There are a few points to consider here, please read carefully. Some CBD products are made from Marijuana and will contain THC, which would cause someone using that brand of CBD to fail a drug test.
CBD not made from Marijuana is made from industrial hemp, which by law has less than 0.3% THC, and after refinement would typically have less - so the chances are very slim that this level of THC would cause someone to fail a drug test.
ReThink CBD contains NO THC and would not cause someone to fail a drug test. We go into greater detail below, it is important to understand all aspects of CBD and who you are purchasing from before you should buy.
This is a question that has come up quite a bit, so we wanted to provide some analysis that really takes a “deep dive” into the matter – hope this helps answer your questions.
Does Broad Spectrum CBD Show Up on A Drug Test?
Broad Spectrum CBD produced from hemp should not show up in a drug test for probation unless you’ve been consuming extremely high titrates daily for a substantial period of time. It’s estimated that you’d have to be consuming 2,000 milligrams of CBD or more daily before you ‘might” fail a drug test.
The answer to this question, however, greatly depends on a few things. What type of drug test are we talking about? A drug test for probation of a drug test for a job? There is a big difference as one is commonly a urine test and the other a hair follicle test. Drug tests aren’t always for employment; There are several reasons one may have to take a drug test and several different types of drug tests.
How could you fail a drug test for THC if you were only taking CBD?
The answer is because hemp does contain minute traces amounts of THC (0.3% or less) in it. So, in theory, if you were consuming full spectrum CBD, it would contain all terpenes and compounds from the hemp plant including THC. This is why ReThink only processes Broad Spectrum CBD, because it eliminates almost all the THC in the manufacturing process compared to full spectrum manufacturing.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Broad Spectrum CBD contains everything that full spectrum CBD contains, except for the THC. This requires an extra step in processing to isolate and remove the THC, which is what makes it possible to consume CBD without any psychoactive effects. All of the ReThink products are made with broad spectrum CBD, so you don’t have to worry about your wellness routine affecting any other part of your life.
Different Types of Drug Tests
There are several different types of drug tests. CBD alone should not show up on any of them unless it is being looked for. Let’s take a quick look at some of the different drug tests used today. Keep in mind most drug tests do not test for CBD.
Hair Test – A hair follicle test shows everything and can detect just about anything a screener is looking for. These types of tests are generally for position in casinos, private security, and government.
Blood Test – Blood tests will show any toxins in your blood. These types are usually only conducted for medical reasons or after accidents and crimes. CBD can be detected in a blood test if it is being looked for.
Urine Test – These tests are most commonly used for probation or employment. CBD should not show up in these tests as they are designed to look for THC, Cocaine, Meth, Benzos and other abused drugs. The only way you could fail a urine test with CBD is if you were taking extremely large amounts of it daily over a prolonged period like mentioned above.
Saliva Test - A saliva test can only detect THC for up to 24 hours on average. More employers are favoring this form of testing as it tends to target at work use vs. use on one’s own time at home. It’s virtually impossible for you to fail a saliva test from CBD.
Currently in the U.S., CBD from industrial hemp is not against the law. Though you may have a hard time explaining the difference between hemp and marijuana to police officials. There is a test to detect CBD (the BEAM test), but it isn’t currently in use as it would not serve a purpose legally.
As more people embrace the health benefits offered by CBD, more questions about the legality of it are bound to surface. CBD can come from hemp and marijuana, so it is very important to know where your CBD comes from. Having a certified lab test with results accompanying any CBD product is a good idea.
With all the good that CBD has to offer it’s hard not to want to give it a try. Be sure to only purchase CBD from a trusted source that provides independent lab testing as part of their regular offering.