Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Today I want to talk to you about one of the most common questions that we get. Will CBD trigger a positive drug test? The simple answer to that is yes. Yes, it is very possible and there’s a lot of misinformation out there telling you that you can take their CBD product and not fail the drug screening. The only way that is possible is if they are selling you a CBD isolate

When you take a drug test for marijuana, they’re looking for the compound THC. So even though CBD contains 0.3% THC or less, the chances of it showing up in a drug screening are very slim especially if you’re an athlete and a fit person with low body fat that’s working out a lot.  

Sedentary lifestyle can effect test results

The process of sweating is basically flushing that out of your system on a continual basis but at the same time if you’re taking it on a regular daily basis especially in high doses it can build up in your system over time. What this means is people who might be sedentary and slightly overweight have more body fat and those people are more likely to trigger a positive on a drug test.


But the reality is that it’s possible to test positive for THC regardless of your metabolism or activity level. Keep in mind that if you decide to take CBD oil and if you have to pass a drug screening on a regular basis or random testing for work, you could trigger a positive so be aware of that. 

I also encourage my readers to have conversations with their employers especially if you’re wanting to get off from super pharmaceutical medications or have been struggling with chronic pain.  Let them know what you want to do and maybe they’ll work with you depending on who your employer is. 

CBD isolate will minimize the risk

So now let’s talk about some of the solutions. If you’re wanting to take CBD but are so concerned with the drug screening and you don’t want to risk it you should look into a CBD isolate. Make sure you look at the lab reports and check to see if their cannabinoid profiles are actually present and it contains CBD. Secondly, make sure it’s clean and there’s no residual solvents, no pesticides, and make sure it’s grown organically.  

Read labels and verify test results

Do all the research you would normally do when buying a full spectrum CBD and do that with a CBD isolate as well. That being said, you can still fail a drug screening with the CBD isolate but it’s a very slim chance. I have to make that statement just in case one of you goes out there and gets a CBD to isolate and still triggers a positive. But the chances are extremely slim especially if you verify the lab results to prove that there is 0% THC detected.

I hope you found this information beneficial and I hope it shed a little bit of light on this industry as a whole. The CBD industry is still in its infancy and although there is some regulation, with time more extensive studies and regulations will be in place to further protect the public. Until then, please do your research by analyzing the labels and verifying the test results.