Will CBD Show Up in a Drug Test?
These days people are turning to more natural alternatives for so many different medical needs – from headaches to epilepsy you would be amazed at how many medications can be replaced with a plant. The truth is, medical marijuana can treat dozens of medical conditions and there are probably many more that will benefit from it as more research is conducted. However, this is not always enough for some people – who might fear losing their job for using medical marijuana.
This is one of the reasons that CBD has grown so quickly in popularity – not only is it non-psychoactive and able to treat many of the same conditions that are usually treated with THC, but it doesn’t show up in your average drug test.
However – that doesn’t mean you can go out and buy just any CBD oil products and be sure you can pass your next surprise drug test. You will want to make sure that you are buying an oil that is tested and proven to be 100% pure CBD. Some lower grade CBD oils that you can buy in convenience stores and online say they are pure – but there are still trace amounts of THC in them.
You should also know that high CBD cannabis oil and CBD oil are two different things entirely. While high CBD cannabis oil is going to provide all the same benefits, still without the intoxicating effects of THC, the oil is still going to contain some THC. Most of these oils and concentrates are made from strains like Charlotte’s Web, AC/DC and Harlequin – all of which are high CBD strains, but all of which have more than .03% THC (the amount the differentiates hemp from marijuana).
The likelihood that there is enough THC in a hemp oil product that it will show up in your system during routine drug testing is unlikely – but it is not completely unheard of. If you are hoping to medicate without fear of failing a drug test, then looking for a pure CBD oil – not a full spectrum CBD oil – is going to e the only way to 100% avoid the risk of being positive for THC.
However, hopefully this fear will soon be a thing of the past as many states are moving away from including marijuana in routine pre-employment drug screening. Even the federal government is considering moving away from immediately rejecting applications solely for a positive marijuana test – hopefully signaling the end of drug testing that prevents people from both medicating and being gainfully employed.