Ask Reverie: Will CBD show up on a Drug Test?

Dear Reverie: Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Here’s the short answer: It’s highly unlikely that CBD will be exposed on a drug test. But whether you’re an athlete subject to drug tests or looking for a new job that might require them, there are a few other factors to consider before taking CBD products. Here’s why. 

First, let’s clarify something. 

In a conversation about CBD drug tests, we’re talking about two compounds from the flower of the cannabis plant: THC and CBD. While CBD does not alter your mental state to make you feel intoxicated or stoned, THC can have these psychoactive effects if there’s enough in your system. 

The average drug test is only designed to detect THC, not CBD, or other cannabis compounds.

While it’s very unlikely that CBD will show up on a drug test, THC will. Technically, CBD can be detected on a test, but it’s not standard. That means that companies would have to commission one to test for CBD specifically. That’s very unlikely since CBD is legal in all 50 U.S. states and won’t impair you. In fact, CBD can help you perform at work or in the gym.

Some CBD products contain THC, while others don’t.

You don’t want to risk getting fired or missing out on your dream job because you took a little CBD to feel or sleep better, right? That’s why all Reverie CBD products are “broad spectrum,” meaning they don’t contain THC. Because Reverie is 100% THC-free, it’s unlikely that CBD will show up on a drug test if you’re taking Reverie products. However, we can’t guarantee that you’ll pass every drug test, so when in doubt, be cautious.

On the other hand, “full spectrum” CBD products do contain small amounts of THC, which can make you drowsy at best and cause legal complications if it shows up on a drug test. While most full spectrum products shouldn’t contain enough THC to show up on a test, you should exercise caution if you’re taking them. You can learn more about full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD products here.

Always check the ingredients of the CBD product you’re considering.

Unfortunately, confirming whether a product is full or broad spectrum isn’t enough because many CBD products don’t contain the ingredients or the amounts they claim. 

That’s why you should only buy from brands that publish lab results from a reputable third-party that demonstrate the amount of CBD, THC, and other compounds in the product. To recap, if you’re worried whether your CBD product will show up on a drug test, make sure you’re consuming one without THC. 

Want to learn more about CBD? We wrote a comprehensive guide for you or are you ready to add some CBD to your life? Shop our selection of products — all 100% THC-free.

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