Doe’s CBD Oil show up on Drug Tests?
Doe’s CBD Oil show up on drug tests? This is a question not many people know the answer to, but it is asked a lot. CBD (cannabidiol) is extracted from the cannabis plant, using three different methods, CO2 extraction, steam distillation, and solvent extraction. Once it is extracted from the plant it is then mixed with a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or hemp oil.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in the plant unlike THC, this means that CBD won’t give you the “high sensation” that THC does. It is used for things such as pain, anxiety and a sleep aid. Cannabidiol still has a complicated regulatory status and is still classified as a schedule 1 substance. Which means legally speaking it has no medical use and a “high potential for abuse”. For it to be legal in the UK the percentage of THC allowed is 0.3%.
Will a drug test show CBD?
Although it’s very unlikely that CBD will show up. As it normally screens for cannabis, which means they are looking for THC or THC metabolites not CBD. Technically, CBD is a chemical, and if you ingest it, your body will metabolize it so it can be detected. The average drug test is not designed to pick up CBD.
If there’s a little THC in my CBD oil, will I fail my drug test?
Different drug tests have different thresholds. For example, a hair test is designed to catch chronic substance use. So, if your CBD oil only has trace amounts of THC in it (legally has to be less than .3%) and you aren’t chugging it by the bottle, it’s very unlikely it will show up in a hair test.
If you’re taking a urine or oral fluid test, the detection thresholds are even lower. Gannon says that “depending on a number of parameters – including amount consumed, how often one uses CBD products, and body composition – it is possible that these traces amount of THC could accumulate and then be detected in a drug test.” “It’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely.”
Is there a drug test that could detect CBD?
Its not standard to test for CBD therefore if your employer wanted to then they would have to commission it and pay for it. The employer would have to notify the testing company that the employer would like to test for an additional analyte and pay the testing company additional charges to cover expenses associated with CBD, such as having to purchase additional standards for detection and slightly modifying their existing standard operating procedures to include CBD. However, it is very unlikely since CBD won’t impair your ability to perform your job functions.