Will CBD Make You Fail a Drug Test?

Drug tests don't usually detect CBD because it doesn't cause any intoxicating effects and it's not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who use CBD may not pass a drug test due to contamination with THC or incorrect labeling. Most tests detect THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Depending on the frequency of use, THC can be detected in a test from a few days for a single use or for a month for heavy marijuana smokers on a daily basis.

While it is unlikely that CBD will cause someone to fail a drug test, there is no guarantee that this will be the case. The only way to ensure that you pass a drug test is to refrain from using any type of CBD product. No amount of CBD will cause you to fail a drug test unless that test is modified to detect CBD. The real problem is if your product contains THC.

CBD consumption can lead to a positive drug test result if the CBD product consumed contains higher THC levels than indicated on the label, which is not as uncommon as you might think. Some hemp CBD extracts, such as full-spectrum CBD oil, contain up to 0.3% THC, so a drug test can test positive for THC. There is also the possibility of cross-contamination during the CBD manufacturing process, even when THC is only present in small amounts. In theory, getting a false positive on a drug test with CBD oil should be relatively impossible if pure CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC.

Although CBD is legal in Texas (as long as it contains less than 0.3 percent of THC), it can still result in a failed drug test. Depending on the amount of CBD (and therefore THC) you consume, how often you consume it, your body weight, and your diet, THC may build up in your body in as little as four or six days and test positive for drugs. Yes, CBD can appear in a drug test, but only if the drug test tests for the cannabinoid CBD. When it comes to marijuana, drug tests usually only detect THC, the compound in cannabis that causes you to get high, or one of the compounds created when the body metabolizes it.

How CBD oil affects a drug test depends primarily on the type of CBD product, but there's much more to unravel. So, does CBD show up in a drug test? What happens if CBD oil shows up in a drug test? The answer is a bit complicated. When the Food and Drug Administration tested several CBD products, approximately 70% contained more or less CBD than advertised, while some did not contain CBD. People who use CBD for medical purposes on a daily basis may be at an additional risk of building up THC, which could result in a failed drug test.

As CBD becomes more widespread and more accepted, many questions have been raised about whether CBD will appear in a drug test. The most common reason for failing a CBD test is that a person is using a CBD oil product that contains THC.

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