Drug tests don't detect CBD because it doesn't cause any intoxicating effects and it's not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who use CBD may still fail a drug test due to contamination with THC or incorrect labeling. In short, yes, CBD can give a positive result on a drug test. To ensure that the product you're buying contains as little THC as possible, there are certain steps you can take. But due to the lack of regulation of CBD products, there's no guarantee that the labeling is accurate.
Generally, drug tests look for THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, not CBD. However, full-spectrum products may contain traces of THC, which could lead to a positive drug test. CBD, short for cannabidiol, has become increasingly popular in recent years as a supplement. But since it contains traces of THC, it may be detected in drug tests or screenings. So if you're using full-spectrum CBD products that contain small amounts of THC, you may show up positive on a workplace drug test. It's also worth noting that since CBD products aren't regulated by the FDA, you may be taking CBD mixed with other cannabinoids, which could increase detectability.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil is a midpoint between full-spectrum isolated CBD with THC and isolated (but rather hollow) CBD without THC. CBD oil has several potential health benefits, but it's important to remember that it isn't a cure-all for all ailments. A study recently published in the Journal of Neurotherapy found that CBD has the potential to help with anxiety symptoms across all spectrums. If you're an athlete who uses CBD oil in your daily routine and you buy a contaminated or unregulated product, you may show up for a drug test. The type of pharmacological test given to you and the time elapsed since you last took CBD could influence whether it is detectable. Broad-spectrum CBD requires more processing and specialized equipment than full-spectrum CBD, making this form of CBD more expensive. But there are still many affordable high-quality and potent CBD oils available on the market. If you're worried about taking CBD with any level of THC showing up on a drug test, it's best to stop using it at least two weeks before the test.
There are many different factors to consider that influence how long CBD stays in your system and how it affects you. Therefore, it's highly unlikely that your workplace or sports drug test will test positive if you've carefully considered where you buy your CBD oil.