With CBD becoming popular among the public, much doubt regarding its usage has crept into the minds of consumers. One of these doubts pertains to the effect it would have on a drug test. Some people who try CBD as an alternative medicine wonder whether it would lead to a failed test. That doubt comes from a general concern people have over their job, but there is no scientific reason to think that cannabidiol could cause such an issue.
Not all cannabidiol-infused products are the same. In some states, it is legal to use products infused with CBD containing 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol. However, high-cannabidiol marijuana strains are sold in some legal states with about 30% CBD and a considerable amount of THC. If you consume the latter kind of product, you might just have a failed drug test, but do not blame CBD for this.
The fact is hemp-based cannabidiol products sold in almost every state do not have the same risk. These items usually contain 3.5% cannabidiol and just 0.3% THC. So whether you would have a failed test depends on what item you consume before it, and needless to say, when.
To help explain this concept better, let us put it in beer terms. Almost every domestic brew has between 4.2% and 5.5% alcohol by volume, but non-alcoholic beers have only about 0.4% ABV. These concoctions have some amount of alcohol, but their consumption cannot cause intoxication. Likewise, CBD products with 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol cannot give you a high mood or put you at risk of failing the test.
Drug tests only search for a particular cannabinoid, namely THC, when determining whether the person has been consuming marijuana. So however much cannabidiol course through one’s veins when the test happens, it would not lead to a failed outcome. The trace amount of tetrahydrocannabinol in industrial hemp-based cannabidiol products, might cause a false-positive result if the individual was taking above 1 gram per day. Almost every CBD user consumes between 120 and 160 milligrams each day on average.
Many common, legal items can result in a false positive, but it is not the same thing as a failed test. Some recent research reveals that cannabidiol can remain in one’s body for over 10 days. It is one of the fat-soluble compounds, so the duration depends on the frequency of CBD’s use, the user’s overall diet and body weight. Then again, you do not have to bother about how it might affect your drug test. CBD would not cause a failed outcome.