Does CBD show up on lab hair follicle tests?

  • Does CBD show up on lab hair follicle tests?

    My answer pertains to the juridiction and practice of U.S. based drug testing, both commercial and government.

    Yes, it could if it is being looked for, hair is an excellent measure on many facets of a persons habits, including Nicotine.

    However, I am not currently aware of any company requesting that perspective employees or any governmental unit requesting that CBD be part of a blood, urine or hair test. So far, products containing CBD without any type of THC seem to be legal and a non-issue.

    However, I must caution any user of a product containing any hemp/cannabis products or by-products. Some companies are less sophisticated in the production of products advertised to contain only CBD and no THC. Sometimes products unknowing will contain THC, albeit a small amount, but it could pose an issue for any type of drug test depending upon the pass/fail cut-off limits.

    While I have a cannabis business, my primary career is security/safety/HR. Many of the companies that contract my services have a zero-tolerance attitude towards a new hire or perspective hire testing positive for drugs, including cannabis and THC. The good side of the issue some companies are excluding cannabis/THC from their pre-employment drug testing. I applaud this progressive and sensible action and personally encourage employers to drop this portion of pre-employment drug screening. Unfortunately, since it is federally illegal (mind boggling isn’t it?) many insurance companies require this testing as a matter of being ensured. Which sucks, and is stupid.

    Update: 31MAR19; When I wrote this CBD was in legal limbo with the US, the DEA tried to regulate it, but ended up backing down. Then this happened late in 2018; Get ready for your CBD options to blow up—because the 2018 Farm Bill (finally) passed.

    I wanted to write an answer for this, but VICE did an amazing job detailing everything:

    “It’s unlikely that CBD will show up in a drug test. If you have to take one for employment, chances are they will be screening for cannabis. But that means they’re looking for the presence of THC or THC metabolites—not CBD. Technically, CBD is a chemical, and if you ingest it, your body will metabolize it, so it can be detected. But the average drug test is not designed to pick up CBD, or any other compounds found in cannabis other than THC, says Brenda Gannon, a toxicologist and laboratory director at Steep Hill Arkansas. She says that “because CBD is chemically distinct from THC, it is unlikely that pure CBD would be detected in these types of drug tests. However, hemp-based CBD products often contain trace amounts of THC.” (This is because some researchers believe that a tiny bit of THC enhances the effects of CBD.)”

    Read the full article here: We Looked Into Whether CBD Would Show Up in a Drug Test

    I’m happy to report that CBD doesn’t show up in drug tests. Whether we’re talking about blood, urine, or hair follicles, CBD doesn’t show up.

    It’s easy to see the reason why. Most of these drug tests are geared towards THC. THC is the psychoactive biochemical compound found in marijuana. Put simply, it is the substance that gets you high when you smoke or eat marijuana.

    CBD, while derived from the marijuana plant, doesn’t have the chemical structure of THC and therefore doesn’t trigger tests that screen for THC. Since it doesn’t have THC, it also has the added benefit of not getting you high.

    Now, for a lot of people, this is a bummer. However, for a lot of other people looking for marijuana primarily as a medicine and no so much as an intoxicant, this is amazing news.

    So if you want the best of both worlds, check out CBD. This way, you get the health benefits of marijuana without the usual drawbacks that weed brings to the table.

    No Hemp based CBD’s should not show up on drug tests normally. Hemp based CBD .o3 % THC naturally and is cumulative which means depending on the amount you take it could show up. However, CBD-rich hemp oil products, the positive urine screen rate is < 0.2%. Again, most servings of typical high-quality, high-purity CBD-based hemp oil products contain well below 0.1mg of THC and therefore have over 400-600 times less THC than marijuana products. So depending on the employers screening minimum hemp based CBD should be fine. Your body has receptors for CBD helps decrease inflammation help brain function reduce pain. I give it to my mother and it decreases the severity of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. I truly believe it’s the antidote to civilization.

    Depends on what substances are being tested for. If they are testing for cbd, possibly. If they are testing for thc, possibly not.

    I say possibly not, because many tinctures contain trace amounts (0.3 or less) of thc. Thc products with cbd in them have much more.

    You need to know what you are ingesting. You need to know what is being tested for.

    Our company sells zero thc tinctures and edibles because our market is primarily active duty law enforcement and military. They cannot test for any amount of thc, trace or not. We eliminate the variable.

    For what is worth, we buff out the tincture with custom terpenes to bring a desired calm-focus effect combined with the goodness of cbd.

    Unless you work for the military or any job that test for cannabinoids, then it’s unlikely. Most places are only testing for thc, which is present in full spectrum cbd oils but not cbd isolates. Even the full spectrum has such a small amount that there is a low probability of failing a drug test for thc. It is possible for the thc in full spectrum to accumulate in your fat cells over time and produce a positive for drug tests. I don’t know for sure about a hair follicle test. Make sure you read your labels to see if it is full spectrum and the legal limit. HempWorx CBD oil contains high levels of cannabinoids (CBD) from the hemp plant. By law it must contain no more than .03% THC, which they comply with.

    Possibly. It really depends on how much you take, and what the percentage of THC is in the product.

    CBD will NOT show up on the test, however THC will.

    More THC means you are more likely to fail – CBD shouldn’t have more than 0.3% THC. However because there are not tight regulations on CBD yet, some inferior or cheaper products could have slightly higher THC.

    Consider taking a Zero THC CBD product and you will be fine.

    Check this article out for more detailed answers:

    Will CBD Show Up On A Hair Follicle Test?

    A few of the comments below are pretty accurate.

    I would also mention that if you were taking a CBD isolate, that chances of it showing up would be astronomical.

    Most CBD products are “Full Spectrum” which means that they contain other cannabinoids, which is great for health, but may be easier to detect with a hair follicle test especially.

    But, I don’t think anyone is testing for the CBD isolate, all by itself, it wouldn’t make much sense to do so, and I’m not sure most people even know about it.

    I am not a scientist or a botanist, I just sell the stuff, so feel free to correct me if you are one of the former, or if my info is incorrect. 🙂

    The good thing about CBD oil is it has no or minimal THC.

    THC is what is normally tested for in drug testing.

    I’ve tested this on myself, as I use CBD for pain. The strain I use is <0.01% THC.

    I had a period of over a month where I could not use THC cannabis due to pneumonia.

    On a urine test I tested negative on THC though I use CBD daily several times a day.


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    Only if they are performing extremely vigorous testing for cannabinoids. A few drops of CBD would not really register in tests unless they were looking for extremely small trace amounts – this would probably require expensive equipment out of the scope of most test labs. Even so, its legal so there should not be an issue. (btw just my opinion – I am not a forensic expert!)


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    It will if they’re looking for it but they’re usually looking for delta 9 thc because theirs usually way more of that in weed, hence it’s easier to detect.

    Also, CBD is in Hemp Oil, Flax, Broccoli and a bunch of other stuff that’s totally legal..



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