It is here that we need to reiterate that CBD oil does not make you high! (Sorry) But does it show on a drug test? Let’s explore. Testing for drug use is something that many workers have to endure in the U.S. workforce. For Federal employees, drug testing is absolutely mandatory. It isn’t required in the private sector, but it happens nonetheless. As an employee, you must therefore see fit to follow the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) guidelines to cover your bases.
We now know that THC is what makes you high in marijuana. It’s highly psychoactive and creates a sense of euphoria. In a drug test, it’s the THC that sets things off. A urine drug test for THC has very little cross-reactivity with other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive.
What this means is that CBD, CBG, and CBN are not going to show up on that test! That means that if you’re consuming a normal amount of CBD or hemp oil, you’re not going to score positive on a drug test. But let us reiterate that this is the case only when you’re using a normal amount of CBD. If you’re taking an extra large dose, then there is a chance that you could test positive during a urinary screening. It’s proven that CBD products have much less THC than marijuana.
Hemp has something like 1/10th to 1/300th of the THC found in the drug plant. If you’re consuming 1000-2000 mg per day of hemp oil then you’re going to be getting about 3-6 mg of THC. This is a very high dose. It means that you’re going to get a positive urine screen about 15% of the time. So keep your doses at a normal level, and you have nothing to fear! That being said, if you’re only doing 3-5 servings of CBD hemp oil, your chances of testing positive on a drug test are less than .2%. See the difference?
The moral of the story is that you’re not going to test positive on a drug test when you’re using highquality CBD in a moderate dose. Know the levels that your employer is testing for and take a CBD dosage accordingly.