Does CBD show up on a drug test?

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Does CBD show up on a drug test?

Does CBD show up on a drug test?

If a positive drug test is a concern, it’s important to make sure your CBD contains zero THC.

CBD is derived from the cannabis plant and therefore many users are often worried about the compound showing up on a routine drug test.  Traditionally, drug screenings do not test for CBD, but they will almost certainly test for THC.  

If the product selected off says “contains no THC”, then you are perfectly fine regarding a THC drug test.  However, THC can be found in tiny traces in some CBD products.  This is where the formulation of your chosen product needs to be looked at. 

  • Full spectrum CBD

This formulation method maintains all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, including THC.  Most full spectrum CBD will contain less than 3% of THC, however, frequent users may very well have it show up on a drug test.

  • Broad spectrum CBD

Often seen as a mix between full spectrum and CBD isolate, broad spectrum CBD products also contain all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis, but with the notable exception of THC.  

  • CBD isolate

CBD isolate contains nothing else but pure CBD, as all the other compounds are filtered out during the formulation process.

As you can see, the answer is far from a simple yes or no.  It really all depends on what product you are using and how it has been manufactured.  For customers concerned about failing a THC drug test, CBD isolate will always be the first recommendation.  

The good news is that all the products in our shop are independently verified by third party laboratories, thus ensuring that THC levels do not exceed the government’s regulations.  

CBDstore Pty Ltd holds no responsibility for failed drug test, we suggest speaking to a medical professional, employer or sports governing body before using any CBD products seen listed on the store directory. If you have any questions on the product and their key ingredients please feel free to contact us via email:

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Disclaimer: We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or veterinarian when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments. Do not exceed more than 20mg of CBD(Cannabidiol) in your daily dose as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019