CBD & Drug Testing


CBD is found in many forms, especially as an oil and extract. The products are incorporated in certain forms of administration as vape oil, sublingual drops, oil-based tinctures, capsules, edibles or even as skin topics.

Nonetheless, unlike THC, which is responsible for its “high” effect, CBD is not psychoactive.

Benefits of CBD Oil

Even though it is a non-intoxicant component of the Marijuana plant, however, people fail to pass drug tests despite the claim that consumption of CBD on a prolonged basis and even before a test may not necessarily make a person look like a regular cannabis user.

So what makes CBD, when taking drug tests, not preferable?

Since the organism metabolizes it, this could result in the addition of CBD in the body.

Cannabis and Sexuality

“It also depends on not just the product, but some people metabolize CBD differently” researchers proclaim. That is because CBD oil breaks down in the gut.

In rare instances, some sources report that false-positive test outcomes were obtained from CBD oil, which in the digestive system disintegrates into minimal amounts of THC; though, other tests disclaimed this fact.

The argument is that traces of THC metabolites can still be found potentially in the stomach-acid environment, especially where “less-purified CBD productions” are ingested.

That’s because THC is fat-soluble, says. So THC that isn’t immediately metabolized by the body is stored in fat tissue.  As a result, it’s possible to test positive for THC and not pass a drug test, even after you’ve stopped taking the product.

Cardiovascular Disease and CBD

Norbert E. Kaminski, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and toxicology at Michigan State University in East Lansing proclaims that “THC is fat-soluble”; so, for this reason, THC not metabolized immediately by the body is deposited in adipose tissue; and “THC and THC metabolites are to be released gradually over time.”

There is another reason, however, why some studies based on different reports claim the unsuccessful tests.

A fact claimed by experts is that incorporating a tiny portion of THC in products increases CBD’s effects.

Moreover, of course, the basis for a test is for traces of THC and not for CBD.

Barry Sample, the drug testing expert who is also Quest Diagnostics’ director of science and technology, one of the significant U.S. diagnostic testing companies, claims:

“If the product contains only CBD and has had the THC removed, then an individual being tested would not be expected to test positive for marijuana or marijuana metabolite.”

He also suggests that even a month after they stop using it, chronic, heavy cannabis users could test positive.

Another reason it is also owing to the gaps connected with the manufacture of CBD products that makes it very hard for the user to understand what their product represents from a qualitative characteristic.

As it turns out, depending on the source of the Cannabis that is used to produce the CBD oil, some products do contain traces of THC.

Some Cannabidiol based products carry supplementary plant compounds including terpenes and other cannabinoids.

During the manufacturing process, there is potential for cross-contamination, even if THC is present only in trace quantities.

For producers preparing products containing only CBD, THC only, or a mixture of the two, cross-contamination might be more prevalent.

The most important prevention against THC contamination on CBD products is that some CBD products may be safer than others, so for someone considering using CBD, it is crucial to take time to evaluate the available products.

Note that marijuana-derived CBD products, together with hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD products, are more susceptible to contain THC.

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