CBD is being used more and more, both for its properties and for its benefits. Now, although it is very positive for health, the law is not clear about the legality of this new product. That is why many people have doubts about whether using CBD products could result in a positive drug test.
In this article we will discuss what is the possibility of the aforementioned happening. In addition, we will mention some tips to prevent it from happening as much as possible.
Can CBD test positive for a drug test?
CBD is a product that, by itself, is not considered a narcotic, so it should not give a positive drug test. However, there are a few reasons why this could happen. Let's look at 2 of them.
The amount of CBD ingested
Due to the regulation that exists by security agencies, the maximum amount of THC allowed in CBD oils extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant is 0.2%. However, some of these products for sale may exceed the CBD cannabinoid concentrate, which in turn would increase the likelihood of an increased THC percentage.
At the time of the drug test, if the person has ingested 2 grams of CBD or more, they could test positive. Now, it is necessary to clarify that it is highly unlikely that anyone will come close to consuming that amount of CBD, so this scenario is highly unlikely.
Products with more than 0.2% THC
Although we must all make sure that the product to be used complies with current regulations. It is possible that due to ignorance, we do not comply with the required regulation. For example, if the product label says it has 0.2% THC or less, but the actual amount is higher, we could test positive for the drug.
In this and other cases, we can request an evaluation of the product we are using, which would serve for our defense.
As we can see, in both cases it is due to an error. Under normal conditions, you should not fail a drug test for using any of the forms of CBD.
Is the use of CBD legal?
TheSpanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products presents two lists. In one, it indicates which are the products allowed for its use, commercialization and consumption. On the other list are items prohibited by law. The reality is that CBD is one of the products that is not on either of the two possible lists. That is, it is not legal or illegal.
This is because the law has not been expressed in favor of its use or trade, although there are several cases in which theCourt of Justice of the European Union has ruled in favor, considering that CBD is not a drug and therefore its commercialization and use would be appropriate.
For these reasons, although its use has not been approved throughout the country or in Europe, it can be used, as long as the specifications of the countries that regulate its use are taken into account, such as the percentage maximum THC it can contain.
What to do to avoid testing positive for drugs when using CBD?
Testing positive on a drug test for using CBD, even if it is a false positive, can be a very uncomfortable situation, plus it can raise suspicions. It even affects the person's activities because they will have to do another test to verify that it is a mistake. To prevent this from happening, we can follow the following tips.
Be careful when choosing CBD
Not all products that have CBD meet the specifications set out by the authorities, so it is very important to choose carefully. We recommend only getting items with this ingredient from places that are safe, and reputable. This way we will avoid unnecessary problems.
In the same way, it is a good idea to carefully review the ingredients of each item, even if we have already bought it before, because these could vary. It is also advisable to consult an expert on which are the most recommended CBD products.
Buy THC-free products
The best way to avoid testing positive for using CBD is to minimize the intake of THC, for which it is suggested to use products free of this ingredient. Although the search can be a little more difficult, it has its rewards.
In this sense, some people choose to carry out the CBD extraction themselves, doing their best to avoid adding THC. Although it is a well-intentioned idea, the results are usually not the best, because it is not an easy task. The best option is to find a store that sells CBD products that is totally trustworthy and contains 0% THC.