CBD can be affected by the frequency with which an individual uses it. It is a compound that has a tendency to remain in an individual’s body and build up over time if used often enough. Someone who has only used it once will likely have CBD in their system for a shorter amount of time than someone who’s an habitual user. Dosages can also have an effect. Someone who takes a higher dosage will take longer to completely rid it from their system.
CBD isolate is pure CBD — no THC, no ancillary compounds from the plant it was distilled from.
This can mean that if it is distilled from a strain of marijuana, it will include some amount of THC. If it is distilled from a hemp plant, that amount will likely be very small to the point of being negligible.
Certain CBD products can be broken into three different categories: full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate, that indicate the purity and composition of your extract.
Does CBD show up on a 10-panel drug screen?
While it could technically be possible for an administrator to add a test that detects the presence of CBD, it would be incredibly uncommon, and is not part of typical routine drug testing. A company would likely have to make a very specific request for a CBD oil drug test.
Blood tests aren’t used very frequently for employment-related drug-testing, primarily because the blood offers such a limited look into drug use.
Full spectrum CBD is unlikely to make you fail a drug test because it contains only trace amounts of THC, but because cannabinoids are fat-soluble and build up in the body over time, things can become risky in the long-term.
These tests, unless otherwise specified, generally look for the standard five-panel drug selection: marijuana (THC), amphetamines/methamphetamines, cocaine, PCP, and opiates.
Because most substances are detectable in the blood for only a few hours, relying on blood tests to paint an accurate picture isn’t the best option.
And in 2018, the CDC released a report that found that more than 50 people in Utah were poisoned by CBD products that actually contained synthetic marijuana commonly known as Spice and K2.
When it comes to marijuana, drug tests typically only screen for THC — the compound in cannabis that gets you “high” — or one of the compounds created when your body metabolizes it. And by law CBD products can only contain up to 0.3% THC.
This story discusses substances that are legal in some places but not in others and is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You shouldn’t do things that are illegal — this story does not endorse or encourage illegal drug use.
You nailed your cover letter and rocked the interview. All that’s standing between you and an awesome new job is a mandatory drug screening. Will that CBD oil you’ve been taking for pain relief cause you to fail the test?
Why CBD might cause you to fail a drug test
To hit 50 ng/mL of THC, you’d probably have to consume upwards of 2,000 mg of CBD products that contain 0.3% or less of THC, which is much higher than the average person is likely to take. Even in clinical trials and research studies, people are usually only administered 100-800mg/day.
So you’re in the clear, right? Not quite. There are two ways you could hit that 50 ng/mL mark.
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How cannabis drug tests work
Depending on how much CBD (and thus THC), you consume, how often you consume it, your body weight and your diet, it’s possible for THC to accumulate in your body in as little as four to six days and trigger a positive drug test. Research has found that THC can be detectable in your system for up to 30 days, but it’s usually only present in heavy cannabis users after the first week.
First, THC is fat-soluble, so when you ingest it — especially via edibles or a drop of oil under the tongue — it’s absorbed along with other fats and can be stored in your body’s fatty tissue.