As CBD becomes more popular and easy to get, it makes it harder to test for drugs. Cannabinoid THC, which is found in marijuana and makes people feel high, is usually found in drug tests. THC, which is still against the law at the federal level, makes people feel high. Because of this, authorities and employers are most worried about marijuana.
So, people should worry more about whether or not THC will show up on a drug test than whether or not CBD will. Some CBD products may or may not have THC, depending on how they are made and what kind of CBD is used.
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What are the Different Types of CBD?
CBD made from marijuana is usually more likely to have THC than CBD made from hemp. Naturally, the marijuana plant has a lot more THC than the hemp plant, which only has tiny amounts of cannabinoids. Because of this, Premium Jane’s CBD products come from hemp.
Also, the law says that CBD products made from hemp can’t have more than 0.3% THC in them. So, it’s best to buy CBD products that are made from hemp. Also, you should think about whether the product is full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolates.
Full-spectrum CBD products contain all of the chemicals that are naturally found in the cannabis plant. CBD is in this, along with a number of beneficial terpenes, cannabinoids (including THC), and other substances.
Full-range hemp CBD extracts can have up to 0.3% THC by law, but full-spectrum marijuana CBD extracts can have much more. Because of this, you should be careful about the amount of THC and where the CBD comes from.
Broad-spectrum CBD products have a variety of terpenes and cannabinoids, just like full-spectrum extracts. These products, on the other hand, go through processes that filter out all of the THC. Even though full-spectrum medicines are more likely to show up on drug tests, small amounts of THC may still show up sometimes.
CBD from THC
Only CBD is in products made from CBD isolate. No other parts of the cannabis plant are there. Most isolate comes from hemp plants, which naturally have a lot of CBD and not much THC. After that, the extract goes through more steps to get rid of any other substances, leaving only CBD. Since there is no THC in CBD isolate, it shouldn’t show up as a drug in a drug test.
The most common kind of drug test is a urine test, which you can pass if you have less than 50 ng/mL of THC in your body. Since THC leaves the body quickly, blood tests aren’t done as often and are usually only used to find out if someone is currently impaired.
Saliva tests are also a possibility, but they are also rare. Also, there are no standard cut-off values for saliva tests, but 4 ng/mL has been suggested as a threshold for detection. As you can see, the amount of THC needed to fail a drug test depends on the type of drug test used. But it shouldn’t be the only thing you think about.
Can CBD be turned into THC by the Body?
At the moment, we don’t know if CBD turns into THC in the body or not because we don’t have enough evidence. When the environment is acidic, CBD can turn into THC and other cannabinoids. Some people think it could happen in the body because the environment in the stomach is acidic.
In 2016, scientists did an experiment in which simulated stomach juice was used to change CBD into THC. A 2017 study that questioned these claims said that conditions in the lab do not accurately reflect conditions in the human stomach. If THC shows up on a drug test, it’s likely from the CBD product you took.
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How to Tell if a CBD Product has THC or Not
Most likely to make you fail a drug test is the amount of THC in your system, not the CBD. Because of this, people who use CBD products need to be very careful about what they buy. The main reason people who use CBD fail drug tests is that it has THC in it. Because of this, it is very important to read product labels and lab results.
First, you should determine if CBD comes from hemp or marijuana. Find out if the formula is full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or CBD isolate. Watch out for mislabeled products and THC that have been mixed with something else. Cross-contamination happens when small amounts of THC are left in the CBD hemp extract and end up in the finished product.
Trustworthy CBD companies have their products tested by a lab outside of the company and share the results with their customers. In the lab report, it should say that the product does not have THC. Each Premium Jane product has a link to the lab reports in the description for that product.
Premium Jane has a strong belief that our clients should know what’s in each CBD product and is fully committed to being open and honest.
Thoughts on the End
CBD is almost never used to find drugs in drug tests. Instead, drug tests are meant to find things like THC and steroids that are illegal. CBD may cause a positive drug test because many CBD products have small amounts of THC in them.
Drug tests can’t tell the difference between THC and CBD products. The test will only say whether or not THC is present. The problem is not caused by the CBD, but by the presence or absence of THC, even in small amounts. So, it’s important to know what you’re getting when you buy a CBD product.
Always choose CBD products made from hemp, since they are required by law to have low THC levels. Also, broad-spectrum or CBD isolate formulas are often the best choice because they don’t have THC. But make sure to only buy from trusted, well-known brands and check the THC level by looking at test reports.