CBD Oil and Drug Testing [The Truth and What You Need To Know]


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

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Types of CBD Oil

As 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.

If you’re concerned about drug testing or it coming up in the emergency room, you’re safe with the CBD Isolate or Broad-Spectrum CBD oils.

CBD Isolate is only CBD and none of the other phytocannabinoids, including THC. Broad-Spectrum CBD oils have the THC removed but retain many of the other phytocannabinoids. And of course, Full-Spectrum has it all (but must have under 0.3% THC).

But frankly, as you may have read in the above article, the best health benefits come from Full-Spectrum CBD Oil. There are over 100 phytocannabinoids in cannabis. They each have health benefits. I highly recommend you read CBD Oil for Brain Health to gain a full understanding of the health benefits of CBD Oil, in all its forms.

cbd oil and drug testingCBD Oil and Drug Testing Facts

It’s great to have choices so you can use the form that’s best for your needs. Lisa Gill of Consumer Reports (2019) states that a drug test will never have a false positive in which it confuses THC for CBD. CBD will never test positive for drug use by itself.

No matter which forms you use or try, just make sure you inform your doctor other health professionals that you’re using CBD Oil and the type. Especially if you’re taking other medications.

You need to know that if you use Full-Spectrum CBD with the trace amount of THC in it, the THC levels do stay in your body for a period of time. How long it stays depends on the strength of THC and the quantity you use. With that in mind, it can build up over time, until it’s finally released from the body. For a hard-core marijuana user, it can stay in the body for up to 30 days.

Sources Matter

This matters because there have been companies who mislabel their products because the product wasn’t tested. There have been cases where much more THC was in the CBD oil than claimed on the bottle.

What matters for you is that the company you buy your CBD Oil products from does independent laboratory testing and can provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA). This will show you the exact amount of not only CBD, but also THC, in the product you are purchasing. This is a great way to be in control and knowledgeable about what you are using.

I want you to know I have screened all the CBD companies that I feature here at mywellbrain and they all have COA’s on file on their websites. You can rest assured that these are reputable companies with quality products. And they each have different types of CBD oil to suit your needs.


CBD Medic has only topicals for pain relief and skin conditions. These don’t enter the blood stream so no worries about drug testing.

VitaHempOil has tinctures, vegan gummies and topicals. They have both Isolates and Full-Spectrum CBD products.

Miracle Nutritional Products have many edibles, topicals, and tinctures. Even pet products for dogs, cats, and horses.

Vital Plan Select is developed by Dr. Bill Rawls and has very high quality Full-Spectrum products. He oversees every step from the growing to the production. Feel good about your hemp source.

I hope you learned more about CBD Oil and drug testing and feel confident in trying CBD Oil. It’s a great way to help many brain issues and also chronic pain.  Read my CBD Oil for Brain Health article and see if CBD can change your life. Don’t wait to try it from one of these reputable companies.

And remember, CBD alone doesn’t show in a drug test. Only THC. So just be careful of where you buy it, make sure they tested it and you’ll be fine. 

If you have any questions, comments, or experience with this, Please share your comments below. Thank you!



Gill, L. (2019). Can You Take CBD and Pass a Drug Test? Retrieved 1/1/2020 from https://www.consumerreports.org/cbd/can-you-take-cbd-and-pass-a-drug-test/

12 thoughts on “CBD Oil and Drug Testing [The Truth and What You Need To Know]”

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about CBD oil and explanation are given

     I have never used CBD oil, but I have heard that it has helped a lot of people so I decided to read articles about it, I read a lot but this is the best.

    Thanks again for this post. If you don’t mind, I will share this article on my social media account. Good luck!

  2. I was courious my self as to the effect cdb oils would have on a drug test because i myself use cdb from time to time very useful information you have provided here It has helped me understand this whole situation much better because failing a drug test would definitely affect my life in a negative way Under the right circumstances great article definitely helped answer some of my questions keep up the great work – Jonathon

    • If it’s something you need to consider, you might use the Isolate or Broad-Spectrum products instead of Full-Spectrum. That was you don’t have to worry about testing. 🙂 

      Thanks so much for your comments.

  3. I have been interested in CBD oil and all of the benefits it offers. I am worried about the drug test part of it, however. Although Texas has finally made CBD oil with less than .03% THC legal, I do not think that all businesses are on the same page, unfortunately. Is Hemp the same thing as CBD? I have seen that in stores as well and it does not have any THC. Is it even worth it to get Hemp or the CBD without the THC since it seems that it takes a lot of the helpful part out of the plant? Thank you for the help, I appreciate it!

  4. A few years ago, at the police health food store, I saw industrial hemp products, mostly edible oils, protein hemp, and then I think hemp seed based foods. I didn’t know then the thing as I know it today. monogic diseases of today.These sites are well showing products that can help cure.Certainly the price of these products is not as great as health is priceless.

    • Yes. It’s amazing you can find CBD in retail stores now. That’s the thing. You don’t know what’s really in them or what processes they used. I think it’s good to know what you’re getting before you buy and can verify the certificate of analysis as to what’s in it. 

  5. This post was a great read on CBD oil. Also, it’s good to know some truths that some people aren’t aware of. Even before reading the article, I wasn’t aware of some of the facts listed here. 

    It’s good to know some companies aren’t labeling what’s on their products (which I believe they should). Being aware of this fact is important to know what you’re putting into your body.

    Great article, I’m glad I came across it and feel more knowledgable about CBD oil. Thanks for sharing!

    • Well I don’t want to sound a needless alarm but if you do have to worry about drug tests, it’s just good to be aware of which type of CBD you are using. Thanks so much for commenting!

  6. Great information, I never gave it thought to drug testing and the use of CBD oil. I have been thinking about trying out CBD oil for my lower back problems, something I have been carrying with me for the past 29 years, so it’s great to know that there are products such as CBD oil to help with this.

    My wife has tried using CBD oil for migraines placing drops under the tongue, she was using 750mg CBD but wasn’t getting the relief, do you think she would be better taking 1500mg drops? 


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