CBD and Drug Testing

Cannabidiol (CBD) shouldn’t show up on a drug test.

 

“CBD shouldn’t show up on a routine drug test.

 

However, keep in mind that the industry isn’t consistently regulated, and it’s hard to know what you’re getting when you purchase a CBD product.

 

If you want to avoid THC, ensure that you’re purchasing CBD isolate from a reliable source.”

 

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.

 

Complete article: Does CBD Show up on a Drug Test?

 

 

Small Amounts of THC Can Build Up

 

Many legitimate CBD products contain small amounts of THC. And when taken regularly over as little as four to six days, that THC can accumulate in the body, according to several studies. That’s because THC is fat-soluble, says Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University in East Lansing. So THC that isn’t immediately metabolized by the body will be stored in fat tissue. And “over time, THC and THC metabolites will be slowly released,” Kaminski says. As a result, it’s possible to test positive for THC and not pass a drug test, even after you’ve stopped taking the product. Sample, at Quest Diagnostics, says that chronic, heavy users of marijuana could test positive even a month after they stop using it. Best bet: Consider products that are claimed to be “CBD only” and have COAs showing that they contain zero THC. Also, you can try tracking your own THC levels with an at-home drug test, says Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, who has studied the medicinal use of CBD. If you test positive but need to be THC-free, consider taking a two- to three-week break from the product to clear THC from your system, he says.

 

Complete article: Can You Take CBD and Pass a Drug Test? - Consumer Reports