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As per the theories, CBD will not show up in a drug test. However, as most of the CBD products are marketed as a supplement, they are not strictly regulated for purity or safety. Due to this, contamination with THC can occur and the presence of THC in your body can fail you in a drug test. Chances of failing a drug test are more if the CBD you buy is derived from marijuana plants and not hemp plants.
The hemp-derived CBD products should contain only less than 0.3% THC. However, consuming high doses of these products can lead to an accumulation of THC in your body which can fail you in a drug test based on the THC cutoff value of the drug test. Broad-spectrum CBD products have little chances to be contaminated with THC. This is because these CBD products do not have any THC in them. CBD isolate products are also devoid of THC as they contain only CBD.
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How Much THC Should Be Present To Show Up In A Drug Test?
It will not be easy to say the amount of THC needed to fail you in a drug test as this depends on many variables and the cut-off value set for the drug test. The variables that are shared below affect the time for which THC and its metabolites will remain detectable in your body.
- Frequency of use (the half-life of THC is about 1.5 days for an infrequent user and it can reach up to two weeks for a frequent user).
- The method of intake and dosage.
- Presence of interacting drugs in the body of the user.
Many physical factors of the user can also affect the result of the drug test. These factors include the weight of the person, the concentration and ph of the urine, and medical conditions like liver or kidney diseases.
Based on the frequency of use, the length of time for which THC can be detected in the urine can vary. A rough estimate of the time THC can be detected in urine is:
- Single-use: 3 Days
- Average use: Up to a week
- Chronic use: Up to 2 weeks.
- Chronic heavy use: More than a month.
Above shared are some of the important things that you need to understand about CBD and drug tests. Hope that now you have the answer to the question.
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