As a regular or occasional CBD user, you may have asked yourself this question before. This is quite legitimate since the CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant. So, is the CBD molecule detectable on a urine test? We tell you everything! To learn more about testing for CBD, visit our guide article!
CBD and urine test: what you need to know
Is it possible to be positive in the urine test after consuming CBD?
In general, you are safe to consume CBD (cannabidiol). Whether it is occasional or regular, CBD is not detectable on a urine test. And this, whatever the form of consumption. On the other hand, you must ensure that the THC level is well calibrated in your CBD product or that it is zero. Eh yes ! It is possible to test positive on a urine test for cannabis, if and only if the CBD contains excessive traces of THC. This can happen with products from countries where the authorized THC level is higher than France. But also with some dishonest dealers who do not hesitate to lie about the THC content of their products. It is therefore more than important to watch this point and opt for quality, traceable and legal CBD products.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Although both derived from the cannabis plant, these molecules do not provide the same effects. Popular for its recreational properties, THC is the mind-altering substance in hemp. This is what is found in so-called recreational cannabis, namely marijuana or hash. This substance is responsible for the euphoric effects and the feeling of high. In addition, consuming THC has serious adverse health effects. Its consumption can therefore be dangerous, which explains its illegality in France. It is then classified as a narcotic and can be screened (salivary or urine). On the contrary, CBD is completely harmless, so it is not looked for in drug screens. A true well-being food supplement, it does not involve any risk of addiction or addiction. It has recognized natural virtues which contribute to regular well-being. It allows, for example, to calm inflammation, reduce stress, relieve pain and other everyday ailments. CBD products are legalized on French soil on condition that they contain no more than 0.2% THC.
Urine test screening: what are we talking about?
What is the urine test used for?
There are multiple urine tests for drug use. The one that interests us is the urine test for cannabis. This can be used after a positive saliva test. It checks whether the person is a cannabis user but does not attest to an addiction. It is used as a first-line test. Unlike the saliva test, it is not recommended as a road safety prevention tool. Renowned for being reliable and fast, it is often used by hospitals, laboratories or drug rehab centers. But recreational cannabis users can also obtain it, as well as families to monitor the consumption of their loved ones or children.
What does the urine test for cannabis detect?
The urine test for cannabis only detects the THC molecule if it is present at more than 50 ng / ml of urine. Thus, he will detect the consumption of herb (marijuana), cannabis resin (shit) or cannabis oil. Whether in joint, pipe, inhaler or even ingestion, mixed with other foods. In the form of a strip, it is sufficient to dip the test in the urine. The result appears after 5 minutes. If this is negative, it means that there is no trace of THC in the urine. If it is positive, THC consumption has taken place. Note: the urine test excludes any positive result for passive consumption (inhaled smoke).
How long can you be positive for cannabis?
Traces of THC can be detected in the urine for a longer or shorter period depending on the use and metabolism of each individual. On average, THC remains in the urine for 2-3 days for occasional consumption; 5 to 10 days for regular smokers (3 to 4 joints per week); 14 to 30 days for daily consumption; up to 40 to 60 days for some chronic users (several regular daily joints). In addition, it should be noted that the ingestion of THC (space cake, infusion …), makes it detectable for up to 5 days.