While CBD oil, THC, and marijuana are not the same things, Forbes says it’s important that people know it’s entirely possible that snacking on CBD-infused foods could make you fail a drug test — and there’s no way to tell if you’re in the small percentage of people who will fail until it happens.
They shared the case of one woman who was prescribed CBD oil by her doctor. It was meant to treat her anxiety, and in spite of the fact that she had never smoked marijuana in her life, she failed a drug test and lost out on the opportunity to get a new job.
Why? Because CBD products are notoriously inconsistent, and since there are no controls yet in place through the FDA, it’s entirely possible that CBD oil you pick up and put in your afternoon smoothie does, in fact, contain trace amounts of THC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published reports on their findings that there are fake CBD oils out there, and you don’t always know what you’re getting.
There’s also the chance that if you consume high levels of CBD oil — about 1,000 milligrams per day — it can also trigger a positive result on a drug test. And since people metabolize CBD in different ways, it’s impossible to tell whether or not it’s going to show up for you. The more you know!