Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
We get this question a lot and the answer is: its not that simple. To fully understand how CBD products can affect your drug test results, you first need to understand the differences between the different types of CBD products there are on the market. In short, all CBD products are not made equal.
The majority of CBD products on the market fall into three main categories: Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum and Isolate-based.
Full-Spectrum CBD products have all of the cannabinoids in them that were present in the plant they were extracted from. In hemp plants (defined as cannabis plants containing less than 0.3% THC) there is generally trace amounts of THC present which will ultimately make it into the full-spectrum product.
Broad-Spectrum products have CBD as well as some other cannabinoids but have undergone additional refinement to remove the trace amounts of THC which were present in the original plant material. In broad-spectrum products you might find traces of CBN, CBG and other, non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Isolate-based products are created using a crystalline form of CBD called isolate. CBD isolate is pure CBD that has been isolated from the rest of the plant. It contains no other cannabinoids than CBD.
As you might expect, broad-spectrum and isolate-based are going to be the best bet if you have to pass a drug test. Cannesis products are made with broad-spectrum CBD with the addition of terpenes (botanical aromatics and flavanoids) to encourage the entourage effect.