It is not uncommon for companies to require a pre-employment drug test and for college or professional athletes to be tested before competition tournaments or post-accident situations related to needing drug tests. Although A drug test looks for the presence of one or more illegal or prescription drugs in your urine, blood, saliva, hair, or sweat, numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity, and detection periods exist.

Because CBD, as a cannabis compound, has increased exponentially in popularity in the past years, medical marijuana has also increased its participation in the medical and science fields.

Although CBD is already legal in many countries and used to treat symptoms and conditions related to inflammation, anxiety, seizures, arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, insomnia, cancer, and more, questions related to its effect on the body are still out there.

In general, drug tests check for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) because that is the cannabis compound that makes people feel high.CBD products are typically THC-free; however, they can still show up.

What is CBD?

Cannabis and hemp are different strains that originate from the same plant species. CBD is one of the hundreds of compounds in these plants. Different cannabinoids provide different effects due to how they are metabolized and broken down by the body.

CBD is also one of these cannabinoids and is the second most commonly found in cannabis. CBD is short for the cannabinoids’ scientific name, which is Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol, unlike THC, does not provide any intoxicating effects. In fact, CBD has been scientifically proven to combat the intoxicating effects that THC produces.

CBD oil does not get anyone high as CBD is a non-intoxicating, non-psychoactive cannabinoid containing no more than 0.03 percent of THC.

The use of CBD for therapeutic purposes has exploded in recent years.  CBD is available in:

How to Avoid a Positive CBD Drug Test

  • Ensure the product you are using is pure.
  • Check the company’s background and if it is legitimate.
  • Check the origin and source of the product.
  • Ensure that CBD is an isolated product from an industrial hemp supply.
  • Ask questions to the company about the product’s processing technique and possible cross-contamination.

CBD products contain either full spectrum, broad-spectrum or isolated Cannabidiol:

  • The full spectrum may contain THC, which is the substance that makes a person feel “high.”
  • The broad spectrum is processed to remove any THC.
  • Isolate only contains CBD and not THC.


CBD is a natural medical source to help patients treat and relieve symptoms of many diseases and conditions. Although CBD is legal in many countries, most of which are made from hemp and not marijuana, it is crucial to look for products sourced without traces of THC. This includes isolates and many broad-spectrum tinctures. A full spectrum oil contains other active plant compounds in addition to CBD.

Still have questions?

At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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