CBD Industry Standards

CBD oil made from industrial hemp contains trace levels of THC – up to .3 percent, per U.S. law. However, manufacturers aren’t always held to producing consistent levels of THC in their oils, and even if they do, minuscule amounts of THC can still be present in CBD products.

Can I test positive for a marijuana test?

A positive marijuana test occurs at 50 nanograms of THC metabolites per milliliter, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration guidelines, but it can be as low as 25 nanograms per milliliter. After the initial positive test, an additional gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) test is used. A positive test at this stage occurs at 15 ng/ml.

Ingesting 2,000 mg of CBD oil daily would result in a maximum consumption of 6 mg of THC, which would cause a positive marijuana urine test approximately 23 percent of the time. Consuming .5 mg of THC daily results in a 0.2 percent chance of testing positive. As such, it’s important to keep in mind the amount of CBD you are consuming and the possible consequences of such consumption. Although unlikely, it is possible for those who take CBD to fail drug tests if they are taking unusually high doses.

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