CBD is not detected by drug tests because it does not cause intoxicating effects and is not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who use CBD can fail a drug test. Products containing CBD may be contaminated with THC or have incorrect labelling. This means that, on rare occasions, CBD use can give a positive result in a drug test. It all depends on the quality and composition of the product. In most cases, it is very unlikely that CBD oil will show up in a drug test.
Most workplace drug tests look specifically for the presence of THC or THC metabolites. Most employers follow the guidelines set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), which include screening for THC but not CBD. CBD will not show up on a drug test because drug tests do not detect it. However, CBD products may contain THC, so you may fail a drug test after taking CBD products. If you take CBD oil, you should plan accordingly if your work or activities require you to take drug tests. Very small amounts of THC present in the material from which CBD is extracted can find their way into CBD oil in high enough quantities to give a positive result in a drug test.
Although hemp-derived CBD products are available in states where recreational cannabis is not legal, some people may be concerned that their CBD oil consumption will show up on a drug test. To obtain a CBD oil drug test, an employer or entity would have to pay a testing company an additional fee to change their testing regime to include CBD. The most common reason for a CBD drug test to fail is that a person is using a CBD oil product that contains THC. However, with the rise of CBD comes the concern of failing a drug test due to the detection of CBD oil. In theory, getting a false positive drug test for CBD oil should be relatively impossible from pure CBD oil containing less than THC. Read on to find out how to avoid a positive drug test result, what to look for in CBD products and more.
The person ordering the drug test can request that CBD be added to the list of substances being tested. Considering that this non-toxic compound will not get you high or impair your ability at work, there is really no need to drug test with CBD oil. All over the country there are reports of famous sports players, corporate employees and others testing positive for THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, despite the fact that CBD oil is said to contain no THC.