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Can CBD make me positive on a drug test?

Written by: Arthur Leclerc

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CBD and screening tests: Can you test positive for screening?

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This is perhaps one of the most common questions among consumers. Can consuming a CBD product trigger a positive drug test? The answer to this question is yes, the risk exists if the product contains THC.

When you take a drug test, the compound you are looking for is not CBD but THC, the molecule responsible for the psychotropic effects. So even if CBD contains 0.3% THC or less, the chances of it showing up on a drug test exist, although they can vary between people.

It is THC that is sought after, not CBD

If you consume products containing traces of THC often, THC can build up in your body.


This means that sedentary and overweight people are more likely to test positive on a drug test, due to the substance being stored in body fat. If you are healthy, with little body fat, the chances of a positive test are low.
The sweating process allows the substance to be evacuated from your system continuously.

Le CBD et les Tests de Dépistage

CBD and screening tests


However, you can test positive for THC regardless of your metabolism. This can happen with regular consumption of full spectrum CBD oil. We therefore advise athletes and others not to consume products containing THC. Therefore, choose broad-spectrum products without THC .

If you consume CBD flower by smoking or vaping, you may test positive on a roadside saliva test since this test only indicates the presence or absence of THC, not the quantity. If you test positive during a drug test after smoking CBD, you may request a second blood test which will prove that you only have a very low dose of THC in your body.

Broad-spectrum CBD products minimize risks

If you want to consume CBD without taking the risk of a positive screening test, we recommend broad spectrum CBD products, which do not contain THC. Make sure the analysis reports provided with the product mention the correct cannabinoid profiles of CBD and the absence of THC. Also check that the product does not contain residual solvents or pesticides, and is ideally grown organically.

You will understand that the subject deserves our attention. It must be said that the CBD industry is only just beginning, with regulations gradually evolving. New standards will ultimately make it possible to better inform consumers. In the meantime, take the time to read the labels, it may be useful to you ;)

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