Concern about positive drug tests have become common with the explosion of CBD products on the market. As the variety of uses for such products increase; I am getting more and more I am getting questions from clients such as:
The answer to these questions depends on the type of products you are consuming and the processes the manufacturer used in creating the product.
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is known commonly as THC or Delta9 THC. This is what shows on drug screens for marijuana AND is the cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s “high.” Some CBD products contain THC or Delta9 THC, while other’s don’t.
CBD Isolate – if properly manufactured will not show as a positive on a drug screen.
Full Spectrum CBD – is likely to show as a positive on a drug screen. Especially, if taken regularly, where the level of THC can build up in your system.
Broad Spectrum CBD – may show as a positive on a drug screen.
Delta 8 THC or Δ8THC – is not legal in the state of Kentucky as of April 19th, 2021. Further, Delta8 THC is likely to show as a positive on drug screens.
The only CBD product that will not show up on a drug screen (as long as it is properly manufactured) is CBD isolate. It is not supposed to contain any THC, making it the safest to take, especially if you are subject to drug screenings.
Both full and broad spectrum CBB have the potential to show up as a positive for marijuana on a drug test, especially if they are used regularly since the THC level in your body can build up over time.
Delta8 THC will show positive on drug screens and is also illegal in Kentucky under federal and state law.