CBD, WORK, and DRUG TESTS.
So many people want to try CBD products, but have concerns about CBD and if it will show up in their drug tests, creating issues with employment.
The actual drug tests experts state that “conventional urine drug testing for cannabis targets a common metabolite of THC called THCCOOH”, meaning that the test is looking for the cannabinoid THC (1). THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the natural plant compound that is known to induce the “high” feeling that is associated with Marijuana. Both Marijuana and Hemp have THC in their natural compositions but, for the plant to be considered hemp, it must contain less than .3% THC. What sets hemp and Marijuana apart is the amount of each cannabinoid in the plant, overall.
But, what about CBD? Will it show up on a drug test? After all, CBD is derived from the hemp plant. There are three “spectrum” descriptors found on labels that will give an indication as to what can be expected of the contents: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate.
With hemp-derived CBD products, including Full Spectrum means that the entire plant’s cannabinoid profile is included in the final product and that includes the small amount of naturally occurring cannabinoids like CBN ( and THC. In broad spectrum CBD products, the THC has been removed but the remaining cannabinoids are present, including CBN. It is only CBD isolate products that have just the CBD cannabinoid and nothing more.
There are several classes of Cannabiniods; primary we are speaking about Major Cannabiniods (CBD) and Minor Cannabinoids (CBN, CBG).
CBD is considered to be the gold standard among non-intoxicating cannabinoids, and it’s the hemp compound with which consumers are most familiar. Every good brand should offer at least one CBD product since consumers around the world reach for this cannabinoid.
CBG on the other hand, is gradually gaining traction within the hemp market, and a significant fuss is being made over this cannabinoid’s potential digestive and antimicrobial attributes. Rather than being seen as an alternative to CBD, a "white label CBD" is usually viewed as an add-on to the CBD experience.
Lastly, CBN is becoming popular among people who want to sleep better at night or overcome nausea. CBN isn’t as well-known as CBD or CBG, but the rising popularity of CBG has opened the door to acceptance of non-intoxicating cannabinoids other than CBD.
This is where the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) comes in! Remember, the COA is the official lab report that details all of the ingredients of the CBD product, to include the amount and type of CBD used (CBD Profile). Companies should have ready and viewable, COA's of each product for their customers to view; these should be up to date and not several years old.
If you are concerned with being tested and the presence of THC, we would direct you to choose products made with isolate CBD, as products made with this compound alone haven't caused any test subjects to showcase positive for THC.
Be aware that most testing for substances that is executed is done to look for the compound THC. While failing a THC drug test due to CBD alone is unlikely, it’s always good to be informed on what cannabinoids are present in your CBD products.
Using full spectrum products (hemp oil), you’re taking in all of the different cannabinoids that the hemp plant has to offer- even very small amounts of THC. (.3% or less to be exact). While this amount is very small by nature, there is a slight possibility that it can show up depending on some variables:
- How often you take the CBD product, The frequency of use.
- The person's body weight.
- Their C1 and C2 receptors respond.
- The dosage taken each time, or the quantity used.
Each person has a unique body chemistry & is taking the products in different amounts so we can’t assure you 100%.
If you do happen to test positive, please be aware that it could even be a “false positive”.