Will I fail a drug test?
Our True Full Spectrum™ extraction process retains as close to 100% match to the raw plant as possible; which, of course, includes trace amounts of THC, and therefore there is a chance that a drug test will show a positive result.
However, it’s unlikely that CBD will show up in a drug test. If you have to take one for employment, chances are they will be screening for cannabis. That actually means they’re looking for the presence of THC or THC metabolites—not CBD.
Technically, CBD/CBDa is a chemical, and if you ingest it, your body will metabolize it, so it can be detected. The average drug test is not designed to “pick up” CBD, or any other compounds found in cannabis other than THC, says Brenda Gannon, a toxicologist and laboratory director at Steep Hill Arkansas. She says that “because CBD is chemically distinct from THC, it is unlikely that pure CBD would be detected in these types of drug tests.”
Different types of drug tests have different detection thresholds. A hair test, for example, is designed to catch chronic substance use, it still may not show up in a hair test.
Gannon says that “depending on a number of parameters—including amount consumed, how often one uses CBD products, and body composition—it is possible that these trace amounts of THC could accumulate and then be detected in a drug test.” “It’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely,” concurs Jamie Corroon, a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Natural Medicine and the founder of the Center for Medical Cannabis Education.
There are many variables and because our products are made with the natural profile of the plant you should always speak to your employer before using our products if drug testing is required.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!