Cannabinoids are naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the seeds, flowers, and the stalks of cannabis plants.
More than 85 of these compounds have been identified so far, with scientists making new and exciting discoveries of still more every day.
When used properly, cannabinoids have been shown to , among other things, reduce nausea and vomiting, act as a natural sleep aid, and according to many, are an effective tool in battling anxiety and depression disorders along with a host of other near miraculous benefits.
For the purposes of our discussion here about the risks of failed drug tests associated with the use of cannabinoid based products, we will be concentrating on two of what are known as Major Cannabinoids.
These are, Tetrahydrocannabinol, or, THC, and Cannabidiol, or CBD.
Understanding the difference between these two cannabinoids will help better answer the question, “does CBD show up in a drug test?”.
First, we’ll take a quick look at the most well known cannabinoid of all, Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This is the chemical compound that, to put it in terms easily understood by all, gets the user “high”.
It’s also the only cannabinoid that will trigger a positive result on a drug test because, simply put, it’s the only cannabinoid that drug tests are designed to screen for.
Let me say that again just so there’s no misunderstanding; the only cannabinoid that drug tests are designed to screen for is THC. If the cannabinoid is anything else other than THC, the drug test will not show a positive result because THC is all it’s “looking” for.
Our next Major Cannabinoid is Cannabidiol or CBD. CBD, while not new to scientists, has only recently begun to be recognized for its potential in providing medical and mental health benefits to users who are put off by the idea or experience of using any product containing THC. And, of course, since there is no THC present for a drug test to detect, there is nothing that will trigger a positive response.
In a word, no. No, you won’t.
Once again, CBD is chemically different than THC and tests are only designed to screen for THC.
Now, understanding that unless there is THC in a product you have, in some way, consumed a drug test is not going to come back positive if you are using CBD oil.
Unless you are using an inferior product.
If you are serious about exploring the multitude of benefits associated with the use of CBD products you have most likely done a bit of research. In this digging around you’ve probably come across a few stories from people who used CBD oil and had a drug test return positive for THC.
Is it true?
Unfortunately yes, it is.
However, understanding why, as always, is the key here.
The reason for these positive results is fairly straightforward and simple. In order to save themselves money and to perhaps appeal to a different type consumer, there are those companies out there that do not go to the proper lengths to assure their products are 100% THC Free. If you take the chance on these products in order to save a little cash then you are risking a positive result on a drug test.
So, the obvious answer is to use only the best products available that are guaranteed to be 100% THC Free.
Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
The amount of CBD oil it would take to trigger a positive result on a drug test is really a matter of, again, the purity of the product you choose to use and how much that products manufacturers care about their customers and their reputation.
Because the cannabinoid THC is the only cannabinoid drug tests are designed to screen for, if you are using the best CBD oil that is 100% THC Free then there is no amount that could trigger a positive response for THC.
However, if you aren’t using the best possible product, there is a chance that it’s makers have not made certain there is no THC present in it.
If this is so, then the answer to the question of how much CBD oil you would have to take in order to fail a drug test for THC is likely not very much.
THC is a compound that stays present in the human body for quite a bit longer than most substances it is oftentimes associated with.
The amount it takes to trigger a positive result and how long it stays detectable is dependent upon many factors including everything from the user’s weight and exercise habits to how often they go to the restroom in between usage and testing.
It’s really a gamble with the odds stacked decidedly against you.
The only way to avoid the possibility of failing a drug test for using any amount of CBD oil is to stick with quality products.
Once again, you’re in the right place
So, why are we hearing and reading about isolated incidents of CBD users testing positive for THC?
While these isolated incidents do occur, they can all be traced back to the same source and that source is inferior CBD products.
It can not be stressed enough that not all products out there claiming to be 100% THC Free are in fact just that.
With CBD oil, like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. You may save a little money in the short term by going with a cheaper product. But, if in saving that money you choose an inferior product that isn’t 100% THC Free, the money you saved is likely to be of little comfort.
It is the use of such inferior products that are the cause of all the positive results you hear about. It’s no mystery. There isn’t some sort of new test that picks up CBD or something about CBD oil that can make it, on its own, turn in to THC. It simply does not work that way.
If you stick with quality products that are carefully manufactured and guaranteed to be 100% THC Free, you can confidently enjoy all the benefits of CBD oil without the worry of a failed drug test.
CBD oil is a proven, safe, effective product that is currently helping millions of people around the world lead better, healthier, peaceful, productive lives. The benefits are already well known and more are being discovered every day.
If you are interested but have hesitated because of drug testing and stories you’ve heard or read about users failing drug tests, we hope we have helped clear up the misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding this life changing product.
Do not let a lack of knowledge keep you from living the life you deserve. With the help of quality CBD oil that is 100% THC Free, you too can experience all the benefits CBD oil has to offer without the risk of failing a drug test.
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