A common question for first time CBD users is “Will taking CBD make me fail a drug test?” In this article, we are going to go over how drug tests work and whether or not CBD use is a cause for concern when a drug test is required.
How do drug tests work?
Urine drug tests (the most common diagnostic test for the detection of cannabis) detect the following substances: alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, and cannabis.
Urine drug screenings are an immunoassay test which uses antibodies that latch on to specific drugs or their metabolites. If the antibodies identify a drug, they will produce a signal that shows the test as positive. The federal government determines acceptable drug concentration levels for urine drug screenings.
If a test detects a drug under the mandated concentration threshold, the test will be returned as negative. However, if a person tests positive on a screening test, a follow-up, confirmatory test is usually administered. These confirmatory tests are much more accurate in detecting drugs and their metabolites.
Can you fail a drug test from CBD?
Urine drug screenings test for THC and not CBD. This means that people can fail a drug test if they consume a CBD product that also contains THC.
Although manufacturers may state that they eliminate the THC from their products, this may not be entirely true. The product may not have been third-party tested or is mislabeled pertaining to THC dosage.
Drug tests do not screen for CBD because it is not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who want to avoid testing positive for THC on a drug test should purchase CBD products from reliable sources that can confirm the product does not contain any THC.
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