Drug tests are routine in many areas of occupation. Not only must you submit a drug test before being hired, but many companies also issue random drug tests to ensure their employees are clean.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who consume CBD products, you might be wondering if CBD will show up on your drug test. Could your recreational or medical CBD products cost you your job?
CBD and delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both cannabinoids that come from the same plant, but they have different effects on the body. While THC leads to the “high” often described with marijuana, CBD doesn’t.
CBD can be used for a variety of purposes, such as pain relief, anxiety, depression, and more.
Does CBD Show Up On a Drug Test?
Luckily, drug tests are designed to detect the presence of THC in your urine, not CBD.
There are two drug tests for THC:
- Immunoassay – the most common drug test with a urine or blood sample
- Confirmatory using mass spectrometry – considered the “gold standard” of testing, but is more expensive and time-consuming
CBD shouldn’t show up on your drug test unless the CBD contains high amounts of THC. This is problematic because CBD isn’t regulated by the federal government, so your CBD may contain higher levels of CBD than advertised. Investigate your product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA) to get more details on THC count.
At Nationwide Drug Testing Service, our staff is not only understanding and considerate but knowledgeable as well. From the moment you contact us, you work with a professional, well-trained Representative who stays with you throughout the entire process.
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