Will I fail a drug test while using CBD?

Will I fail a drug test while using CBD?

CBD products derive from the hemp plant, a European legal low-THC type of cannabis. Some CBD products claim to contain no THC, but contamination can occur during the growing stage of any hemp plant. CBD products contain a rich amount of cannabinoids, including THC.

Can you fail a drug test while using CBD?

Theoretically, you can fail a THC drug test if you consume a CBD product that contains trace amounts of THC. However, you can receive a false positive result for cannabis or THC on a urine drug screen if they use other drugs such as dronabinol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen, naproxen, and sulindac)

How do drug tests work for CBD?

The urine test is the most common diagnostic test for cannabis. A urine drug screen is an “immunoassay test” which uses antibodies designed to latch onto specific drugs the person is testing for, i.e. the presence of THC and its metabolites. If the antibodies identify THC, they will produce a signal that shows the test as “positive.”

How long can THC stay in my system?

It depends on your usage. If you consume large amounts of THC, such as 14 – 18% THC content after one use, it can take up to 30 days for THC to leave your system. But if you’re using a CBD product with a minuscule amount of THC, such as 0.5% or lower, it should only take up to three days for the THC to leave your system.


Drug tests don’t screen for CBD since it does not cause psychotropic effects like large amounts of THC would when consumed. Nevertheless, people who use CBD may still fail a drug test. Products that contain CBD may be contaminated with THC. Other drugs may interfere with urine drug test results in a false positive way. If you are subject to random screening and want to use CBD products, it might be a good idea to speak to the person you liaise with. If this isn’t an option, try to reach out to a government body and explain your situation.