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Could using CBD make you fail a drug test?

Posted at 6:19 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 18:19:46-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — CBD is cannabidiol and has caught consumers attention. The substance is made from the cannabis plant that also makes marijuana but it does not give a person a high. Scientists say it is a safe non-addictive substance that causes someone to relax and the substance is used most commonly for anxiety, inflammation and depression.

The substance is legal in the U.S. but is not regulated by the FDA. Kimberly Pachetti, co-owner of Nani~Luxe LLC that creates body products using CBD oil. She says CBD can come from either hemp or cannabis. CBD doesn't get you high because it either has low amounts, less than 0.3% of THC, or has none of it at all.

"If it is extracted from marijuana and even from some forms of hemp there could be slight amounts of THC," Pachetti said. "THC is what shows up on the drug tests. THC is what shows up as a marijuana product."

Quest diagnostics recently found that people have been failing drug tests after using CBD.

"You might test positive following the use of that product," Dr. Barry Sample, Senior Director of Science and Technology said. "It is not because of the CBD itself, it's because of residual THC that may be present."

Panchetti says when buying CBD it's important to ask for the Certificate of analysis because it will show the strength of the CBD and whether or not there is THC in it.

Today at 8050 Transit Road in Williamsville a new store called Your CBD opened. The store sells CBD products ranging from oils to pet products.