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Will Taking CBD Make Me Pop a Drug Test?

Will Taking CBD Make Me Pop a Drug Test?

There has been a meteoric rise in the popularity of CBD products in recent years. As a CBD user, it’s natural to have questions about how CBD affects the body – in particular, questions about whether CBD may influence a drug test. Perhaps you've even heard stories about someone testing positive for THC after taking CBD. Here’s what you need to know.


Employment drug tests are not THC specific. They test for THC metabolites in your blood or urine. But not all CBD products contain THC, and of those that do, they don’t all contain the same amount. By law, full-spectrum CBD products are not allowed to contain more than 0.3% THC. This is to say that some products may contain less than 0.3%, but legally speaking, they will not contain more than that, and this threshold is not enough to produce psychoactive effects. Therefore, full-spectrum CBD’s small amount of THC should not cause a positive drug test; however, there are some things to consider:


Two factors may cause you to pop a drug test:


  1. In a drug test, it’s the amount of THC metabolites in your blood or urine that matters, and it’s how your body metabolizes or processes these THC metabolites – that’s key. So, depending on how much water you drink, your BMI, the type of CBD you ingest (edibles vs inhalables), and even how much exercise you get all factor into the time it takes your body to metabolize THC.

  1. Another factor is how much full-spectrum CBD you take and how often. Things to consider are how many days a week you consume CBD, how many times a day, and the amount of each dosage. Normal full-spectrum use should not cause a positive test, but to be safe, you may want to cut down or completely abstain from full-spectrum products prior to testing, and keep in mind the above factors. 

If you want to be completely on the safe side, rather than take full-spectrum CBD products, you can choose CBD broad-spectrum or isolate products. These two formulas are THC-free. But to be certain that your CBD products contain what the labels say they do, first check that the seller offers a certificate of analysis (COA) on all products. That way, you’ll know from the get-go whether you’re dealing with a trustworthy, reputable CBD shop that places importance on the quality and transparency of its products.


ALL G is committed to excellence and providing consumers all-natural products with full transparency. ALL G’s strict standards include the availability of a Certificate of Analysis with every product. So, you can be certain of exactly what's in your product and what's not, like pesticides, heavy metals, or solvents, so you can enjoy ALL G products with peace of mind. You can view your ALL G COA through the QA code listed on your ALL G product or by visiting the product description pages on this website. You can also learn more about why traceability matters here.