Posted on November 7, 2018

Medical marijuana and CBD have experienced quite a rise in popularity over the last few years. This has lead to the frequently asked question, “Does CBD show up on drug tests?” Before we answer this question, we need to have a basic understanding of what CBD is, first.

What is CBD?

CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is 1 of over 400 different compounds found in the cannabis plant. It shares many of the same medical abilities as THC (the other popular cannabinoid) but it doesn’t produce the classic, psychoactive effects.

The medical benefits of CBD include treating symptoms of seizures, neurological disease, pain, cancer, inflammation, mood disorders, PTSD, and more.

While CBD may seem harmless (mostly because it is), the federal government and DEA still classify it as a Schedule 1 drug. This means that CBD is in the same category as heroin, cocaine, and other similar drugs.

The United States Department of Agriculture allows certain varieties of cannabis plants (hemp) to be grown for industrial purposes. They test for THC content, but do not test for CBD. Some states allow for hemp to contain trace amounts of THC, usually less than 5%.

For this reason, CBD is generally easier to come by, even in states where medical marijuana is still illegal. As long as the product, whether it be oil, beauty & health products, vapors, or infused edibles, contains less than 5% THC, you can usually get your hands on it relatively easily.

It’s important to note that medicinal-grade CBD (like what you can get as a Marijuana Doctor patient) is much more potent and effective as a medical treatment.

Does CBD Show Up on Drug Tests?

To answer the question, we must examine the THC content. CBD in its purest isolated form, will not show up on a drug test. With that being said, most products do contain trace amounts of THC. It’s difficult to determine the exact percentage of THC that a product can contain, without showing up on a drug test.

Results can differ from person to person. The bottom line is, pure CBD will not show up on a drug test. Consuming or using any product, even with trace amounts of THC, should be done at your own risk. If you know you have a drug test coming up, steer clear of anything that contains THC, just to be on the safe side.  Companies still have the right to terminate employment if you're caught with marijuana in your system. Using medical marijuana as an alternative medicine, is not a valid excuse. 


As a Marijuana Doctor patient, we can connect you with the highest-quality CBD isolates on the market. To become a medical marijuana patient, call us at (786) 224-4005 or schedule your free consultation online, today.