Everything You Need to Know about CBD, THC, and Drug Testing

CBD oil is certainly hot and trending at the moment. It's easy to see why, CBD oil is providing key support and relief for many health conditions.

You might be intrigued to try it yourself but may have some reservations. Will CBD show up on a drug test? Is there THC in CBD oil?

The short answer is no. THC will not show up on a drug test because CBD oil has absolutely negligible amounts of THC, if any at all. 

However, you might still be on the fence so let's dive in and lay out everything you need to know about CBD, THC, and drug testing. 

The Science Of CBD Oil

 

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis known as a cannabinoid. THC, for example, is one of the most famous cannabinoid because it's responsible for the psychoactive "high" associated with cannabis consumption.

CBD, however, is not psychoactive and does not get you high. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant (usually hemp since it has very low levels of THC) and is then combined with a carrier oil like coconut oil for absorption into the bloodstream. Based on the carrier oil, the concentration of CBD can vary dramatically. 

The Many Health Benefits of CBD

CBD oil is mentioned almost every day in the news as a miracle cure whether it's relieving pain, curing cancer, alleviating tremendous neurological conditions, or simply reducing anxiety. 

The health claims might seem overblown but there is a plethora of scientific studies pointing to CBD's medical benefits. Here are some below. 

Sleep Issues: CBD is helping people finally easily get restful, deep sleep. Here's a compiled list of scientific research research to back this up. 

Pain: CBD has also been found to help reducing chronic pain issues. 

Inflammation: CBD has been shown in numerous studies to reduce inflammation, a factor that underlies many health conditions. 

Depression: Many scientific studies have found CBD to be an antidepressant

Anxiety: CBD can also significantly reduce anxiety

Does CBD oil have THC in it?

Some CBD oils brand do contain very small amounts of THC. Others do not. If a CBD oil does contain THC, it will be less than 0.3%, as stated by law. Trust-worthy brands have much less than THC than 0.3%. All of our products include up to date third-party laboratory reports to prove this. 

What's the difference between THC and CBD?

While CBD is not psychoactive, THC is. Consuming THC can have the following effects:

  • Paranoia
  • Euphoria
  • Anxiety
  • Hunger increase
  • Pain relief
  • Short-term memory issues
  • Dry eyes and mouth 

THC is known as a compound that has biphasic effects. This means that it has opposing effects depending on the dose (i.e. a small dose of THC can relieve anxiety and a large dose can increase it). 

How Does Cannabis Testing Happen?

 

Drug testing is a common practice for a number of jobs in the U.S and around the world. The two most common tests are: 

Urine tests: The cut off often used for a positive test for THC is 50 ng/mL. Hence, if you have less than this in your urine, cannabis will not test positively. 

It is good to know that your urine could test positive for THC for as long as 100 days. Although it does depend quite heavily on how much you consume and how often.

Blood tests: Cannabinoids can also be detected in your blood but tests are not that common since it's expensive and unreliable. Blood tests can detect THC in your system for a maximum of about one week after cannabis consumption.

So Will CBD Oil Show Up On A Drug Test? 

If you consume CBD oil, you will not test positive for cannabis on most standard drug tests. Standard drug tests are testing for THC so there is a very small chance you will test positive for THC. 

The legal limit for THC content in CBD oil is 0.3% in the U.S and 0.2% in most of Europe. If you were to consume up to 2,000 mg of CBD oil daily at the maximum legal limit of 0.3% THC. You would then be consuming up to 6mg of THC a day. While this is still a minimal amount, it would make a positive result on a drug test possible.

Decide how much you will consume daily and do the math to work out how much THC you'll have in your blood. Obviously, getting CBD from reputable brands remove all of this burden since you'd need to consume an insane amount of CBD to test positive 5,000 to 10,000+ mg - most people use ~10-50mg. 

A Much Needed Summary

If you consume a lot of CBD oil that has THC in it (the legal limit is up to 0.3%), there is a chance you may fail a drug test. Hence, the importance to use reputable and reliable CBD companies that have much less than 0.3% of THC. 

Our CBD product are popular because they have much less than 0.3% THC, use full-spectrum CBD oil for an optimal entourage effect, coconut oil as a carrier oil for optimal absorption, and a well-crafted blend of essential oils for maximum therapeutic relief and wonderful taste. Try one today and never worry about testing positive for THC.