Over the past few years, you may have noticed the increase of CBD products everywhere. You can get CBD from your local retail store, cafe, or pharmacy. It’s available in the form of coffees, oils, smoothies, cookies, gummies, and lotions. This craze primarily occurred because of the lift of the ban on hemp by Congress back in 2018.
Licensed farmers can grow hemp, and as a byproduct, CBD, if it contains less than 0.3% THC. This means that more people can now access its benefits, some of which include:
● Pain relief
● Alleviating nausea
Despite all the changes that have occurred in the CBD world, there’s one critical question that remains on almost everyone’s minds: can CBD ruin drug tests? This question has become especially important for athletes, employers, and those working within the justice system. To get a better understanding of the issue, we’ve explained more information below.
Can CBD Ruin A Drug Test?
Ultimately, CBD won’t ruin a drug test as it doesn’t contain enough THC. The only CBD products that will contain trace amounts of THC are labeled ‘Full-spectrum’. They contain all the cannabinoids present in the cannabis sativa plant, which includes the psychoactive compound THC, the main component tested for in urine samples. Unless your CBD item happens to state that it is THC free and offers third-party tests that you can view, it may cause you to fail a drug test.
How Long Does CBD Remain In Your System?
The time that CBD remains in your system depends on several factors, but the general consensus is between two to five days. The following is a breakdown of just a few factors that can affect CBD remaining in your system.
● Consuming CBD more frequently
● A high dose of CBD
● Ingesting CBD with a full meal
● BMI, rate of metabolism, and water content in the body
Can Someone Consume Too Much CBD?
According to the World Health Organization, CBD has relatively low toxicity levels. When used in extremely high doses, individuals may experience severe levels of stomach pains, drowsiness, diarrhea, and other unpleasant side effects. Such doses are not considered lethal. CBD affects everyone differently, so you won’t see the same side effects in every user.
The main point of a drug test is to detect illegal or prescription drugs in a person’s saliva, blood, hair follicles, or sweat. The most common type of drug testing is urine testing. The test uses antibodies to latch onto drugs or their metabolites. While CBD is not directly tested for, if a batch you are consuming has high levels of THC, it may trigger a false positive.