Will CBD Oil Show Up in a Drug Test?

Gather round people and let’s talk CBD and drug testing. So, you’ve made your way here asking yourself the magic question, “Will CBD Oil Show Up in a Drug Test?” It’s a legitimate concern. One survey showed that 57% of all employers require drug tests, while a mere 29% said they never used them. That’s the majority of workplaces! And they aren’t the only ones who test, nor are they simply performed as a routine hiring practice. Employers might also issue drug tests at random to enforce compliance in accordance with company policies, or require them when someone is injured in the workplace to be compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. There are lots of additional situations where a drug test might be required, for sports athletes, parole requirements and substance abuse programs to name a few. There’s a lot of factors at play here and the simple answer is kind of well – complicated. It’s a solid- yes, no, maybe situation and for a variety of reasons; from compound to the individual to dosage, to the test itself.  We take a look at Will CBD Oil show up in a drug test?

Different Cannabinoids and Drug Testing

First, isolated CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, generally will not show up in a drug test. That’s mainly because drug tests are not looking for all cannabinoids, they’re looking for one specific cannabinoid. However, a full spectrum product will contain array of other cannabinoids (such as CBG, CBN, CBC, THCV, etc) which may show positive on a drug test. Currently we don’t know what other cannabinoids may trigger a drug test. It’s confusing right out of the gate, right? Let’s simplify by breaking down the facts to learn if your CBD Oil will show up in a drug test.

To be considered legal, hemp cannot contain amounts greater than 0.3% THC. Which is not enough to get you high. Therefore, it is non-psychoactive. However, the benefits of a product with a full spectrum of cannabinoids are vast. Studies suggest full spectrum hemp oil products may benefit those suffering from:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Concussions
  • And more

Research is encouraging and slowly reprogramming the way we think about hemp. But even with so many potential benefits to be gained the question of “will CBD oil show up in a drug test” may still hold us back.

Will You Fail a Drug Test if You Take CBD Oil?

Maybe. Here’s the complicated part. There are a lot of variables at work here, from the drug test itself (different manufacturers, different detection levels, sensitivities, etc.), and the individual that consumes the CBD product. Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • Is your product a full spectrum product? Meaning are there cannabinoids other than CBD?
  • How much is consumed and how often?
  • Medical factors, such as medications taken, liver and/or kidney disease; see our article regarding side effects of CBD here.
  • The metabolism of the individual.

How Much Do You Have to Take for CBD Oil to Show Up On A Drug Test?

Again, everyone’s metabolism is different and medicines, liver, and kidney function all play roles in a positive or negative result. What kind of drug test is being administered is another factor. And dosage is yet another component in this risk assessment.


What Do You Recommend?

Ananda’s official position with regards to our full-spectrum hemp products and drug tests:

Our products do contain less than .3% THC and an array of other rare cannabinoids. Because of this, we CANNOT guarantee a negative drug test. If you are worried about passing a drug test for your employee or other reason, we do not recommend taking our products as there is a chance you will test positive. If you have any questions, please send us an email to hello@anandahemp.com.


This information is presented for educational purposes only. Ananda Hemp developed this information to provide an understanding of the potential applications of cannabinoids. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.