Very unlikely. But here’s why you should still play it safe.
At Simply CBD, we are often asked if CBD can show up in a drug test. Here’s what you need to know about drug testing, how it affects your CBD use, and why you don’t need to worry about it showing up on a drug test.
Drug testing involves evaluation of a biological sample to determine if the subject has been using certain drugs. In some fields, pre-employment and other work-related drug tests are common, especially when it comes to government and public safety jobs. They’re also common in athletics, as well as after accidents and for medical reasons.
Drug testing is usually conducted using biological samples including urine, saliva, blood, and hair. All of these tests could be used to detect the presence of marijuana:
- Urine drug testing is the most common type used by employers. Urinalysis will show the presence of a substance even after the effects of the drug have worn off; the length of time varies by drug.
- Saliva testing (mouth swab) is a reliable way to detect recent drug use (up to three days), but it is less reliable for long-term use.
- Hair testing is better suited to determine longtime drug use (more than 90 days).
- Blood testing is an invasive yet reliable way to test for drugs present in the system at the moment. It’s also commonly used for toxicology testing.
Simply CBD’s products contain zero THC
CBD and THC are both cannabinoids with similar chemical compositions, but different effects on the human body. The biggest difference is that THC is known to cause psychoactive or intoxicating effects, and CBD does not. CBD is safe and legal for use in the state of Louisiana, and all Simply CBD products are tested to confirm they contain 0.0% THC.
You won’t fail a drug test if you use any of Simply CBD’s products. If you obtain your CBD elsewhere, we recommend that you check the ingredients and the retailer’s reputation. Generally, as long as the CBD you’re using is hemp-derived and verifiably free of THC, it is perfectly legal, and will not be detected in a standard drug test. Even though regularly consuming very high doses of CBD could technically trigger a false positive result, it would have to be really high doses — between 1,000 and 2,000 mg/day, which still won’t surpass the federal limit of 50 nanograms of THC metabolite per milliliter of urine.
Can you test for CBD specifically?
Standard drug tests currently in use only detect the presence of THC. Most testing done by employers that screens for cannabis looks for the presence of THC or THC metabolites, not CBD. It would take a specific test to detect CBD, and most employers aren’t interested in paying for additional tests for CBD since it has no psychoactive or intoxicating effects and therefore won’t impair the ability to perform job functions. For medical purposes, however, we recommend full disclosure to medical professionals about any medications and substances you’re using.
Remember, it’s important to check the ingredients on the labels and know what’s in your CBD products. All of our Simply CBD products have been lab- tested to confirm they contain 0.0% THC, so you can use them with confidence. We’re more than happy to show you how to use any of our products and discuss the dosage that might work best for you.
Stop by any of our CBD stores across New Orleans to learn more about CBD and to check out our huge selection of hemp-derived CBD products.