In recent years, CBD (cannabidiol) has gained significant attention in the Japanese health industry, and CBD oil, known for its anxiety-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties, has become a popular product.
However, many may be concerned about how CBD affects health examinations.
In this article, we will explore what CBD is, its impact on drug tests, and the safe use of CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of over 80 compounds found in cannabis plants.
While the main components of cannabis are CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD differs from THC in that it has no intoxicating effects.
In other words, when using CBD, you can enjoy the benefits of its psychotropic effects without experiencing the sensation of being “high”.
CBD and Drug Tests
In general, the likelihood of CBD being detected in common drug tests, such as urine tests, is extremely low.
However, if CBD products contain THC, it can be problematic.
Generally, foreign CBD products contain around 0.3% THC, and even this small amount of THC can accumulate in the body and lead to positive test results.
In Japan, the sale of products containing THC is strictly regulated, and consumers should avoid purchasing CBD products that contain THC.
Some drug tests also look for other cannabinoids, and while CBD is okay (e.g. CBD is approved by WADA and JADA), other cannabinoids like CBN and CBG are not.
Safe Use of CBD: Avoiding Positive Drug Tests
To use and purchase CBD products safely, keep the following points in mind:
- Purchase from reputable brands with a track record in the wellness industry such as HealthyTOKYO.
- Choose THC-free CBD products.
- Always adhere to the recommended dosage and usage instructions.
We have briefly introduced the impact of CBD use on drug tests.
In products that contain only CBD, there is usually little need to worry about positive test results. However, if THC is present, this can become an issue.
In any case, when choosing CBD products, it is important to carefully check the ingredients and purchase from reputable manufacturers.
How long does CBD stay in the body?
The period during which CBD remains in the body generally ranges from 3 to 5 days after the last intake. This duration depends on the dosage and frequency of use and varies from person to person.
Does CBD show up on a drug test?
In drug tests for cannabis, THC metabolites are detected. Therefore, the use of THC-free CBD products does not typically produce positive results.
Does CBD test positive in a drug test?
The use of CBD products rarely results in a positive drug test.