Will You Fail A Drug Test With CBD?

Doctor looking at drug test results

One such myth that has the potential to land you in a spot of trouble if you're not careful is that CBD won't show up in a drug test. Not entirely true. If you’re keen on avoiding any awkward and potentially problematic encounters in the future – let’s take a look at CBD and drug tests.

Does CBD Oil contain THC, that gets you high?

CBD’s inherent association with cannabis means that when it comes to drug tests, the lines can sometimes be a little murky. While CBD is just one of over a hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, VSAVI CBD products sold are extracted from hemp that contains below the legal limit of 0.2% THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid that gets you stoned).

The low levels of THC found in CBD products mean that you would have to consume an inordinate quantity of CBD oil, at great expense, for the THC to have any of the consequential psychoactive effects that may or may not follow.

Know your CBD products

Available in a variety of concentrations and strengths, there are a number of CBD products for purchase, which may have a bearing on any impending drug tests. Understanding the difference between which CBD products are more suitable for you may just be the difference between a misdemeanour and a clean drug test result.

CBD Vape Oil and CBD Oil Drops

VSAVI’s High Grade Hemp Extract CBD Oil and CBD Oil drops can be bought in a number of strengths to suit individuals and their experiences. The lowest dose available is 100mg (1%) per 10ml bottle and the strongest is 1500mg (15%) per bottle.

Full Spectrum CBD

Available in the same strength range as the CBD as mentioned earlier products (100 – 1500mg), Raw or Full Spectrum CBD contains additional terpenes, minerals and nutrients extracted from the hemp plant, as well as other cannabinoids such as THCV and below 0.2% of THC. This is probably going to be the culprit when it comes to a potentially failed drug test.

CBD and drug tests

Rest assured, CBD is legal and it is not a drug. However, depending on the sophistication of the type of drug test you may be undertaking, the type of CBD product you use, and how often you use it may all feasibly lead to a false-positive result for THC to be concluded.

While you know the result is false and that you haven’t consumed any drugs, the unlikelihood is that whoever is conducting the test – employer, potential employer or the police – may be more inclined to agree with the ‘positive’ result on display.

If your drug test was a common saliva or urine test, pursuing a more conclusive result via a blood test may be the only way to resolve your innocence and eliminate any suggested use of THC.

The drug test you take will not necessarily be picking up the CBD molecule, however depending on which CBD products you use there may be other cannabinoids in your oil, such as THCV that the drug test can confuse with THC.

Logic dictates that the higher the concentration of CBD in your products the higher the potential for THC found is. The strength of CBD, together with the frequency of use can determine whether your test results in a positive or negative. For instance, if you use the highest available strength consistently throughout the day, every day for months on end, you may be susceptible to a positive drug result.

If you are such a consumer of high strength CBD products, then it might be worth knowing that THC has the habit of building up in your fatty reserves and can stay in your system for anything up to 30 days. If you know you have a drug test coming up for any reason and are in any doubt about the potential results, abstain from using and CBD oil in the lead up to testing.