Does CBD Oil Show Up on Drug Tests?

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If you're wondering whether CBD oil shows up in drug tests, you aren't alone. 

For starters, it's important to know that there are two types of drug tests: urine and blood tests. Blood is usually used for more serious substances like heroin or cocaine, but sometimes doctors order urine tests if they suspect someone has been using marijuana recently. 

One common question we get asked by people who are new to CBD oil is "Does CBD show up on a drug test?" Generally speaking the answer is no, CBD oil will not show up on drugs tests, however there may be the odd exception, which you can find out more about below.

Is CBD oil a Drug?

CBD is not a drug. It is a natural substance found in the cannabis plant and has been used for centuries as medicine.

Many people mistakenly associate CBD with drugs due to its origins in the cannabis plant, however, it is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) that causes the “high” of marijuana. CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties, and therefore CBD Oil is not classed as a drug.

Will CBD Oil Show Up on a Drugs Test?

As we mentioned above, generally speaking CBD oil will not show up on a drugs or blood tests.

The majority of drugs tests - blood or urine - are looking for stronger substances, and when it comes to cannabis products it is THC that flags up on a drugs test. Therefore, if the CBD oil you have taken is THC free (such as the CBD oils we sell here at Elite CBD), then there should be no trace of the CBD oil in your system on any tests.

On the off chance you take a drugs test which flags cannabidiol (CBD), then it may show up as positive for up to 72 hours on a urine test, or 6 hours on a blood test.

It is worth remembering though that CBD oil is a completely legal wellness products and not a drug, so even on the off chance that it did show up on a test, you would not be in breach of any laws or regulations.


So there you have it, if you’re taking THC free CBD oil and have a drug or blood test coming up, you really have nothing to worry about. CBD is not a drug. It doesn’t act on the same receptors as THC and other cannabinoids and won’t trigger on the vast majority of tests.

For more information regarding CBD oil see our list of CBD blog posts or view our FAQs.

Our full range of THC free CBD oils can be found here.

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