Will I Fail A Drug Test While Using CBD?

February 15th, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

cbd moleculeIn short, we at Green Wellness think that it would be incredibly unlikely that anyone using our products would fail a workplace drug screening. Though we cannot make any guarantees regarding the outcome of these tests, there are a multitude of reasons why people who use CBD supplements very rarely have a problem. To further explain how this works, you can read this informative article published on zamnesia.com.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

In theory, urine drug tests shouldn’t pick up CBD, but they can. The main psychoactive compound of cannabis is considered to be THC, and this is what drug tests look for. In fact, to get technical, it is actually the main metabolite of THC, THC-COOH, which urine tests normally screen for – through a process of immunoassay screening. These tests tend to have a cut-off point of 50 ng/mL, and anything above this will return a positive result. Once this positive result has been achieved, tester will often verify the finding using a much more sensitive GC/MS test, which will flag positive for anything above 15 ng/mL.

Fortunately, this metabolite has very little crossover with other cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBD, so they should not flag up. However, when CBD is taken in excess (around 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day), it can return a false positive during the initial screening. This is because when used in large amounts, other non -THC metabolites can trigger the immunoassay response. When taken to the next level of GC/MS screening, the test should return negative, as it is a much more accurate and specific test. However, an employer needs to have bought a testing service that goes to this level for a false positive to be properly identified and ruled out. If they simply do urine testing, then anyone taking large amounts of CBD could be in trouble.

It is also important to understand that CBD products produced from hemp often contain a fractional amount of THC. When you are taking 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day, this can result in the consumption of anywhere up to 2-6 mg of THC – and whilst this may not necessarily get you high if spaced out in doses, it is still enough to build up in your body, and certainly trigger a positive in a drug test.

If you use CBD, use a lot of it, and think you are going to be subjected to a drug test at work, the best thing you can do is ensure that you are buying lab tested, high quality CBD products. These are more likely to contain much less THC, and will have a lab proven reading on content for you to look at. If you use small quantities of CBD, then you don’t really need to worry.

To read the rest of this article, visit zamnesia.com.

You can rest easy knowing that the products we offer contain very little THC, if any. In order to be federally legal in the US, there can only be up to 0.3% THC in these products. Cannabidiol by itself has not been scheduled by the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and when derived from imported industrial hemp, is legal in all 50 states. You can browse our Online Store for CBD-rich topicals, tinctures, e-liquids, and more, or if you have any questions or concerns about CBD, please feel free to Contact Us!

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