If you use CBD in a state where other forms of cannabis are still illegal, you might have anxiety at the idea of being drug tested. At Your CBD Store in Keller, we work hard to educate all our customers so they can make informed decisions about CBD. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD and drug testing. 

Do I Need to Tell my Employer I Use CBD?

As an employee, the medications and supplements you take are private, and you aren’t obligated to tell your employer about them. CBD is a legal substance for anyone over the age of 18, and it doesn’t impair physical or mental performance. Since it’s legal and should have no impact on your job performance, your employer doesn’t need to know whether or not you use CBD. 

What’s the Difference Between THC and CBD?

Before we talk about drug tests, we need to talk about THC and CBD. These are both found in the whole cannabis plant, but THC is the psychoactive compound which is still illegal in any states. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, and it’s legal in most states for anyone over the age of 18 to use. CBD products have less than 0.3% THC, and any product from reputable brands should have public lab test results to confirm their low-CBD or zero-CBD status. In states where THC is illegal, employees can lose their jobs if any is found in their drug test results.

Do Drug Screenings Test for CBD?

Drug screenings don’t test for CBD, and CBD products with 0.3% THC or less don’t contain enough of the compound for it to show up on a drug test. Cannabis is one of the substances urine tests are made to detect, but this only refers to the THC compound. No matter how you dose CBD, or how often you use it, your drug test shouldn’t come up positive for cannabis. If you do test positive, you should contact your doctor right away to discuss the results.

Could I Accidentally Test Positive for THC?

Doctors have identified a few ways you could test positive for THC, even if you don’t use it. The first is exposure to secondhand smoke that contains THC. If you’ve been in the room with someone while they smoke cannabis with THC, it’s possible to inhale their smoke and unknowingly have THC in your system.

Some brands of CBD products, even reputable brands, can make mistakes with their products. You might get a batch with more THC than intended, and this can show up on your drug test. Always check the products you purchase, and never buy a product that doesn’t have public lab test results. 

Lastly, certain medications can produce false-positive results. If you take dronabinol, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or naproxen, pantaprazole, or efavirenz, these drugs could produce a false positive for cannabis on drug tests. Talk to your doctor if this happens to you, and disclose these medications before your follow-up test.

Quality CBD Products at Your CBD Store in Keller

If you’re looking for high quality CBD products at reasonable prices, you’re sure to love Your CBD Store in Keller. We only sell CBD from reputable brands, and our staff is always happy to help you find the perfect products. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced user, Your CBD Store in Keller is the perfect place for all your CBD needs. For more information, or to shop our online store, visit our website today!