There is good literature written to this effect and we implore you to do your own due diligence. With that said, all of Safe Harbour Wellness’s products meet the federal legal limit of < 0.3% THC and some are THC-FREE.
CBD is not a drug and although unlikely, consuming CBD may cause a positive drug test. In order to err on the side of caution, if drug testing is a concern, we recommend utilizing one of our “Isolate” products as they are THC-FREE compared to the legal trace amounts found within our Full-Spectrum CBD Oil. However, we cannot guarantee you will pass a drug test after consuming CBD products; even if they are labeled THC-FREE.
Drug tests look for elevated levels of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis. The drug test identifies if one’s THC level is above or below a particular threshold. If THC is detected at amounts above the laboratory’s threshold, the test is considered positive. In theory, one could use enough hemp extract and therefore consume enough THC to surpass the laboratory’s threshold and trigger a true positive, but it would be highly unlikely, difficult and very expensive.
Unfortunately, there is no “perfect dose” of CBD oil / hemp extract that one can consume to ensure THC levels remain below the THC threshold in a drug screen. The manner in which an individual metabolizes THC is highly individualized and depends on many variables, including dose, body composition, activity level, duration of use, etc.
However, the most commonly used drug tests, urine and saliva immunoassay tests, are widely utilized, but are not very specific. This means they can confuse one molecule for another, especially when they look alike. This can happen with CBD and THC, which would trigger a FALSE positive.
Should you receive a positive result on a urine or saliva drug screen, ask for a more specific test to be performed. This secondary test is called a confirmatory or confirmation test and can be performed with urine, saliva or blood and could also be requested as a hair test. Confirmation tests are certainly more costly than a standard immunoassay test, but they are also much more accurate. If using a THC-FREE product, these should show as a true negative. If you are using a full-spectrum product with small amounts of THC, these tests will either show as a true negative or a small level of THC. This quantification of THC will help differentiate between use of a hemp product vs use of a marijuana product.
As always, honesty and transparency with your employer and testing facility is your best defense. Although we cannot make guarantees to outcomes, we would recommend bringing your product bottle and receipt with you to show you are taking a legal hemp derived product.