CBD is a modern-day miraculous ingredient with tons of therapeutic benefits and has shown promising results for many medical conditions. With its ever-increasing popularity, some concerns are also on the rise. One of them is, “can you take CBD and pass a drug test?
The simple answer would be yes if the CBD you are consuming is pure, as CBD is a non-psychoactive drug.
The plant cannabis Sativa is the source of hundreds of chemical compounds, including CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). The drug tests that are taken worldwide target the presence of that THC and its metabolites, as THC is a psychoactive ingredient that produces the notorious ”high” feeling. However, some CBD products we consume may contain slight traces of THC, which will appear on your drug test.
The question here is what we should do to have a negative drug test while still enjoying the benefits of CBD. It’s time to understand CBD a little better.
The cannabis plant can be broken into two components marijuana and hemp plant. Marijuana contains THC, which causes a high effect, but the hemp-derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC making it safe and legal. CBD is extracted from hemp along with other components.
The methods of extracting CBD determine its type and purity:
This is the purest CBD form and does not contain any traces of other compounds or cannabinoids. It comes in powder form, which is orally taken and used in oils and tinctures as well.
In full-spectrum CBD, other components of the plants are also present. These include CBN (cannabinoid), terpenes, flavonoids, THC, etc. It has a wide variety of uses in the form of topical creams, oils, serums, gummies, etc., which may help manage many ailments.
However, not all the producers of this oil disclose how much THC is in their product. So the monitoring of THC consumption becomes quite tricky here.
It is much like full-spectrum CBD but with the complete removal of THC from it. Other components of the cannabis plant are present in it, such as terpenes, flavonoids, CBN, etc.
You are consuming a CBD product but still got positive on your drug test. What went wrong? Here are some of the reasons you tested positive:
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not regulate CBD products, so the companies have a free hand to produce, publish CBD content, and sell the products. 70% of the CBD products sold are mislabeled as CBD isolate when in reality, they all contain THC as well. Often, THC in the product is much higher than the legally permitted percentage of 0.3.
If your product is kept with other THC products at your home or in-store, it can become contaminated by THC. During the manufacturing process, products can also become contaminated with THC leading to a positive drug test result.
You did not consume THC yourself, but you were present in the area for hours where the pot was being smoked. This inhalation of marijuana can lead to positive drug test results.
So, Can You Take CBD And Pass A Drug Test?
The answer goes both ways. For not testing positive, you need to research and buy your product from authentic sellers and ensure that your product is thoroughly cleaned of THC.