CBD stands for ‘cannabidiol’, which is a natural substance derived from cannabis (marijuana) plants, and also in hemp plants. CBD is not high-inducing like THC but some CBD oil products may have trace amounts of THC. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the substance that induces a high or intoxicating feeling.
So, Does CBD oil show up on a drug test?
As per the guidelines of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA (USA), the limit for THC presence per millilitre is 50 nanograms. This means that most drug tests will not have you failed if you have THC traces in your system under the stated limit.
Which CBD products are best for me?
If your work requires you to take drug tests to determine peak efficiency and performance, then it is advisable to refrain from using lesser-known brands’ CBD products. Furthermore, it is recommended to go with Hemp-based CBD oil & products rather than CBD which is derived from marijuana plants. Hemp-based CBD products are mandated by FDA to have less than 0.3% of THC content. While marijuana-based CBD products will most likely have higher content as the marijuana plant itself contains higher THC compared to hemp plants.
CBD product Types:
Full-spectrum CBD and its oil is extracted from either of the CBD containing plant types. While CBD products made from Cannabis plants will have a more varied range of THC presence.
CBD oil-based products based on hemp products will be limited to less than 0.3% THC presence.
Although, it is a bit difficult to know how much THC the product has based on its plant source, as some manufacturers may not disclose this information in the packaging. Therefore, it is advisable to go with known manufacturers who would provide accurate details about the product.
Like Full-spectrum CBD oil-based products, these may have additional compounds. This type of CBD product is often stripped off of THC traces by additional processes. Hence, Broad-Spectrum CBD oil-based products are a safe choice for having very next to no amount of THC content.
CBD oil isolates are the purest version of CBD containing products with no additional compounds. These usually are made from hemp plants and should not contain any THC, making these the safest choice for those who do not want THC in their system.
Most drug tests for THC are from urine, as THC is rapidly eliminated in the bloodstream. The permitted THC presence in urine is 50 nanograms/ml.