Nowadays, drug screening is a common caveat of employment, with employers hunting for traces of everything from alcohol to cocaine, and marijuana to methamphetamine. But does CBD show up on a drug test? And can you be fired for using it? The simple answer is no, but there is a little more to it than that.
CBD should not show up on a drug test, so long as the Cannabidiol you’re consuming does not have added THC, according to Dr. Junella Chin, a Medical Cannabis Expert for CannabisMD. If it doesn’t, the reading should be no greater than 0.3%, as outlined by the United States Department of Agriculture in the Farm Bill — the law that legalized Hemp-infused CBD.
That said, athletes — who are often required to take drug tests that are far more sensitive — could test positive for trace amounts of THC, so they’ll need to consult their training team before experimenting with Cannabidiol. Although, considering they’re subjected to strict nutritional guidelines, it’s pretty much a given they’d run any form of medication by their trainer.
But for your average Joe, CBD shouldn’t show up on a drug test.