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does cbd oil show up in a blood test

In fact, recent research has shown that drug tests can’t tell the difference.

If you pass a drug test after taking CBD, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have traces of THC in your system. It may just mean you’re below the detection level.

How Your Body Processes CBD and Factors That Affect How Long CBD Stays In Your System

It hinges mostly on the dose you took and your frequency of use. Typically, these metabolites can show up on a urine test anywhere between three days to two weeks after the last time taken.

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Although blood tests are not nearly as common as urine tests for screening for CBD and cannabinoids, they can be used to detect THC metabolites. The reason they’re not the preferred method of drug screening is because of how quickly THC is eliminated from your bloodstream.

CBD has taken off as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. CBD products like CBD oil can be made from either the hemp plant or the cannabis plant, which are closely related varieties of the same cannabis species, Cannabis sativa. CBD products contain a cannabinoid—a chemical—called cannabidiol, which does not make you high. The substance in marijuana that causes a buzz is a different cannabinoid, called THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.

THC can be detected in a urine test for up to 15 days, depending on how often and how much you use. It leaves the bloodstream in about five hours, but substances your body makes from THC (THC metabolites) can show up for as long as 7 days. CBD tends to stay in the bloodstream from 2 to 5 days, depending on dosage and frequency. If you have been using CBD for a while, it can stay in your body for up to 30 days or more.

Factors in CBD Oil Showing on Drug Screen

If you are concerned that THC in your CBD oil or other CBD product may show up on a drug test, you may be able to reduce the chance of that occurring, though there is no guarantee. Some of the factors that may increase the likelihood of a failed drug test are:

The legality of CBD products can be confusing. CBD products made from certain cannabis plant varieties are legal only in states where marijuana is legal, due to the potential THC content. CBD products made from hemp variety plants are legal throughout the United States as long as they contain less than 0.3% of THC and do not make any medical claims. (A hemp plant is defined as Cannabis sativa that contains less than 0.3% THC.)

Topical products that claim to contain CBD—like shampoos, cosmetics or creams—should not cause any reaction during a drug test because they do not enter the bloodstream. In the case of CBD oils, gummies, teas or transdermal patches, the situation is more complicated. In a test of 84 CBD products obtained online, 18 contained THC.

Some practical questions.

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We have good news on that front and we’ll also look at key questions around CBD’s duration in the body.

In fact, it uses a very common thoroughfare called P450 that up to 60% of common medications also use.

As for mental, physical, and gut effects:

If standard doses had issues on the liver, we would see it in the blood panels referenced above in studies.

Since CBD has shown opposing effects to THC in almost every pathway, we wouldn’t be surprised if it constrains THC’s effect there as well. We need more research.

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