Can CBD test positive for drug control?
We are all exposed to drug control if we are going to run for a sports competition, as routine control in certain jobs or if the police require it at any given time.
The world of cannabis is surrounded by a halo of uncertainty regarding its legality today. However, we sometimes overlook that the hemp plant has been used legally for medicinal and recreational purposes for more than 5000 years by almost every major civilization that has existed on planet Earth. His criminalization is just over a century old and we have had to live in a time when the laws on it are constantly changing. This is why if we consume CBD, which is a product derived from cannabis, we have some doubts.
Thanks to science we have reached the point where we have been able to break down the cannabis plant into its cannabinoids and study its effects separately in our body. For example, we know that the cannabinoid responsible for the “high” that produces marijuana use is called THC and has effects, among others, psychoactive. However, the next most abundant cannabinoid in the hemp plant, CBD cannabidiol, has a multitude of health benefits and is not psychoactive. The reputation of any cannabis derivative is closely associated with the effects of THC and its recreational use so it is normal to have doubts about its criminalization.
Just as we know for sure that if we consume alcohol and are given a blood alcohol test we will test positive and their criminalization has certain tolerances we should also know if a drug test will prove positive in case we are in the middle of a CBD oil treatment.
The answer is NO, if CBD oil is pure anti-drug controls do not test positive in CBD. If you want to know why, continue reading this article:
First, how do tests work to detect drugs in the body?
The most common method, screening, uses specific antibodies mimicking what our body produces to neutralize the external agent (the substance to be detected). Drug tests determine whether a sample contains the substance to be detected or its metabolites. This test will alert you to the presence of substances in the sample, but a new, more specific confirmation analysis will be needed in order to verify the type of substance and its concentration.
What type of samples can be taken for testing?
Saliva :can detect the use of substances during the last hours, in the case of cannabis for a maximum of 24 hours from the time it was consumed.
Urine: These are the most common tests due to their low cost. Traces of cannabis will be detected in your body if you’ve used it up to 30 days before drug control is done depending on whether you’re a regular consumer and how much body fat you have.
Blood: As a rule, no blood drug checks are usually done but in your case cannabis and its metabolites will remain in your bloodstream for up to 7 days if you are a regular consumer.
Hair :It is the test in which traces of longer periods can be found, up to 90 days if the hair measures more than 2.5 cm. Despite not being a very common method in Western countries, it is in China, for example, where the use of most drugs is criminalized. CBD, despite being a cannabinoid, is legal in China. You can see a list of countries you can travel to with CBD here.
What substances are sought in standard drug controls?
Most tests on the market are designed to detect: Most tests on the market are designed to detect:
There are more specific and tailor-designed tests than you need them, such as anti-doping controls. If you’re using CBD oil to treat contractures or improve your athletic performance, you don’t have to worry. CBD has not been considered a doping substance by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) since 2020.
CBD is a cannabis cannabinoid so will I test positive for cannabis?
What drug testing detects is THC metabolites. CBD oils usually have to comply with strict regulations regarding the THC content of the plant so it is highly unlikely that minimal traces of psychoactive cannabinoid THC. What drug testing detects is THC metabolites. CBD oils usually have to comply with strict regulations regarding the THC content of the plant so it is highly unlikely that minimal traces of psychoactive cannabinoid THC.
- Nonsterial anti-inflammatory drugs (NSIDS) such as ibuprofen- Pantoprazole
It depends on the concentration and bioavailability of how you consume your CBD you will be more or less exposed to those THC minimums reaching the 50 nano grams per millimeter that urine tests detect.
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The manufacturer’s label will tell you the THC content of the product. In any case, it’s interesting that you yourself understand where your CBD oil comes from and how it’s been extracted to make sure THC content meets the legal limit.
At Higea CBD, in addition to extracting our oils from hemp plants that genetically do not contain THC, we test our oils once extracted to make sure they comply with the regulations. In addition, to make sure that our clients do not get unwanted surprises when they show up for a drug check we have checked ourselves that when performing different cannabis screenings and being in full CBD treatment with Higea CBD oil,the result has always been negative.
Are there specific tests to detect CBD?
Yes, your samples can be sent to a lab for testing for CBD. Of course, no one actively seeks it and if detected its use is not criminalized or will have legal consequences.
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