Drug Testing and CBD Will I pass a drug test taking CBD? Will CBD cause me to Fail a Drug test?


What you should know about CBD and Drug Tests


Does using CBD Hemp products result in a Positive Drug Test for THC or Marijuana?

Please Note:  CBD Life USA or  any of its affiliate companies are not responsible in any way if you  fail a drug test.  We politely tell any existing or prospective  customers to refrain from consuming any hemp derived products if there  is even the slightest chance they will have to take a drug tests.  

 Again, there are a lot of lifestyle  factors to take into account when determining where you might stand.

Dosage amount, Frequency of use, just to name a few.



In Regards To, Drug Testing; We are ONLY talking about CBD Products that contain small trace amounts of THC ONLY.  For the purpose of this topic we are talking about THC in Full Spectrum CBD Products

FALSE POSITIVE  -   When drug testing is mandated, employers  must follow the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health  Services Administration) guidelines because it puts them on solid legal  ground. Typically, there is an overlap between testing guidelines and  accepted cutoff levels for drugs and drug metabolites in confirmatory  testing and screening.

THC  is widely recognized as being responsible for marijuana's  psychoactivity and euphoria, a routine urine drug screen for marijuana  use consists of an immunoassay with antibodies that are made to detect  it, and its main metabolite, 11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH). SAMHSA  has set the cutoff level for a positive urine screen in the immunoassay  at 50 ng/mL. When the immunoassay screen is positive at the > 50  ng/mL level, a confirmatory GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry)  test is performed to verify the positive urine screen. The confirmatory  GC/MS has a cutoff level of 15 ng/mL and is specific only to the  11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite.  Fortunately, the urine drug screen for  THC-COOH is known to have very little cross-reactivity to other  cannabinoids that are not psychoactive, such as CBD (cannabidiol), CBG  (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), and others. 

This is good news for  “normal” consumers of CBD/hemp oil and CBD Alternative Health Products  That said, individuals using  unusually large doses of a cannabinoid-rich hemp oil product (above  1000-2000 mg of hemp oil daily) could theoretically test positive during  the initial urinary screen IF the products carry less than .3% THC in  them. Although very rare, the urine screen in these cases would likely  represent a “false positive” due to other non-THC metabolites or  compounds, which may cross-react with the immunoassay. When this is the  case, the confirmatory GC/MS test would be negative, since CBD and other  cannabinoids will not be detected by the more accurate (and specific)  GC/MS screen. 

All  products on CBD Life USA or any of its affiliate  companies  carry NO THC and are Isolate based products 

For example, hemp  contains anywhere from 1/10th to 1/300th of  THC  found  in marijuana. An individual consuming 1000-2000 mg per day of hemp oil  would thus consume approximately 3-6 mg of THC. This exceedingly high  dose may result in detection of positive urine screen in up to 11% to  23% of assays.

On the  other hand, there is some data demonstrating that at daily doses of  0.5mg of THC from 3-5 servings of most commercial CBD-rich hemp oil  products, the positive urine screen rate is < 0.2%. Again, most  servings of typical high-quality, high-purity CBD-based hemp oil  products contain well below 0.1mg of THC and therefore have over 400-600  times less THC than marijuana products.

What  does all this mean? Put simply, a consumer who uses a high-quality,  scientifically vetted hemp-based product at the standard serving size is  highly unlikely to test positive for THC and/or THC-COOH. However, it’s  important to be cognizant that extremely high doses may result in a  positive urine screen (that would be subsequently shown to be false via  GC/MS). 

 If you have any concern  about testing positive for THC when using CBD-containing hemp oil,  please seek advice from your health care professional.


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