CBD has become the darling of the world. More and more people are flocking towards CBD and its abundance of health benefits. The passing of the Hemp Act, 2018, was a welcome change and people are truly enjoying the fruits of this long drawn battle with the United States Government, to legalise hemp and marijuana at a federal level. Hemp and its derivatives too are legal!
Of all the information that is publically available regarding CBD, it may come as an irony that there a few misconceptions regarding CBD drug tests that most people get wrong. We will be having a look at decoding what entails behind these drug tests and why you needn’t be worried. Read on.
Why CBD Use Will Not Cause You To Fail A Drug Test
The reason for CBD use not causing this, has to do with what screening tests involve doing, which is not what most people think it to be. There is no test per se that can test the marijuana use or THC content in the human body. To check whether there are traces of marijuana in the human body, the drug screens for THC metabolite.
As THC enters your body, it metabolises the CBD into other compounds that are then incidentally stored in the body’s fat cells. This converted compound is slowly expunged from the body via passing stool and urine; mostly urine. The amount that shows up in your urine is based entirely on your body’s processes of burning and storing fat, the quantity of THC that was taken in, how often, the last time THC was consumed and a few other chemical makeup characteristics that vary from individual to individual.
A drug screening test has a threshold or a permissible level, and if the percentage of THC metabolite is beyond the permissible then it rings a positive. But what some of you may know, that unlike marijuana (containing 40% THC by dry weight), industrial hemp plant contains no more than 0.3% of THC. This is too low of a figure to even show up on the test, and it will never come even close to reaching the permissible on the drug screening test.
You can consume CBD without the fear of striking a positive. Even if a false positive does come up, it will be cleared in the subsequent test. The stigma regarding CBD use is on the way to being shed, and we hope that this is a step in the right direction.