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Can CBD Cause You to Fail a Drug Test?

Can CBD cause you to fail a drug test? Passing a drug test may be a normal activity many of you have to do throughout life. And the fear of failing because you ingested a hemp base product should be the last thing you need to worry about. Although CBD cannot get the user high, the way it is made can still lead to a positive result in a drug test. Regardless of whether the product was manufactured using cannabis or hemp, many CBD products still contain trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the cannabis compound known for its ability to provide the user with stoned effects. This can cause someone to fail a drug screen, even though there is not enough THC in these products to get them high.

All CBD products are required to have no more than 0.2 percent THC. By comparison, CBD is a lot like a non-alcoholic beer. While most with an ABV of around 5.5 percent, non-alcoholic have only around 0.4 percent. Technically, the booze-free versions still contain alcohol, but not enough to get a person drunk – no matter how many they consume. 

It should be pointed out that it is rare for a CBD user to test positive for marijuana. The outcome really depends on how much a person ingests and how regular. For instance, someone taking an average dose of between 120 to 160mg a day may not be at an elevated risk. However, a person who consumes more than 1,000mg daily could find themselves having traces of THC show.

Diet and water intake are other factors. When consuming healthy foods rich in vitamin and minerals, your body is able to clean out impurities more quickly. Having sufficient water intake also helps regulate your normal body functions.

Consumerlab president Tod Cooperman, whose company tests hemp-based CBD, says around 10 percent of people who use CBD test positive for marijuana. So, β€œit can happen, he said. People should be aware that it is always a possibility. (1)

If your fear is testing positive, our recommendation is taking a CBD isolate which allows you to benefit from CBD without the worry about any trace of THC. Take a look through our product range to see what product is best for you.


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