The enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill marked a giant step forward for the CBD industry. For the first time in U.S. history, (regulated) production of hemp-derived products, including hemp-derived CBD products, were made legal. However, many questions remain in regard to the legalities of CBD use. More often than not people are left with questions about how CBD manifests itself in the body and whether or not it shows up on a drug test.
Let me start by saying that it’s not likely hemp-derived CBD would show up on a drug test. Hemp-derived CBD is less likely to contain THC (the stuff that flags on a drug test) than marijuana-derived CBD because hemp-derived CBD is legally required to contain 0.3% or less of THC. A high-quality CBD brand like Seabedee, for example, ensures customers that their CBD products are Farm Bill Compliant, 3rd Party Lab Tested, Non GMO and is exclusively hemp-derived CBD. Seabedee’s transparency establishes credibility, and therefore poses as a trustworthy brand to buy from.
Furthermore, harvesting and farming techniques play a role in determining which compounds appear in CBD. Typically CBD extracts are formulated as full-spectrum, broad-spectrum or as CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD comes from hemp and includes all the naturally-occurring compounds found in the plant: Flavonoids, terpenes, and cannabinoids (including THC) are all present. However, hemp-derived CBD must contain 0.3% or less of THC, so rest assured that the THC content isn’t significant in full-spectrum CBD.
Broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate have all traces of THC removed from it. The difference between these two extracts is that broad-spectrum CBD still contains terpenes and other cannabinoids, while CBD isolate is pure CBD and does not include any other compounds.1
In layman’s terms, high-quality, hemp-derived CBD will be less likely to show up on a drug test, especially if it is formulated as broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.
1.Weedmaps. (2020, March 26). How Long Does CBD Oil Stay in Your System? (A. Rae Dr., Ed.). Retrieved from https://weedmaps.com/learn/cbd/long-cbd-oil-stay-system
2. Santos-Longhurst, A. (2019, December 12). How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System? Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/how-long-does-cbd-stay-in-your-system