CBD is short for cannabidiol, the second most prevalent chemical compound in Cannabis Sativa, more commonly known as marijuana or hemp. Unlike the other major compound in cannabis, THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get you high.
To do this, it’s important to work with a Board Certified defense lawyer, such as Mark Thiessen, who understands how, when, and why lab testing yields inaccurate results.
Why can CBD make you fail a drug test?
When it comes to run-of-the-mill drug tests, full-spectrum CBD can be problematic for a variety of reasons, but let’s address the top three concerns.
Packing and labeling may not be entirely accurate
Although CBD is legal in Texas (as long as it contains a percentage less than 0.3 THC, more on that later), it can still result in a failed drug test. Let’s talk about why this happens and what you can do if you fail a drug test.
Very small amounts of THC present in the material that CBD is extracted from can get into the CBD oil in high enough amounts to result in a positive drug test. This scenario may be more likely to occur when CBD oil is purchased from cannabis dispensaries in places where cannabis is legal.
CBD oil extracted from hemp is not supposed to contain more than 0.3% THC. However, it’s not uncommon for sellers to mislabel their products as THC-free hemp when, in reality, it’s a low-quality oil extracted from marijuana. And marijuana does contain THC.
These compounds were derived from a full-spectrum product rather than a CBD isolate product alone. This is one reason that full-spectrum products (those containing THC) are popular.
Secondhand Exposure to THC
The most common reason for a failed CBD drug test is that a person is using a CBD oil product that contains THC. This may be a full-spectrum product. Sometimes, though, it could be a low-quality isolate product that contains a small amount of THC.
Although most manufacturers claim their products do not contain THC, this is not always the case.
CBD Oil Breakdown in the Digestive System
This article explains why a positive drug test can happen with CBD use, which types of CBD are most likely to trigger one, and what you can do to avoid it.
What are the odds that CBD oil users will test positive when subjected to illicit drug screenings? And what can be done to prevent it?