Will CBD Oil Show Up in a Drug Test?

Dec 10, 2018

When it comes to hemp and marijuana, drug testing is a popular subject being discussed all around the U.S. right now. It can be an uncomfortable experience regardless of if you're worried about passing the test or not, but to make it worse there have been a number of cases where people have claimed a flase positive on their test due to legal medication or something weirder like a bagel. That's right, eating a poppyseed bagel can flag a drug test for opioids, but what some people might not realize is that CBD products can flag a test for THC in some cases. For most consumers, CBD will not effect a drug test due to the low amounts of THC in most products, commonly under 0.3%. However depending on how often the product is used and how strong it might be, it could lead to enough THC in the body to flag the test. Due to the increasingly common results of these tests drug testing companies and businesses are beginning to reevaluate their policies and trying to better understand the products commonly being used. 

To put this in context, one has to consume a lot of either substance to get a false positive. Nonetheless, tales abound on the internet of people who had the misfortune of chomping down on a large bagel caked in poppyseeds the morning of their drug test or who lathered up with CBD oil the night prior. Unless you just can’t manage to get through life without that poppyseed bagel or daily dose of CBD oil, why take the risk of consuming either substance within close proximity of a scheduled drug test?