What is CBD and What is it Used for ?
Today, cannabidiol, or CBD, has been recognized for its promising, highly effective, medicinal properties in treating a wide range of medical conditions as well as managing some of the chronic devastating symptoms accompanied with chronic diseases. Through targeting cannabinoid receptors (type 1 and 2) in our endocannabinoid systems, CBD oil has been known to manage and help alleviate chronic pain. Meanwhile, the intense pain that is felt during cancer treatment has been hypothesized to be controlled by cannabidiol.
Recently, CBD has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be effective in treating certain types of seizures and epilepsy and this has made life much easier for many patients across the globe. Lately, researchers have found that anxiety, mood disorders, and depression could be effectively managed with CBD which offers a valuable solution and a more promising substitute for current medications.
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Can CBD be Detected Through Routine Drug Testing ?
Unlike delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD oil does not contain any of the psychoactive properties that THC exhibits, and therefore it does not get you ‘high. The bottom line, CBD does not show up on most drug tests. Such tests are not designed to detect CBD or determine its amount in your body.
In the majority of tests, the standard 5-panel or 10-panel drug-screening tests are the most commonly used ones. These tests are designed to determine the content of THC-COOH, which is the end-product of metabolizing THC in our bodies. Therefore, one can say that pure CBD cannot be detected on regular drug tests.
Can THC in CBD Oil Products Result in a Positive Drug Test ?
That being said, some CBD products have trace amounts of THC. If enough amount of THC is present in CBD oil, it will show up on a regular drug test. As uncommonly as it sounds, CBD might lead to a positive drug test result if the amount of THC within is sufficient to trigger a positive result. This all depends mainly on the quality of CBD’s products and their composition.
The majority of CBD products aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Therefore, it is very hard to know what’s exactly in them. Certain types of CBD products are less likely to contain THC in them compared to others.
The majority of industrial CB oil products have low levels of THC in them. On average, most of these products have a concentration of THC below 0.3%. This concentration is almost negligible to be detected by a standard drug screening test. The average content of THC in CBD products is mainly too low to be detected through a hair test and the chances of it being detected in urine and saliva tests are even much smaller.
One should put into consideration that factors, such as the frequency of CBD doses, the amount of CBD in each dose, CBD’s product’s potency, and body composition make a lot of difference. When you consider marijuana-derived CBD products, things are different. The screening will test positive for THC-COOH if your CBD oil is rich in THC content.