Can I fail a drug screening from taking CBD Oil?

If you’re considering using CBD Oil as a treatment to your health condition, you may have some concerns about whether or not you could test positive for marijuana use on a drug screening that may be required of you when looking to maintain or find employment. 

A drug screening analyzes your blood, urine, hair, sweat, or saliva to check for the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in your body. 

CBD is indeed a cannabinoid, however, not the cannabinoid drug screenings are testing for. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound found in the marijuana plant that drug screenings are looking to detect. It is the psychoactive compound people associate the marijuana plant with most as it binds with a specific receptor in the brain that causes a “high”. Screenings testing for THC have very little cross-reactivity to cannabinoids that are not intoxicating, such as CBD. 

Hemp-based CBD Oils and products do not carry the same risk of a failed drug screening when taken at the recommended amounts. The reason for this is that these products typically contain no more than trace amounts (less than 0.3 percent) of THC. *For most, the way you could test positive for THC while using CBD is by consuming over 1,000 milligrams a day. To put this in perspective, most CBD users will only consume about 120 to 160 milligrams a day. If you did happen to ingest an exceedingly high dose of CBD (such as 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams), you would consume approximately 3 to 6 milligrams of THC which would cause you to test positive on a drug screening. Most workplace drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiols or other legal natural hemp-based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. 

If for any reason you were to get a positive result on a drug screening for THC while only using CBD, upon full confirmation or analysis through a mass spec – LC or GC/MS Drug Test the result would be ruled out as a false positive once it reached the confirmatory test. This is because that test is more accurate and specific to the THC compound and THC-metabolites.

A consumer using a high-quality, scientifically vetted hemp-based product at the suggested dosage is highly unlikely to test positive for THC. However, when taken in high dosages (over 1,000 milligrams per day) or based upon other dietary and physiological factors,  it is possible that one could test positive for THC on a drug screening. Ultimately, it is best to be informed of the specific regulations posed by employers that employees need to abide by in order to retain/achieve employment and adjust their consumption of CBD accordingly.  Biolief is a Florida CBD Oil Manufacturer