Will I Pass a Drug Test if I Use CBD?

Will I Pass a Drug Test if I Use CBD?

If you are wondering whether or not you would pass a drug test if you use NaturalWorks CBD, there is no clear-cut yes or no answer. There is always a possibility that you will test negative or positive, depending on the cannabidiol product you use and from where you get it.



What Is CBD and Why Is it Popular?


CBD is the commonly used short form of cannabidiol. It is derived from the cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. CBD is one of the many cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant. It is believed to have plethora of uses, many of which are still under investigation. 



Why Would You Fail a Drug Test after Using CBD? 

You would not even imagine that you would fail a drug test if you use something innocuous as a CBD oil or cream to support your general health and wellbeing.



CBD Products and Drug Tests


Legally, cannabidiol based products are not supposed to be contain more than 0.3% THC and some contain even less than that.  If you were to take such products, you should be able to clear a drug test. Just for the record, most drug tests show the presence or absence of THC. 


Unfortunately, there are circumstances that work against you where this is concerned. A major problem with CBD products available in the market is inaccurate labelling according to a study titled Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online that found many CBD products contained higher than permissible amounts of THC. According to the study 18 out of 84 samples tested had up to 6.43 mg/mL of THC, which is much above the legally permissible limit. 


If you use one of these mislabelled CBD products, your drug test would show the presence of THC.


The same study also showed that 26% of the tested samples had low levels of CBD, which would render them ineffective for the purpose you are using them for. 



Are There other Reasons You Would Fail a Drug Test after Using CBD?


If you were to use NaturalWorks CBD sourced from hemp, you should not have any discernible THC in your body at all. But people have failed drug tests even if they have used supposedly THC free CBD products or CBD products sourced from cannabis sativa plants with low levels of THC.


You can fail a drug test if you


  • Use mislabelled CBD products that actually contain THC
  • Use high quantities of CBD products that contain even permissible limits of THC
  • Use CBD products that may have been contaminated with THC (if produced in the same facility for example)



Though the risk is slim, you can also fail a drug test if the lab commits an error as this report shows. 



How Can You Ensure that You Can Take CBD and Pass a Drug Test?


When you are applying for a job, or your workplace has random drug testing, or you are taking part in any sports, you have to ensure that you pass various drug tests. 


At the same time, if you need to take CBD products, it is of utmost importance that you use cannabidiol products with permissible levels of THC, if at all. When buying CBD products online you should check that 


  • Products are made from hemp plants
  • That they have low or zero levels of THC
  • Read reviews to see what users are saying
  • Check about the possibility of cross-contamination with THC products
  • Avoid contact with anyone using THC products including second-hand smoke


To be on the safe side, take a break from using CBD for a week or more before a scheduled test. Do remember that if you use THC products, the substance can stay in your body for more than month. And, if you are still not certain whether the product you are using is THC free or not and you will definitely pass the drug test, you may be able to get a test privately earlier.



The Take Away


Even if you are using something that seems as innocent as a CBD cream or oil for a valid reason, you may not be sure of its actual content. If any CBD product contains THC, it may well show up in a drug test and this can have a negative impact on your life in many situations. It is always safer to use CBD sourced from hemp that contains minimal THC.

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