The CBD industry is growing at a rapid rate with new consumers joining in on the craze every day. For some, it’s a chance to try something new where other avenues of relief have failed them. For others, it’s a serious consideration when it comes to their health. While the government and some medical professionals are hesitant to call CBD a proven medicine for people with severe pain, sleep issues, anxiety, and more, there are plenty of studies that show promise in battling these specific issues. However, if you work or are looking for work that will require you to take a drug test, you first need to know if CBD will show up on the drug test and ultimately, cost you your livelihood.
Can I pass a drug test if I use CBD?
The short answer is yes, it is possible to fail a drug test looking for THC when using CBD products. However, there are some simple steps to take so that you can rest easy and know the product you’re taking is safe, clean, and reduce the risk of testing positive for THC on a drug test.
Find the lab test results
To know if the CBD your consuming will show up on your drug test, you first need to know what is in the CBD your taking and if it is Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum. Any reputable company with CBD products should make this information readily available to consumers. A Certificate of Analysis (COA) will reveal the exact amount of CBD or other cannabinoids in the product, including THC.
All Timberline CBD products contain a non-detectable amount of THC.
Broad Spectrum vs Full Spectrum
As the name suggests, full spectrum CBD extract contains all the compounds found in the cannabis plant, including THC. If you are going to move forward with a full spectrum CBD product and are required to pass a drug test for any reason, it is extremely important that you look into the COA for that product prior to taking to ensure that the product contains no THC.
Broad spectrum CBD products have THC removed from them so they can be a much safer option if you’re concerned about a drug test or simply do not want to have psychoactive effects of THC, a broad spectrum CBD is right for you. Since broad spectrum CBD contains multiple cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, it can deliver the enhanced benefits of the “entourage effect,” without the THC.
Timberline CBD uses broad spectrum CBD.
Can I pass a drug test on CBN?
Timberline CBD goes to great lengths to test our products at the ingredient level and final product. The COAs will show that all products, including Sweet Dreams which is a night-time formula of CBD and CBN, have a non-detectable amount of THC. However, a comparative cannabinoid cross-reactivity study at the University of Utah Health and Science Center in Salt Lake City studied cross-reactivity of a variety of cannabinoids in order to better understand implications for drug screens. The study found that using certain CBN concentrations can result in false positive drug screens. It is important to be aware that the use of the CBN cannabinoid may impact the results of a drug screen and create a false positive.
What about CBG?
Unlike CBN, CBG is more similar in its makeup to CBD. Therefore, a drug test looking for THC, should not result in a positive test for marijuana if you’re using CBG. However, as stated early, you must check out the COA of the product and know where the CBG came from to ensure that it is safe to take.
Ultimately, it is your responsibility to be an educated consumer when it comes time to selecting the right CBD products for yourself. Do the research and determine if the product is the best fit for you and your lifestyle. Other factors go into whether or not you pass a drug test, such as your own metabolism rate, how often you take it, and your own medical conditions can all play a part in the results.
As we at Timberline CBD continue to research and provide you with the most up-to-date information we can find on the ingredients we offer in our products, we encourage you to check with your own doctor before adding any medication or supplement to your regimen.
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