Even while the therapeutic benefits of CBD make it rise to top ranks among therapeutic plant compounds, the misconceptions about the compound that keeps circulating explain why a portion of people remains skeptical about cannabidiol products.
Depending on the spectrum option they belong to, some CBD products will contain negligible amounts of THC that is not enough to cause a high in the users. However, the minimal percentage of THC might lead to a false positive drug test result, which is why it is recommended that people who take regular drug tests avoid buying a full spectrum CBD option that has THC even though the level is less than 0.3%.
What Are The Popular Tests For THC
The drug tests screen for the presence of THC and some cannabis drug tests are discussed below:
Urine tests detect the presence of THC according to the following patterns.
- For infrequent users, marijuana use can be detected almost about 3-5 days after exposure.
- For frequent users, the test shows positive for 1-15 days after exposure.
- For chronic users, the drug test shows positive after 1-30 days post-exposure.
The typical THC cut off in the US is 50ng/mL, and it is unlikely that an occasional user will test positive for THC after 4 days post-exposure. The chances for a chronic user to test positive after 7 days is quite low.
With a more sensitive 20ng/mL cut off, chronic and occasional users may test positive till 21 and 7 post-exposure respectively. Urine tests usually test the presence of one of the metabolites of THC, THC-COOH. The product is a result of the metabolism process of THC in the body.
In oral fluid/saliva testing, the donor’s saliva is tested for the presence of THC and not CBD, indicating that the test will not yield a positive result even if the percentages of CBD or other cannabinoids are high. CBD doesn’t produce psychoactive effects unlike THC and doesn’t cause impairment or euphoria in the users.
Saliva tests are used to detect recent exposure to THC because the test cannot usually detect THC exposure before 4-6 hours. It can be used at offices to detect if the employees have used cannabis while at work.
THC free CBD products alleviate the worries of drug test failures. Broad spectrum CBD and isolate CBD do not contain THC even in trace quantities, and hence it is strongly recommended that you chose broad spectrum CBD or isolate CBD if your work-life demands regular drug tests.