CBD products made with hemp may contain trace amounts of THC, even if the label doesn't indicate it. This means that people who consume CBD regularly may accumulate levels of THC high enough in their body to test positive. The most common cause of a failed CBD test is that the person is consuming a CBD oil product that contains THC. This can be either a full spectrum product or a low-quality isolated product with a small amount of THC.
Drug testing doesn't detect CBD because it doesn't cause intoxicating effects and it's not an illegal controlled substance. However, people who use CBD may not pass a drug test if their products are contaminated with THC or mislabeled. Drug testing isn't for detecting CBD, but it can detect THC, a component of marijuana. Your THC levels are unlikely to be high enough to result in a positive drug test result, even if you use a THC lotion or balm, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Declare your CBD status to your human resources department, your trainers, or any body that is conducting the test, just to be sure.
Even CBD suppliers themselves, who are aware of the responsibility they assume when making claims, have bluntly said that isolated, broad-spectrum CBD products do not risk testing positive for drug testing in the workplace. This study only looked at three of the most common cannabinoids found in hemp, and one of them failed a drug test. Although these tests don't detect CBD, some CBD products contain low amounts of THC, which, in theory, could prevent a person from passing a drug test. In fact, drug testing companies bluntly admit that THC poisoning only lasts for a few hours, but detectable levels of THC can stay in a person's body for a month or longer. In another case, a New Yorker sued another CBD company for failing to pass a test that cost him his job, according to Consumer Reports. Unintentional exposure to marijuana (through second-hand smoke) is unlikely to be enough for a person to test positive for drugs.
Two women sued a CBD company because they alleged that the company's products prevented them from passing drug tests. Many online resources state that there's no need to worry about not passing urine drug tests if you're taking pure CBD isolate. Although cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from cannabis, the same type of plant that marijuana comes from, CBD should not show up on a drug screening test. While it is unlikely that CBD will give you a false positive on a marijuana test, there are some exceptions to this rule that you should be aware of. As unfair as it may be, this kind of thing does happen and it is something that both the Food and Drug Administration and Congress are aware of.
Despite the great popularity of cannabidiol (CBD), there is still much confusion about the plant compound, even about whether it shows up on a drug screening test.