Does CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Here is the short answer to your question: during drug tests, the screening process searches for very specific cannabinoid in order to made a decision on whether the person has been using substances that they are being tested for. That cannabinoid is not CBD.
CBD will not cause you to fail a drug test. However, that’s not the whole story…
Just like with alcohol, there is a certain allowance for the substance that can get the drug tests typically look for, and that minimum amount of it is allowed by law. At that level it cannot produce the high that would put someone in jeopardy of failing a drug test.
However, please note that if you are consuming upwards of 1,000 milligrams of CBD per day, you may then have enough of that substance in your system that can potentially cause a failed result. To give you some perspective, an average CBD user consumes about 120-160 milligrams per day.
Drug screens are very focused tests, screening for very specific substances or traces of them. In this case we are talking about the cannabinoid or any substance created from it that has a high enough content of the that compound in it.
It doesn’t rule out the possibility of a false positive, but so would a poppy seed bagel and other legal products we use in our everyday lives.
False positives are not the same as a failed drug test.
“Some of the latest research shows that CBD can stay in a person’s system for more than 10 days. Because CBD is a fat-soluble compound, the length of time really depends on the frequency of use, a person’s body weight, and overall diet.”
With that said, there is no need to worry that CBD may cause you to fail a drug test. For an average user of CBD, this would be completely irrelevant.
CBD will not cause you to fail a drug test.
IS THERE A SPECIFIC CBD DRUG TEST?
Yes, there are CBD-specific drug screening methods. However, these are extremely rare and mostly pointless on the employer’s end, since CBD is not psychoactive and is used for medical purposes. The only reason a company would screen for CBD is the off chance they have an insurance provider who views CBD as a threat to insurance claims. While this is highly unlikely, it’s still a good idea to read your company’s drug testing policies to know whether or not such a test is used.