Drug Tests Overview
When it comes to drug tests, urine tests are still the most popular and common method of screening, and while they don’t typically scan for CBD or CBG, sometimes Hemp products have THC in them as well. If your CBD products contain THC, the detection-window through urine tests can vary widely (between 3 to 15 days). If you’re wondering will CBD show up on a urine test, the answer depends on what products you’re consuming, your dose and your frequency of use. At Dad Grass, we always welcome everyone to the party, but if your education or career would be negatively affected by a failed drug test, we recommend that you don’t consume our products (but we’ll always be around when you’re ready).
Can You Fail a Drug Test for CBD?
Even though drug tests weren’t designed to detect CBD, legal hemp products (containing less than 0.3% of THC) can still be problematic when it comes to drug testing. Some people worry that high doses of CBD could trigger a false-positive, but that’s not true. The only times a CBD product will trigger a positive drug test is if that product also had THC which would be detected in the bloodstream during the drug screening.
Can You Fail a Drug Test for Hemp?
Drug tests weren’t designed to detect hemp products or cannabinoids like CBD, CBG or CBN that contain less than the legal amount of 0.3% of THC. However, some products can still be problematic when it comes to drug testing, as some CBD, CBG or CBN products also contain amounts of THC higher than the legal amount of 0.3%.
How Do Drug Tests for Cannabis Work?
According to a 2020 PubMed Central article, urine drug tests target the following substances: alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine and illegal cannabis. The urine test is the most popular diagnostic test for federally illegal cannabis products. It’s an “immunoassay test,” which uses antibodies designed to bind on to specific drugs (in this case, THC). If these antibodies identify THC during the drug screening, this will result in a “positive” test.
Possible Reasons for Failing a CBD Drug Test
The main reason that a CBD product would make you fail a drug test is if you use a product containing THC. If you’re concerned about your product’s THC levels, do your research and be aware of what kind of CBD product you’re consuming, and be vigilant about 3rd party lab tests to prevent consuming mislabeled products. Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
- Full-spectrum CBD: contains all of the naturally occurring compounds and cannabinoids from the plant they’re extracted from, including THC.
- Broad-spectrum CBD: mimics full-spectrum CBD, but goes through a process that eliminates all traces of THC.
- CBD isolate: the purest form of CBD containing no additional cannabinoids.
If you decide to enjoy full-spectrum CBD, look for products that are derived from the hemp plant (by definition containing under 0.3% THC) instead of products derived from the marijuana plant.
Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
All Dad Grass products are made with federally legal 100% organic CBD hemp flower, meaning that they contain less than 0.3% of THC (the substance that makes you feel “high.”) So, while you should be in the clear after enjoying our CBD joints, if your education or career would be negatively affected by a failed drug test, we recommend that you don’t consume our products (but we’ll always be around when you’re ready).
How Long Is Hemp/CBD Detectable In Urine?
When it comes to drug tests, CBD, CBG and CBN aren't what they’re looking for. That being said, if your hemp product also has THC in it, that can negatively affect your drug test. Some products can still be problematic when it comes to drug testing, as some CBD, CBG or CBN products also contain amounts of THC higher than the legal amount of 0.3%. According to the Mayo Clinic, THC metabolites can be detected in urine and show up on a drug test for as long as 15 days after administration. That being said, it really depends on the dose you took and your overall frequency of use.
How Long Does CBD Stay In Your System?
The truth is, everybody has a different metabolism. Typically, CBD stays in your system anywhere between 2 and 5 days.
Will CBD Ruin a Drug Test?
CBD alone will not show up on a drug test (because drug tests aren’t designed to search for it). But if your products contain THC (marijuana’s main active ingredient that gets you feeling “high”), even low amounts, you run the risk of failing a drug test.
Is CBD a Drug?
Technically, yes. So are CNG and CBN, for that matter. According to Oxford, a drug is any “medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.” The important thing to know is that CBD is not an illegal drug. Hemp-derived CBD products like Dad Grass that contain less than 0.3% of THC (the molecule that gets you “high”) are legal on the federal level.
Does CBD Show Up On A Mouth Swab Drug Test?
CBD shouldn't show up on a drug test, because that's not what the drug tests are designed to look for. But if CBD products contain trace amounts of THC, they could show up on a mouth swab drug test.