Does CBD Gummies Show Up On A Drug Test?

Gummy bears were one of your favorite childhood treats, and the good news is that these gummies are available for adults too and have the goodness of CBD. Many people like to take CBD gummies as a sweet treat after dinner. Nowadays, these chewables are one of the most sold CBD products.

When you take CBD gummies, you may be concerned about the THC content in these sweet treats. THC is a psychoactive compound, and it is responsible for head-high effects. It also shows up in a drug test. CBD is also a cannabinoid present in the cannabis plant, but it doesn’t produce head-high effects like THC. That’s why people think that if they use any CBD product, it may show up in drug tests and fail. The following content will help you to understand what a drug test is and how CBD gummies show up in a drug test.

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What Is a Drug Test?

A drug test is a technical analysis of a urine, blood, or saliva specimen. These specimens are analyzed to know the presence or absence of any specified restricted substance or its metabolites. The urine test is the most common and initial diagnostic test for cannabis. The urine test is an “immunoassay test”. Immunoassay tests use antibodies to latch on to specific drugs or their metabolites. If the antibodies identify a drug, they will produce a signal that shows the test as “positive.” For example, if antibodies change color, then it may be considered a signal.

If a person tests positive for a drug test on an initial screening, then he has to undergo a follow-up test for confirmation. Because sometimes, a drug test can be false positive or false negative due to many reasons. Drug tests for cannabis can detect THC for at least three days after a single use and more than thirty days after heavy use. If you are a frequent and heavy user of any product that has a higher percentage of THC, then you can fail a drug test. THC is a fat-soluble compound and can be stored in body fat for a long time, so frequent users may have the accumulation of THC in fatty tissues. Such types of stored THC may slowly release into the bloodstream over time, and they fail their test.

Do CBD Gummies Show Up In Drug Tests?

Drug tests for cannabis are designed to detect THC, not CBD, so most CBD users don’t fail drug tests. But there are many things that you have to consider. Whether these CBD edibles would show in a drug test or not, to know the answer, you have to go through the types of CBD gummies being consumed. CBD gummies are available in different colors and flavors. Due to their increasing demand, specialized CBD gummy bears with some other ingredients are also available to address the specified issues such as sleep, hunger, etc.

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Full-spectrum CBD gummies contain all the cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, including THC. Flavonoids, terpenes, and other nutrients are also part of full-spectrum CBD oil. A broad-spectrum CBD gummy will have all the compounds present in the cannabis plant, excluding THC. Some CBD gummies contain other ingredients like melatonin and flavors but not THC.

As you know, drug tests are designed to detect the THC content, so if your CBD chews contain THC, then it may show up in the drug test. There is another thing that you have to keep in mind: mostly CBD gummies contain THC of less than 0.3 percent. According to Farm Bill 2018, hemp-derived CBD products having less than 0.3 percent THC are legal. So, if your CBD gummies have THC less than 0.3 percent, then there is a rare chance it will show up in drug tests.

If your CBD gummies have less than 0.3 percent THC, then you probably don’t need to worry about your drug test but if you are still in confusion, then do not consume CBD gummies with any trace of THC one or two days prior to a drug test. Always read the label for ingredients. You must know the source of THC in its percentage in your CBD chews. If the THC source is something other than hemp,  there are chances that it may appear in your drug test, and you might fail it; if you are a frequent user of such CBD gummies, then there is a strong chance that it may appear in the drug test because THC can stay in your system up to thirty days (based on how frequently and how much THC you are taking).

Things to Keep In Mind

If your CBD gummies don’t have any THC, then don’t worry about the drug test; definitely, you will pass it. If your CBD gummy bears have THC even in a lower percentage and you are worried about failing a drug test the next morning, follow the following tips.

  • Drink plenty of water, so frequent urination will help you eliminate the THC from the system because it will dilute the concentration of THC in the sample.
  • You can take diuretics, which stimulate urination. Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic. You can easily get over-the-counter diuretics.

Wrapping Up

Taking CBD gummies with less than 0.3 percent THC usually doesn’t affect the drug test, but you should not eat such CBD products at least one day prior to the test to avoid any inconvenience. If THC concentration is high in the CBD gummy and its source is something other than hemp, then it may appear in your drug test, and you may fail it. Frequency of use also affects the drug test. Occasionally the use of CBD gummies with less than 0.3 percent THC doesn’t affect the result of drug tests. If you are a frequent user of CBD gummies with a high percentage of THC, then you should take precautionary steps prior to drug testing.