Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis. Because CBD is found in the cannabis plant, it is associated with marijuana and there is confusion around whether CBD can get a person “high”. If you have an upcoming drug test or just plain curious about how long CBD stays in your system, read on…
The following information pertains to people especially curious about an upcoming drug test.
According to a MarijuanaBreak article medically reviewed by Dr. Ted Valley, even though CBD causes no “high” whatsoever, some people have tested positive for THC metabolites and have subsequently failed their drug test. This is because drug tests do not test for CBD, they test for THC (the psychoactive compound of marijuana).
It is important to understand that full-spectrum CBD oils on the market will indeed contain trace amounts of THC. Keep in mind that unlike full-spectrum CBD, CBD isolate is 100% THC-free.
With this said, the short answer for how long CBD stays in your system is it depends. Skye Sherman, a writer for Try The CBD writes the duration varies from person to person and there are many factors that determine how long it can stay in your body.
The duration is dependent on the amount of CBD you use, how potent the CBD is, how often you use it, and the method of consumption. Personal factors, such as age, weight, gender, lifestyle, metabolism, and water consumption also play a factor.
Green Roads World explains that while there is no standard formula for how long CBD stays in your system, most studies point to an average of 120 hours or 5 days. More potent products generally stay in your system longer.