CBD oil and drug testing bring up a lot of questions. If you are considering using or are using CBD Oil products, you might want to know how it could affect a drug test. Even a trip to the emergency room might include a drug test. And some employers still routinely use drug testing. However, it is interesting that New York will bar drug testing from employer screenings in May 2020. Even though hemp cannabis is legal in the US (and UK), some types of CBD Oil might have a small amount of THC in it (the part that makes you feel ‘high’). We’ll get into the details about CBD oil and drug testing below. The purpose here is not to alarm anyone. It’s just to create awareness of the different types of CBD products. Using CBD Oil doesn’t necessarily mean you could fail a drug test, but you need to know what to look for in products and be aware of how each might affect a drug test. One of the chemicals that a drug test is looking for is THC. CBD itself doesn’t come up at all. They don’t test for CBD. Related Article: CBD Oil for Brain Health
Types of CBD OilAs a refresher from the above article, here are the different forms of CBD, which can be sold as pure oil, edibles, lotions, and other personal care products:
- CBD Isolate is a purified form of cannabidiol with only the CBD and not all the other beneficial phytocannabinoids. No THC.
- Full-Spectrum CBD oil contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenoids, giving you all the benefits of the entire plant. This has trace amounts of THC (under 0.3%).
- Broad-Spectrum CBD oil is full-spectrum CBD oil with the THC removed. It’s said it isn’t as effective as full-spectrum CBD oil. No THC.