Today, CBD has been recognized for its promising, highly effective medicinal properties in the treatment of a wide range of medical ailments as well as the management of some of the devastating chronic symptoms accompanied by chronic diseases. By targeting cannabinoid receptors (type 1 and 2) in our endocannabinoid systems, CBD oil has been known to manage and help relieve chronic pain. During this time, the intense pain that is felt during cancer treatment has been presumed to be controlled by cannabidiol.
CBD has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be effective in the treatment of particular types of seizures and epilepsy, and this has made life much easier for many patients around the world. Recently, researchers have found that anxiety, mood disorders, and depression could be effectively managed with CBD, which offers a valuable solution and alternative to nasty narcotics.
Will CBD be Detected Through Systematic Drug Testing?
Unlike Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD oil does not contain any of the psychoactive properties, and therefore it doesn’t get you “high.” Ultimately, CBD is not the case for most drug testing. These tests are not designed to detect CBD or determine how much is in your body.
In the majority of tests, the standard five or 10-panel drug tests are the most commonly used. These tests are designed to determine the level of THC-COOH content in the body -the end product of the metabolism of THC in our body. Therefore, it can be said that pure CBD cannot be detected on regular drug tests.
Remember that no drug test for CBD exists, as employers generally follow the Guidelines of the Administration of Addiction and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA).
The failures of drug testing generally relate to two reasons: first, the massive consumption of a product containing traces of THC; Second, the product contains a higher THC content than advertised.
There is already great literature on traces of THC leading to a positive screening test. The bottom line is that you would need to consume more than 10,000 mg of broad-spectrum CBD to fail a drug test.
Note that it’s also important to know that different tests have different failure thresholds and that our bodies metabolize THC at an individualized rate. So there is no exact dose of broad-spectrum CBD that can cause failure – for you, it could be more or less than 10,000mg.
What if victims of unsuccessful drug tests don’t take large doses of broad-spectrum CBD? Most likely, they bought a broad-spectrum product containing more THC than advertised. The company did not correctly extract the compound.
If you are taking an oral fluid or urine drug test, the detection boundary is quite lower. It depends on some factors; the amount of CBD consumed, how often one uses the products and the body composition. It is possible, although highly unlikely that the traces of THC content could accumulate, hence, be detected in a drug test.
Can THC in CBD Oil products lead to a positive drug test?
That said, some CBD products have traces of THC. If enough THC is present in CBD oil, it will show up on a regular drug test. As rare as it sounds, CBD could lead to a positive drug test result if there is enough THC in it to trigger a positive test result. It all depends mainly on the quality of CBD products and their composition.
The FDA does not control the majority of CBD products. Therefore, it isn’t very easy to know what exactly is in it. Certain CBD products are less likely to contain THC in them than others.
On average, most of those products have a THC concentration below 0.3 percent. This concentration is almost negligible to be detected by a standard drug test. The average THC content in CBD products is mainly too low to be detected by a hair test, and the possibility of it being exposed in urine and saliva tests are much lower.
It should be taken into account that factors such as the frequency of CBD dose the amount of CBD in each dose, the potency of the CBD product and the composition of the body makes a lot of difference. When you consider CBD marijuana derivatives, things are different. The screening will be positive for THC-COOH if your CBD oil is abundant in THC.