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CBD Products and Drug Tests: What You Need to Know

CBD Products and Drug Tests: What You Need to Know

If you're concerned about an upcoming drug test for work, make sure to read our helpful guide on CBD products and drug testing. Click here for our helpful guide.

It doesn’t matter if you are interviewing for a new job or still work at your current job, a drug test for some inevitability will occur.

Here is a helpful guide on everything you need to know about CBD products and drug testing so you don’t fail your next test.

Will CBD Products Show Up On A Drug Test?

Most drug tests out there look for trace amounts of THC or it’s metabolites, not CBD. However, there is a little more to it than that. You may not be completely safe.

Many full spectrum hemp CBD products contain a small amount of THC, which may cause someone to fail the test if large quantities of the CBD oils were to be consumed.

There are THC free products you can buy and if you follow the correct dosage, the CBD shouldn’t show up on the test.

How Much THC Does It Take to Show Up On A Drug Test

The CBD products that contain trace amounts of THC usually have about 0.3% or less, which is generally not enough to make you fail a drug test.

In higher quantities, you might have something to worry about, and if it causes a tiny amount of concern for your current position, it might best just to avoid the products altogether. We are not here to cause more potential trouble should an employer not understand your situation.

Again, most tests are there to test for THC and it’s metabolite. If you don’t want the anxiety that will come with worrying about it, it might be too much of a risk for your taste.

How Much CBD Does it Take To Show Up On A Drug Test

Again, if you use the recommended dose on the bottle then you should be good to pass your drug test.

If you were to consume 1000-2000 mg of CBD in a day then that quantity could be detectable.

When this happens, and the option is available, it gets sent to GC/MS for further testing.

The results would most likely come back negative as there would be little to no THC present. It is up to you if you feel this is acceptable in your situation.

How Long Does It Take To Get Out Of Your System

The effects of CBD can start within 10 minutes to an hour. It all depends on your preferred method of ingestion.

If you are vaping, dabbing, or dropping the oil under your tongue it usually takes 10-15 minutes for effects to start and they last for 2-5 hours.

If swallowed in capsule form the effects usually take an hour to kick in, and has a prolonged effect.

As for how long it stays in the system, well that all depends on your metabolism. Some stop showing up positive after 12 days while some others take about 20-30 days.

It’s recommended that you stop usage around 30 days before your drug test if your CBD products contain bits of THC.


There are a few things you can do to detox before your next drug test if you’re worried about your CBD products showing up.

For one, abstain from the use of the products for about 30-45 days. This will give it some time to get out of your system.

Drink lots of liquids to stay hydrated. THC is fat soluble so it sticks to your natural body fat. If you do standard diet and exercise you can usually burn it off.

Typically, your body’s natural detoxification process will get rid of it over time on it’s own.

If you need a quick way of getting rid of THC, there are detox drinks that you can buy that will flush your system in 4-6 hours.

If you have 7 days before your test you can follow a detox program. This program will help you flush your system of the cannabinoids, and they provide tests you can take at home until you are showing up clean.

THC Free Products

To be on the safe side, you should always make sure your products are THC free. Here are a few products that don’t contain THC but will still show a false positive on your test.

Hemp Oil Drops

Drops are one of the most popular methods of consuming CBDs. It’s easy when ingested after holding the drops under your tongue. We also have some great flavors available!

You may even be able to get THC free oils that contain natural plant materials. These oils are great for parents with children who need it, and great for the parents if they need to pass a drug test.

CBD is the first cannabinoid that passed the strict testing of the World Anti-doping Agency.


Compressed CBD isolate tablets are a versatile way to get your daily dose of CBDs in a precisely measured and easy to use tablet. You can even go as far as adding it them olive oil and lemon juice to make a salad dressing.

Dissolve them into a solution and put in your vape pen, or put it under your tongue the standard way. The choice is all yours.

CBD Shatters

Shatters are made from isolated CBD, and they come in a variety of awesome flavors, such as blueberry og, pineapple express, and watermelon.

These, in particular, are enhanced with 5% terpenes for added flavor and aroma. It has great effects with an awesome taste!

Be Prepared For Your Next Drug Test

Those are a few products you can buy that take away the risk of THC showing up on your next drug test. Always be careful and look closely at the CBD products you buy.

It is very rare that CBDs can make you fail a drug test, and if it does it’s because it contains a small amount of THC, or you will get a false positive. Many myths about CBD also exist.

For more information on CBD and THC please visit our website here.

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