Whether or not you’ve started using CBD, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most common questions is just how long does CBD stay in your system? Users are mostly concerned with CBD showing up on a drug test or remaining in their system for a long period of time. If you’re wondering how long CBD stays in your systems, keep reading to learn more.
CBD use is relatively new in the United States, with it only becoming legal in some states over the past decade. With that said, there is still research that needs to be done to give you a definitive answer. In the meantime, however, we can supply you with some factors that determine how long CBD stays in your system.
Dosage: The more CBD you use, the longer it will stay in your system.
Tolerance/Frequency: If you use CBD frequently, you will not only build up your tolerance but the CBD will remain in your system for longer.
Method of Use: There are many ways to take CBD: ointments, edibles, vapor, flower, and oils, for example. However, each person differs so that for one person, vaping CBD may make it stay longer in the system than using oils.
Your Metabolism: For those who have a fast metabolism, the CBD will leave the body sooner. If you have a slow metabolism, the CBD won’t flush out as quickly.
Food Intake: If you’ve eaten recently, the CBD will be absorbed quicker.
How Long Does CBD Last?
According to a recent study, CBD oil stays in your system for two to five days. When smoking CBD, it only stays in your system for up to thirty-one hours. While this may be a broad range, it gives users something to follow – that you can expect CBD to remain in your system for up to five days. It does not mean that you feel the effects for that period of time time, only that the CBD is still in the bloodstream.
If CBD is Found in My System Do I Fail a Drug Test?
This is, in fact, extremely rare and not something you need to worry about. Most drug tests do not test for CBD since it is not psychoactive, like THC. However, keep in mind that some CBD products contain small amounts of THC. In fact, a CBD product can have 0.3% THC in it. Although this is a small amount, it can still show up on a drug test. If you take a drug test and THC is found, this will likely be considered a failure depending on the state where you live. If you typically don’t use THC, it will stay in your system for about three days. For regular smokers, this jumps up to thirty days.
How Do I Avoid THC in CBD Products?
If you want to use CBD but don’t want any THC in your system, you’ll want to find CBD products that do not contain THC. The two types of CBD that do not contain THC are CBD isolate broad-spectrum CBD.
CBD Isolate: This is the purest form of CBD you can get. It is 100 percent CBD will all cannabinoids removed, including THC. It comes in many forms and is used by professional athletes, especially for pain.
Broad-spectrum CBD: These CBD products contain naturally occurring cannabinoids, minus THC, and are safe for drug tests.
How Long Does CBD Last?
This depends on the amount used, the method used, and your tolerance. In general, when you use CBD products you can expect the effects to last up to eight hours. Again, this depends on many factors.
Should I Worry about Taking CBD?
No. While we do not know for sure how long CBD stays in your system, it shouldn’t last for more than a week. This means, thankfully, that you will not fail a drug test. When purchasing CBD products, be sure to always check the label and ask the salesperson for help in selecting the right CBD products for you.