Does CBD show up in drug tests? Here’s what you should know

May 12, 2023 0 Comments

Remember that CBD is still largely unregulated. There are several terms that refer to the different types of hemp-derived CBD and how they are processed.

Full spectrum:

Full-spectrum hemp products contain cannabidiol and other compounds, including 0.3% or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This trace amount is within the federal limit. CBD researchers4 full-spectrum cannabis is believed to benefit from the “entourage effect,” the theory that a combination of compounds has a more potent effect.

Because it contains trace amounts of THC, full-spectrum hemp CBD is more likely to trigger a positive drug test.

A wide range:

Although this type of cannabis contains other compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids, it is filtered to contain 0.0% THC.

THC is filtered out of broad-spectrum products, so they are less likely to test positive for drugs. Still, it is not impossible. Broad-spectrum users should read third-party lab test results with particular care. These results will confirm that the product label is correct.


Isolate is the main form of CBD. It has been filtered to contain cannabidiol without any additional compounds.

CBD Isolate products are least likely to test positive for drugs because they do not contain any amount of THC. However, as with the broad-spectrum products above, you need to double-check the lab results for the product you plan to use.

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