Does CBD Show Up on Drug Tests?

ANSWER: As drug tests are designed to test for marijuana use and are actively looking to detect THCa(non-active THC), use of CBD will not trigger a positive result on a drug test. That being said, it is important to make sure your CBD source provides lab testing so you can verify there is no THC or negligent(less than 0.3%) in a product.


If there is trace amounts of THC, will I fail my drug test?

Different types of drug tests have different detection thresholds. A hair test, for example, is designed to catch chronic substance use. So if your CBD oil only has trace amounts of THC in it (.3 percent is the standard amount if there’s any in it at all), and you’re not chugging it by the bottle, it still probably won’t show up in a hair test.

If you’re taking a urine or oral fluid test, the detection thresholds are even lower. Gannon says that “depending on a number of parameters—including amount consumed, how often one uses CBD products, and body composition—it is possible that these trace amounts of THC could accumulate and then be detected in a drug test.” “It’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely,” concurs Jamie Corroon, a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Natural Medicine and the founder of the Center for Medical Cannabis Education.

Is there a drug test that could detect CBD?

Since it’s not standard to test for CBD, it would take a very specific test to detect it—your employer would have to commission it (and pay for it). Gannon says this would involve “notifying the testing company that the employer would like to test for an additional analyte” and “paying the testing company an additional charge to cover expenses associated with CBD—such as having to purchase additional standards for detection and [slightly] modifying their existing standard operating procedures to include CBD.” And that’s really unlikely, since CBD doesn’t get you high—and therefore won’t impair your ability to perform your job functions—and most companies don’t like to spend extra money for no reason.

Do FeelCBD Products contain any THC?

The Full Spectrum CBD oil we source goes through an additional distillation process to remove any lab detectable traces of THC. Current lab test results for the oil we source are available on every product page on our website. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to message us on our live chat!

Sources & Further Reading

“‘We Looked Into Whether CBD Would Show Up in a Drug Test” [Tonic by Vice]

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