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CBD is a wildly popular lifestyle addition that can be taken in a variety of ways – but does this amazing compound show up on a drug test?
Let’s start with the most important question to settle this once and for all: what is CBD, and how is it different from THC? For starters, cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the more than 100 cannabinoids that are naturally present in Cannabis sativa. While THC is also a cannabinoid, these two cannabis-derived substances are vastly different in their chemical compositions and effects on the human body.
While THC is a psychoactive substance, which means it has a notable psychological effect, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it doesn’t significantly affect your state of mind. It does not affect you in the same way that THC does, and will not cause you to become intoxicated on its own.
As of 2018, CBD is no longer considered to be a constituent of cannabis at the federal level, which means that this harmless cannabinoid’s days of being considered a Schedule I drug are finally over.
Therefore, you can’t be federally prosecuted for owning or using CBD, and an increasing number of states are fully legalizing CBD sale and use. Even though both CBD and THC come from Cannabis sativa, the overall public conversation regarding CBD use is relaxing significantly, and even THC use is becoming more mainstream and acceptable in contemporary society.
Will CBD show up in a drug test? While it is highly unlikely you will fail a drug test, it is possible to trigger a false positive result.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s cover some of the complexities of this subject. When you use CBD, trace amounts of this cannabinoid build up in your bodily tissues, which means that if a testing agency were to specifically test for CBD, they would almost certainly find it in your system. Since CBD is not illegal, however, testing agencies don’t usually test for CBD specifically.
The main concern among people who use CBD isn’t the potential of this cannabinoid to show up in a drug test. Rather, as a CBD user, you’re more concerned that this substance’s less socially acceptable cousin, THC, might come along for the ride and derail your entire adventure.
All CBD products contain nearly untraceable amounts of THC. The amounts present in these products are so small that it’s highly unlikely that it would appear in a drug test. In fact, for CBD to be legally sold, it must contain less than 0.3% THC – a tiny, trace amount.
That being said, there’s no way to truly rule out the possibility of a CBD product showing up on a drug test. While unlikely, it is possible, and if this were to happen, you should explain the situation and request a second test.
It’s important to understand the difference between full-spectrum and isolate CBD. Full-spectrum CBD contains the “full spectrum” of cannabinoids and terpenes naturally present in hemp oil. For instance, hemp oil contains THCV, CBN, CBD, and a variety of terpenes, such as limonene and beta-caryophyllene, that each have their own effects.
Isolate CBD, on the other hand, only contains the isolated CBD molecule and very, very small portions of other compounds. Therefore, people who use isolate CBD don’t experience the entourage effect, which is a synergistic hypothesis in which the combined constituents of full-spectrum hemp oil accentuate each other.
While full-spectrum hemp oil has a variety of incredible ingredients, it does contain trace amounts of THC. By law, however, CBD products must contain less than 0.3 percent THC to be sold on the general market.
Therefore, CBD products sold by reputable, law-abiding companies like CBDfx contain less than a third of one percent THC, which is often too low of a concentration to show up on drug tests — although it is still possible. According to Scott Covington, the president of Health Link Drug Testing, “the cutoff for marijuana is 50 nanograms and in order to do that you’ve got to be under the influence of marijuana. The CBD oil has to contain less than 0.3 percent.”
With this statement, this drug testing expert confirms that while possible, it’s difficult to consume enough full-spectrum CBD to test positive on a drug test for THC.
Here at CBDfx, our CBD vape pens and CBD vape juices are some of our most popular products. As a result, customers who want to use these products frequently reach out to us with concerns about the THC content of our CBD vape solutions. While everything we’ve covered so far also applies to our CBD e-liquid, we thought we’d cover this topic specifically to assuage any fears you may still have.
It is possible for CBD vape oil to show up on a drug test, but you’d have to consume an incredible amount of full-spectrum CBD. To lessen the chances that your CBD vape product of choice won’t make you fail a drug test, try a CBDfx vape pen or vape juice bottle, or just make sure you don’t buy your CBD vape product from less reputable sources.
All the disposable CBD vape pens we sell here at CBDfx.com contain 0.3 percent or less THC. You’d need to breathe in massive amounts of this CBD vapor for long periods of time to stand the slightest chance of testing positive for THC after using our vape pens. If you’d like to try our pens yourself, choose our Fresh Mint CBD Vape Pen 12 Pack and vape to your heart’s content!
In the end, there’s nothing different about vaping CBD and ingesting it any other way when it comes to drug testing. The fact remains that many drug-testing companies don’t actually test for CBD, and the amount of full-spectrum CBD you’d have to consume to have more than 50 micrograms of THC in your system is a number that would be very difficult to reach. Even if you did nothing but consume full-spectrum CBD all day for a week, it’s unlikely you’d reach that 50 microgram THC testing threshold.
Like most reputable CBD companies, our team here at CBDfx has chosen to offer full-spectrum CBD products within our collection. Full-spectrum CBD’s potential to have increased quality compared to isolate CBD is just too great to be ignored, and it’s our central mission to offer the highest-quality CBD products to our customers without taking any shortcuts.
Therefore, it can’t be denied that products from CBDfx contain trace amounts of THC. As we’ve covered, however, this THC content is so small that its unlikely to trigger a false positive. Whether you’re worried about feeling the adverse psychological effects of THC or the potential of THC to show up on a drug test, you have little reason to be concerned when you use CBDfx products.
A word of caution, however: not all CBD companies respect their legal duty to offer cannabidiol products with less than 0.3 percent THC as we do. While we’ve already covered how recreational or medical marijuana shops might sell high-THC CBD products, it’s also worth noting that some general market CBD companies might be less than careful in limiting the THC concentrations in their products. Therefore, it’s always best to work with a company you know you can trust.
Here at CBDfx, we guarantee that our products will always contain less than 0.3 percent THC. Therefore, you can rest assured that our tinctures, edibles, vape juices, and other CBD-infused offerings fully comply with the law and contain THC levels so low that they will likely not show up on a drug test.
To provide our customers with full transparency, we always publish the third-party lab test results for each of our products. While most companies only publish lab test results for their raw CBD oil, we take things a step further by offering test results for each of the products we produce. Whether you want more details on the CBD and THC content of our Blue Raspberry Vape Juice, our CBD Gummies, our CBD Tincture, or any of our other premier CBD products, all the resources you need in order to learn more are always at your disposal.
Using CBDfx CBD products generally shouldn’t cause you to trigger a false positive on a drug test. We’re transparent about the THC content in our products, and as we’ve discussed, CBD products like ours, which contain less than 0.3 percent THC, have only a very small chance of causing you to test positive for THC.
If you have any questions about the THC content of our products or any other subjects relating to our work here at CBDfx, don’t hesitate to reach out. Whenever anyone asks you, “Does CBDfx contain THC?” we want you to be able to provide some assurance that our products likely won’t make you lose your job or fail any type of important drug test.
Every day, CBD is becoming more popular. No matter how you look at it, society is becoming more permissive of hemp use rather than more punitive, which means that worrying about whether full-spectrum CBD oil will show up on a drug test will likely eventually be a thing of the past anyway.
Knowing the THC content of your CBD products will, however, always be important. Here at CBDfx, we’ll always provide you with the tools you need to determine the quality and potency of your CBD product of choice.
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