The newness of CBD has resulted in many, many new questions about the compound. This all makes sense – after all, CBD was only legalized less than two years ago at the federal level, and regulations from the United States Food & Drug Administration are still forthcoming. However, for as many questions as there are, there are also many answers.
One of the common causes of confusion about CBD is whether or not CBD shows up on a drug test. Thankfully for CBD users, the answer is usually no…with some exceptions.
First, it’s important to understand how a drug test works and why this might have an interaction with CBD. There are, of course, many different types of drug tests, including tests that examine for the presence of THC in the system. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, and it is the active cannabinoid in marijuana that is responsible for the intoxication that someone feels when they consume marijuana. Amounts vary, but the average THC content of marijuana is usually around 12%.
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