Will I test positive for Cannabis if I use CBD Hemp oil?
Whatever your thoughts and opinions on workplace drug testing, it is a reality for many employees, particularly those in dangerous industries and federal employees. The answer to the question of whether you will test positive if you use a high-quality, low THC CBD hemp oil is, in a nutshell, “Not unless you use way too much of it”. Let’s look at the facts and see why:
CBD is a cannabinoid, but it differs from THC
THC is the cannabinoid that gives its users the ‘high’, and it’s this cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces, known by the rather complicated name of ‘11-nor-delta9-caboxy-THC (THC-COOH)’. If initial tests find that you have more than 50 Nano grams (ng) of these substances in your urine, a Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) test is carried out to confirm the result. This test targets the 11-nor-THCCOOH metabolite and aren’t sensitive to other cannabinoids including CBD. There is no such thing as a CBD drug test because CBD is not a drug.
Trace amounts of THC in CBD oil
If you’re using the best CBD oil, it will contain only tiny amounts of THC and you’d have to use more than 1000-2000 mg of the oil every day in order to test positive in initial screening tests. When this happens and the second test is run, the results of the first test will likely turn up as a ‘false positive’. Remember, the initial test isn’t all that sensitive or accurate, and that’s why the second test is run if the first one picks up a positive result.
Bear in mind that the THC concentrations in hemp oil are nowhere near enough to have any effect on you: hemp plants generally contain only a tenth to one three-hundredth of the THC that marijuana plants contain. An extremely high level of consumption of more than 2000mg daily would thus deliver between 3 and 6 mg of THC and this may cause false positive initial tests in 11 to 23 percent of cases.
Most people use a lot less than that and would only consume a maximum of 0.5mg of THC along with their CBD in that case, there is a lower than 0.2 % chance of a positive preliminary screening result. This is perfectly logical since a good CBD oil contains 400 to 600 times less THC than cannabis.
Is extremely important to use a CBD source that tests the effective cannabinoids presence in the Hemp Oil.
The bottom line: know what you are buying and follow dosage recommendations
Consumers using CBD hemp oil should choose the best CBD products that have been properly tested and have a known quantity of THC that is extremely low and should use it as directed. Using too much CBD oil may result in a preliminary false positive that would later be proven to be of no concern in the confirmatory test. Hemp is not a drug, and its oil should not contain sufficient amounts of psychoactive THC to result in positive drug test.
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