Will CBD make me fail a Drug Test?

Will CBD make me fail a Drug Test?

CBD while being completely non-psychoactive can still contain traces of THC and other psychoactive compounds which may show up in some urine tests.


Why does CBD give false positives? 

Low-quality isolate products can contain more traces of THC, which can cause some drug tests to pick up on this. Higher quality Isolate based products should contain only CBD and nothing more, in theory, this should allow you to pass a drug test with absolute flying colours. However, the market today is full of unreliable sources and dodgy products that aren’t as pure as stated, so you need to make sure that you do your own research and only purchase from reputable sources.

Due to the nature of distillate and full spectrum products, they may be more likely to give a false positive due to the fact they contain many more components of the plant. This includes other compounds such as THC in trace amounts but still below the legal limit still.


Can you get around this?

Unfortunately, if you’re part of an organisation that produces random toxicology screenings or are participating in a job hiring process that requires a drug test, the only way to get around this is to explain that you use CBD products which may contain trace amounts of psychoactive, but well below the amount of a chronic cannabis user.

If this conversation is unable to be had, I would suggest sticking to solely CBD Isolate products as they will have a much lower risk of detection on a run of the mill drug tests.


Although CBD may show up on urine screenings, this is not down to CBD itself and only happens due to low-quality isolate products or distillate/full spectrum products, as there will be trace amounts of THC. If you’re unsure, always consult with your doctor.

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