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Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

Does CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?

Posted by ZuRI on Oct 7th 2020

CBD has quickly grown to be one of the most useful compounds found in the cannabis plant. However, because CBD is derived from a form of the cannabis plant, many prospective consumers are left questioning if making CBD a part of their wellness routine will disqualify them from employment by showing up on a routine drug screening.

The good news is employers who participate in drug screenings do not test specifically for CBD. However, they certainly do test for another compound found in the hemp and cannabis plants, THC. This is the compound that causes you to feel the euphoric high effect.

Why is there THC in CBD Products and how can CBD Products Trigger a Drug Test?

Most CBD products, due to the nature of their production will inherently have trace amounts of THC present in them. Hemp plants grown in the US, by law, must have less than .3% THC, but hemp grown outside of the US may have a higher percentage. Since this is the case, if you are taking CBD products produced with CBD from outside of the US, there is a chance that these products could trigger a positive for THC on a drug test.

Note: ZuRI CBD products are always produced with high quality, third-party lab tested, USA grown hemp-derived CBD.

Transparency & COAs

Some CBD products have been found to contain synthetic marijuana, solvents from the extraction process, and contaminants, all of which can be potentially toxic and harmful. It is important that the brand of CBD you are using is transparent about what goes into their products. They should be third-party lab testing their ingredients and products and providing Certificates of Analysis (COAs) to assure you that their products are free of all harmful ingredients.

Full Spectrum CBD Vs. CBD Isolate Products

When choosing a CBD product, customers who may be drug screened, at random or pre-employment, should know the difference between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Simply put, full spectrum CBD products contain every cannabinoid present in the hemp plant, including THC in small amounts, to maximize the potential health benefits of CBD. This is called the Entourage Effect. On the other hand, CBD isolate only contains CBD and no other cannabinoids. If a consumer is concerned about testing positive for THC while using CBD, then CBD isolate products are the safest choice.

Our Final Thoughts

When incorporating CBD into your daily wellness routine, it is imperative to realize that many CBD products have minuscule amounts of THC, which has the potential to trigger positive drug screenings.

Here at ZuRI, we do our part and produce the highest quality hemp-derived CBD products. We have both CBD isolate and full spectrum options to fit everyone’s needs. We ensure our customers take and feel the best by being transparent with our ingredients and always third-party lab testing both our ingredients and products to assure their purity and potency. Our certificates of analysis are always available here.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.