Does CBD Show up as positive on a urine screening drug test?  

You’ve just been informed you have to take that dreaded urine test and you are worried because you’ve been using CBD. Should you be worried?  

Most drug tests on the market today do not search for CBD (cannabidiol) when testing for Marijuana or Cannabis.  The ingredient the test is looking for is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the psychoactive substance derived from the crystals from a cannabis plant. THC is the compound that causes a mind-altering effect or in other words, gets you high.

CBD is different, although there is tons of research to suggest mind and body improvement, it does not cause that mind-altering high, therefore, drug tests do not look for CBD.

In most cases, those requesting the test will only be interested in the use of illicit drugs and CBD is legal in the UK and most other countries.


Where does CBD come from?

CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, a type of cannabis plant that contains very low amounts of THC. By law licensed farmers are now allowed to grow the hemp plant, as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. Although CBD products do contain trace amounts of THC, urine screening tests have a detection cut off amount of 50 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml) to avoid false positives.

SO does CBD Show up as positive on a urine screening drug test?

The answer is no, as long as your CBD product is legal it will not show up on a urine screening test.

What is the detection time for THC on a urine test?

Most studies show that for very heavy users THC can be detected in urine samples 2.5 hours after using it and can last up to 30 days, but for most users, it usually lasts 5-7 days.

Hair samples can last up to 90 days depending on hair length at the time of collecting the sample.

For saliva and blood testing, the detection period is much less and will normally be gone within 24 hours.

IF you’re still worried, you could always test yourself at home before you go just to put your mind at ease.

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