Will CBD Isolate Show On a Drug Test?
CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD might cause a failed urine test. Learn how by reading this article.
Published April 20, 2021.
CBD isolate is a product that has every other cannabinoid chemically removed. In short, this means that your CBD isolate bought from a reputable brand will not cause you to fail a drug test. But this isn't set in stone.
How Can CBD Cause a Failed Drug Test?
When drug tests for cannabis are performed, a urine test is used to determine the presence of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This means that if they aren't searching specifically for the presence of CBD, they won't find it.
All the CBD products on the market that promise they are "THC-free" cannot guarantee that you will pass a urine test unless they come with lab reports that prove their chemical content. Check the small print on CBD products for disclaimers. In the UK, legal CBD oil for full-spectrum products (those containing many other cannabinoids aside from CBD) contains less than 0.2% THC, and although this is a minuscule amount, there is always the chance that it will be picked up in a urine test.
What This Means for You
Although it's unlikely, there is some drug-testing risk posed by using CBD isolate. If your occupation (or another factor of life) requires you to be totally THC-free, such as police work or medicine, then it's not worth the risk of trying CBD products other than CBD isolate. Additionally, always make sure that you purchase from a reputable brand that can prove the content of their products with certified lab tests.
Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey