CBD And Employment Drug Testing

CBD 101


Pre-employment drug testing has become an accepted part of American culture. Statistics have found that 56% of American employers require prospective employees to undergo drug tests before starting a job, at an annual cost of more than $3.7 billion per year. If you currently use CBD products, you should be aware of how this could possibly impact you on a pre-employment drug screening.

CBD Products And Drug Tests

CBD alone will not trigger a positive result. However, many hemp-derived CBD products contain trace amounts of THC. This would show up on a drug test since most lab tests specifically target THC metabolites. Current tests do not make a distinction between testing positive for THC based on CBD usage or marijuana usage.

There is not a uniform result that will warrant a positive screening since there are many different thresholds based on the lab and type of test (urine, hair or blood) that your employer uses. For a standard urine screening, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recommends that the cutoff is 50 ng/ml to pass a drug test. However, some employers use labs with a cutoff of 20 ng/ml and some occasionally use labs with a cutoff of 0 ng/ml.

Research has also found that CBD users who also use marijuana may show higher levels of THC for a longer period of time than those who solely use marijuana. 

THC-Free Products

Some products advertised as THC-free that are not regulated by the FDA have been shown to test positive for THC. Before using any CBD product, we recommend that you first check the lab results for it. They should be readily available on the company’s website. If they do not disclose this information, you run the risk of using a falsely advertised product.

Lab results for all Lazarus Naturals products can be found on the “Test Results” section of each page on our website.

Lazarus Naturals Products

Although our products comply with the federally mandated THC limit of less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, this does mean a positive test is possible. Drug tests are not uniform and the THC threshold that would yield a positive result is stricter in some tests than others.

Lazarus Naturals holds no liability for any positive results on a drug test. We highly recommend not using CBD products if this is a concern to you.