Does CBD show Up in drug tests?

These days it’s difficult to find someone who has not heard of cannabidiol (CBD). And no wonder. CBD is great showing potential to effectively reduce a variety of symptoms - ranging from pain, nausea and inflammation to anxiety, depression and insomnia - all without causing the high usually associated with cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

However, for many people who are interested in using CBD for relieving their symptoms, the question of drug testing pops up.

Does CBD show up in a drug test?

Right off the bat, drug tests do not test of CBD and as such, generally speaking you should pass most drug tests with flying colors.

Most state departments, drug rehabilitation centres, employers and other institutions that require drug testing use either a 5-panel or 10-panel drug screen. Both of these tests, test for the THC metabolite called THC-COOH in addition to the metabolites for cocaine, opiates, PCP, and amphetamines/methamphetamines (5-panel) as well as barbiturates, propoxyphene, benzodiazepines, methadone, and propoxyphene (10-panel).

However, as with all things CBD, it is not always that simple. There are other factors which may result in a false positive. These include:

Final Thoughts

If you are worried about testing positive on a drug test when you use CBD, chances are you should be okay. However, if you want to be on the safe side, opt for a good quality broad-spectrum or CBD Isolate products that list the amount of CBD that’s backed up with a third party laboratory test result.