It’s no secret that a rapidly growing number of people across the country are turning to CBD oil for a variety of health-related reasons. From stress and paint relief to heart health, acne benefits, diabetes prevention and more, it’s no wonder CBD oil sales have more than tripled since 2014. The industry is projected to be in the billions by the year 2020.
While there are dozens of claims in regards to the benefits of CBD products, there is one concern that has many would-be users hesitant to try this magical cure-all liquid — the possibility of getting a false positive on a drug test.
Can CBD oil make you fail a drug test?
While there isn’t a definite answer, there are some things that can be considered to give you a pretty good idea of what you can reasonably expect.
CBD vs. THC
Whether you’re getting ready to apply for a new job or have an employer who performs random UAs, it’s important to stay on your toes no matter what. When these tests look for marijuana use (and they usually do), the chemical tested for is THC. This is far different than the chemical CBD (cannabidol). CBD is legal in the United States and drug tests do not test specifically for it.
So, Will I Fail My Drug Test?
You could, but probably not. It really all depends and it starts with your CBD oil supplier.
It’s never safe to say you’re free from the need to worry. However, most employers are interested in knowing if you might show up to work high on marijuana. The trivial amount of THC found in some CBD products is typically not going to trigger a positive drug analysis.
And with Lively Owl CBD oil, we remove 100% of all traces of THC from our products. Obviously choosing to use our CBD oil is a much smarter choice than an unknown company selling low-quality product (which probably contains THC).
So again, it’s important to know who you’re obtaining your CBD oil from and what process they use before selling it to the public. Cheaper brands usually don’t spend the money required to remove all THC from the oil, like we do, so buyer beware.
Do Employers Test Specifically for CBD?
Testing for CBD is not a standard in the world of drug testing. While it is within an employer’s rights to ask for such testing as they make hiring decisions, it typically isn’t going to be a cost-effective choice. Not only would they have to commission for such testing, they would also have to:
- Modify existing standards
- Pay additional fees to testing facility
- Lose good employees who aren’t causing problems on the job due to CBD consumption
As more people get on board with the use of CBD oil, the likelihood of employers choosing to exclude CBD-users from contributing to their companies is low. These products do NOT make users high and have not been reported to be a contributor to losses on the job.