBD is unregulated by the FDA and some manufacturers produce full spectrum CBD products containing THC. Consuming such CBD products can lead to a failed drug test.
A CBD failed drug test may result if you are buying marijuana-derived CBD rather than hemp-derived CBD. Hemp-derived CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC which is too small to show in a drug test. However, consuming hemp-derived CBD in high doses may cause THC to accumulate leading to a failed drug test.
The type of CBD used also determines whether you fail a CBD drug test or not. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all essential cannabinoids except THC and won’t lead to a failed CBD drug test. Full spectrum CBD contains all the compounds in the cannabis plant and may likely lead to a CBD positive drug test. CBD isolate contains solely CBD and so it shouldn’t lead to a failed drug test.
Will CBD Lead to A Failed Drug Test?
CBD won’t lead to a failed drug test. However, several factors may influence a CBD positive drug test such as the type of CBD you’re using, the amount you’re consuming, and which type of CBD oil you’ve purchased.
Generally, if you purchase CBD products from a reputable seller be sure that they provide third-party laboratory results. Trustworthy sellers ensure that what is written on the label is what is found within the product. However, it’s highly possible to test positive during a workplace or athletic drug test even if you buy CBD from reputable retailers. Since CBD is unregulated, some manufacturers may deliberately sell products that contain small traces of THC and other toxic compounds.
Can Hemp Make You Fail a Drug Test?
Hemp-derived CBD products can legally contain up to 0.3% THC which is insufficient to lead to a failed drug test. However, using hemp-derived CBD regularly could build up high enough THC levels in your body to lead to a positive drug test. The level of THC in hemp-derived CBD oil is much lower than in marijuana—generally too low to be detected but when hemp is taken in high amounts, it shows up on drug tests.
Cannabis drug tests test for THC, the active compound in the cannabis plant. Therefore, you won’t fail a drug test for CBD, but you could potentially fail a drug test for small amounts of THC in that CBD product. To be safe, broad spectrum and isolate CBD is a good option. However, consuming full spectrum CBD could result in a positive result.