Full spectrum oil does contain THC which is the molecule that causes a “high” when heated and it is illegal in many states. To be legally grown under federal law, these hemp plants must contain 0.3% or less THC. The amount of THC is so low it is impossible to get “high” when it is consumed.
Our oil contains virtually no THC, but there are trace amounts present. However, this amount is so low it would be extremely rare to show up on any drug test. The stories that cite users who failed a drug test usually recite the same few people who lost their jobs out of millions of other CBD users. This means it is not impossible to test positive, but they also do not state the DOSAGE they were taking.
How Much Does it Take to Fail?
With our lower levels of THC, most CBD consumers won’t have trouble passing a drug test. For those using extremely high levels of CBD or hemp oil, i.e., over 2,000 mg per day (which is equivalent to more than THREE of our 600MG bottles a day), it’s possible, though unlikely, that this could produce a “false positive” result on a drug test. Even then, a follow-up test can provide more conclusive results.
Drug screens are only searching for one specific cannabinoid when trying to determine whether the subject has been using THC. So no matter how much CBD is coursing through a person’s veins at the time of the test, it will not bring about a failed result. The only way the small amount of THC buried in hemp-based CBD products might be able to shine through and trigger a false positive is if a patient was consuming upwards of 1,000 milligrams a day. To put this into perspective, most of our CBD users consume an average of 15 to 80 milligrams daily.
Various Drug Test Types
Different types of drug tests have different detection thresholds. A hair test, for example, is designed to catch chronic substance use. So if your CBD oil only has trace amounts of THC in it (<0.3 percent is the standard amount if there’s any in it at all), and you’re not chugging it by the bottle, it still probably won’t show up in a hair test.
If you’re taking a urine or oral fluid test, the detection thresholds are even lower. Brenda Gannon, a toxicologist and laboratory director at Steep Hill Arkansas, says that “depending on a number of parameters—including amount consumed, how often one uses CBD products, and body composition—it is possible that these trace amounts of THC could accumulate and then be detected in a drug test.”
“It’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely,” concurs Jamie Corroon, a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Natural Medicine and the founder of the Center for Medical Cannabis Education.
It is important to note that when an employer is testing your urine, they can set the limits in terms of what constitutes a positive or negative result. Most companies follow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines.
For THC, according to the SAMHSA, this limit is 50ng/ml. This means that if the urine tested has below this amount in it, it shows as a negative test result. Anything at that level or above, of course, shows as a positive test result and requires more testing to confirm its findings
So, what all this means is that the possibility of someone failing a drug test because of the THC in CBD Hemp Oil is there, but it is extremely unlikely. But, just to keep everyone safe and clear, it is always our recommendation, if you have any concerns on the subject, to talk with whomever may be testing you prior to using any of the products, to ensure you don’t have any issues. We have heard of numerous employer Human Resources departments allowing employees to use CBD Hemp products once they have had the chance to research them. So if you value your job or an application, ask your boss first and see if they can work with you, show them what you are taking and for what medical condition. Even medical cannabis is getting more and more accepted in the corporate world, so CBD should be following the same suit at a much safe level.
Preparing for a Drug Test
If you would like to maximize your chances at passing a drug test with even a minuscule amount of CBD/THC in your body, here are some tips to cleanse your body effectively. Even though it is almost impossible to get tested positive with CBDTweet’s tinctures and topicals, it is the user’s responsibility to assess how much they need to do to maintain the life they want.
None of these methods guarantee any results in any type of testing or your employment status.
- Immediately stop taking the CBD until the time of the drug test
- Follow the following advice for each type of drug test. If you are not sure, then do all that is relevant to your situation.
Saliva Drug Test
- Last-minute detox or cleansing method
Use a cleansing method to increase your odds of passing. There are many products in the form of bubblegum or mouthwash that are designed to clear out toxins in a short amount of time and leave your saliva sample clean for around 6 hours after using them.
- Natural cleansing method
Hydrate regularly and to exercise, as THC is fat-soluble and exercising will help you metabolize the toxins quicker. Also stay away from junk and fatty food and to eat products that are rich in vitamins, like leafy vegetables and most fruits.
- Both of the above can be combined as necessary
Urine Drug Test
- Natural detox process
Like the saliva test, the detox program for urine drug test consists of the same steps with some added things that can speed up the process. The cleansing process for urine testing usually lasts 2 to 3 times as long as the one for a saliva test since THC remains in the urine for a longer period of time. There are detox products all over the internet that help quicken this process when used in conjunction with proper hydration, diet, and exercise.
- Last-minute detox process
In this case, you will be looking to expel the THC from your urine for just enough time to give a sample.
- Specialized detox products
There are products that are advertised to cleanse your urine of THC for a certain period of time, allowing you to give a “clean” sample. Most of these have mixed reviews which could be explained by the fact that these products can indeed work, albeit on a lower concentration of THC. Casual users will more likely succeed with these products than people who took a large dose before the test.
Taking niacin pills has been reported to increase the rate at which the body expels THC by quickening the metabolic rate of fats which contain deposits of it. Take note that niacin can have nasty side effects like skin rash and swelling.
- Certo or Sure-Jell method
This method is one of the more commonly used last-minute cleanse methods, due to its simplicity and lack of side effects. Mix a packet of Certo or any other fruit pectin in a 32oz. bottle of Gatorade and drink all of it 3 or 4 hours before the test. Also urinate at least 3 or 4 times before you give a sample for testing.
- Specialized detox products
Blood Drug Test
- Specialized last-minute detox products
What will work for urine test will also work for a blood test. Bear in mind that THC is detectable for a shorter period in blood than it is in urine so even following a 2-day detox routine will usually prove sufficient.
- Certo method
Mix a packet of Certo into a 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade and chug it down. Do this an hour before the test and you should have no problems passing a blood test.
Hair Drug Test
There are only two methods aside from abstaining from using, which will help you test negative.
- Medical-level hair detox (Macujo Method)
You will need:
– Nexus Aloe Rid Shampoo
– Shampoo with salicylic acid
– Liquid detergent
– White vinegar
– Shower caps
- For eye protection, use swimming goggles, etc.
- Wet hair with warm water
- Massage vinegar into your hair and scalp
- Massage salicylic acid shampoo into your hair and scalp. (might feel some burning sensation)
- Wipe shampoo from your ears and forehead, put on a shower cap and wait for 30-45 minutes
- Take the cap off and rinse hair with warm water
- Wash and rinse thoroughly using Nexus Aloe Rid Shampoo
- Add some detergent and rinse thoroughly until everything has been washed off
- Repeat this every day for 10 days, or if you do not have that much time do it, two times a day for 5 days. Do not do it more than that as you risk damaging your hair.
This method has the highest rate of success as reported by real people who have done it. While there are other similar methods that include using bleach, they are usually really unhealthy and potentially health threatening, and we cannot condone them.
Don’t Get the Wrong Idea
This list of advice is not meant for users of recreational cannabis to cheat a drug test while continuing to use an illegal drug, or to fool employers into something you are not. This is meant for people taking a legal supplement to maximize their chances of living a healthier life while keeping or gaining their important jobs. This is why full disclosure to tell your boss/employer what is going on is advisable before any test or employment.