As Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming a popular natural alternative to treat various ailments, there is a big concern with working professionals as to whether CBD will appear during a drug screening test. The short answer is that CBD will not show up in a drug test because drug tests do not screen for it. According to a US National Library of Medicine’s, 2020 article urine drug test targets the following substances: alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, opiates, cocaine, and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although CBD may not show up on the screening, you must follow your employer’s CBD use guidelines.
The most important thing to remember is that high-quality CBD does not have the same intoxicating psychoactive effects as THC. According to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products that contain more than 0.3% THC are illegal, and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) lists them as a Schedule I drug. THC binds to receptors in different parts of the brain. These receptors typically attach to the endocannabinoids, which are natural compounds that the human body produces.
While THC does impair judgment and the ability to make rational decisions – preliminary research has shown that CBD offers a wide variety of ailment relief without the intoxication effects, such as relief of pain, controlling anxiety, reducing inflammation, and helping with sleep disorders, to name a few.
In summary, the use of CBD far outweighs the overall health benefit that you would not receive from prescription medication. CBD effects on the body do not cause the damage or side effects of a prescription or recreational drug use or overuse. Take the first step towards your wellness journey with medibles® today by completing your wellness assessment and receiving a free consultation with a board-certified physician.
Disclaimer: You understand that medibles® cannot and does not guarantee that you will pass a drug screening while using CBD if said drug screening includes screening for CBD. This blog post is purely informational. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your company’s particular requirements.