The sixty-four million dollar question and the one most people care about the most whenever we’re talking about cannabis products: Will I fail a drug test – and potentially lose my job?
Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
This is a tricky question, but it’s fair to say you probably won’t fail a drug test using CBD. Our Broad Spectrum CBD is THC-free, But passing or failing a drug test does depend on the kind of test being performed and whether you’re using broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD.
First, however, let’s do a little background on what CBD actually is:
What is CBD?
CBD is non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Cannabinoids themselves don’t (and can’t) cause the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. That comes from Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), a different chemical compound found in cannabis and the culprit behind that high feeling.
The most common form of CBD is actually an isolate. Which, if you’ve read our past blog post on isolates, you’ll remember means that the specific chemical component, in this case, cannabidiol (CBD), is isolated from the whole plant compound using a process called chromatography. That leaves you with just the part of the plant you want to use.
Other than the CBD isolate, there are two other common terms you’ll see when describing CBD:
- Full-spectrum CBD: Contains trace amounts of THC. The legal limit for these types of products is less than 0.3%.
- Broad-spectrum CBD: Starts as full-spectrum CBD, and when the THC is removed, it becomes broad-spectrum.
Both broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD contains all the other beneficial chemical constituents of the hemp plant, which means you get all the benefits of the other chemical constituents (called the “entourage effect”), as well as the benefits of cannabidiol, and the useful terpenes, without the “high” feeling.
Plant Therapy’s Broad Spectrum CBD is THC-free, meaning it contains no (0.0%) THC. You can investigate for yourself even further by checking the actual test results, available on each product page.
So, will you fail a drug test while using CBD?
There are two types of drug tests. The first type of drug test looks for cannabidiol, which is a phytocannabinoid. This test is no longer federally legal. That said, some companies may not have updated their testing requirements to meet the new legal standards.
Most workplace drug screens and tests target Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) and do not target or detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. So we really recommend checking with your employer to learn which type of drug test they perform if you’re choosing to use CBD, just to make sure.
As broad spectrum CBD contains no THC, it should not cause you to fail a drug test. However, if you’re taking full spectrum CBD, the small amount of THC may be enough for you to test positive on a drug screen.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or under a doctors care, please consult with a physician or qualified professional before using this product.