The drug testing has become a standard protocol for employment purposes. Sometimes these tests are required by the government, as in the case of public jobs, and other times, they are voluntarily incorporated by companies. Due to these routine drug tests, many people are concerned about the CBD oil consumption, because of its proximity to marijuana and the potential risks that CBD could trigger a positive test result. This concern is justified. People need to take drug tests very seriously, especially when it comes to their livelihood or their freedom.
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The routine drug tests Usually include tests of urine, hair follicles, saliva, and blood. In this article, we’ll take a look at the chances of CBD being detected in a saliva test. The chances of getting a positive result for CBD in this test are low. Indeed, the vast majority of saliva drug tests look for THC and, by law, CBD products must contain less than 0.2% THC. However, there are a few important details you should be aware of.
How accurate is the test?
The saliva drug tests are very specific for all drugs, including THC and marijuana. However, their accuracy is limited, as they can only perform tests within a window of about 48 hours.
Urine testing is the industry standard for drug testing, and a review of data from 4.5 million saliva tests showed that the positivity rates were comparable to urine tests.
Usually, drugs show up on a test about 30 to 60 minutes after ingestion. Some over-the-counter medications can report false positives, but most labs will confirm positive results with a more comprehensive test (this is good news for CBD users! We will come back to this later…).
In fact, oral testing is hard to ‘fool’ because testing is usually done face to face with a colleague or a committed professional. Dilution tactics, like those used in urine tests, are not effective in saliva tests. These tests are hard to “beat”. Okay, enough boring stuff. Let’s talk about CBD and saliva drug tests.
Will CBD show up in a saliva screening test?
As for the CBD and other drug tests , the answer is most likely no. However, there is always a risk that the answer will be yes. So let’s talk about the risks of CBD and saliva tests …
Most CBD products contain traces of THC. The legal limit is 0.2% THC, which is nowhere near enough to get you high. It’s like drinking a non-alcoholic beer. The vast majority of saliva drug tests look for THCa (the “parent” compound of THC).
Even though CBD contains such small amounts of THC, there is still a chance that it will signal a positive result. Especially in the context of saliva, if you take large amounts of CBD before the test (72 hours before) this can be a problem. At present, CBD is also not regulated. This means that no regulatory body controls the CBD companiesto guarantee its quality (for the moment…).
Result? Some CBD products contain more than 0.2% THC, which increases the risk of a positive oral fluid test result. These products are illegal at the federal level and classified under the “Marijuana” category. Make sure you buy from a reputable brand, which has certified lab reports on all of its products.