WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?

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This is not a yes/no question. SOTA will provide the facts necessary to reach the informed decision that is best for you.

Drug tests do not screen for CBD they screen for THC. ​Marijuana tests identify THC, the compound in cannabis that creates a "high”, as well as the compounds created when your body metabolizes marijuana. This two-part urine test identifies two types of THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and THC. Drug tests typically only screen for THC and,  depending on your state, by law, CBD products derived from hemp can only contain up to 0.3% THC. 

Almost all THC is removed during extraction when producing “THC Free” products. However, there are always trace amounts at thresholds undetectable by the testing equipment. When reading the SOTA COA, “ND” is listed under the THC designation. This means our products do not reach the detectable level from the third-party testing equipment. This does not mean the product is completely free of THC.

Drug tests have varying detection thresholds. The most common test is the urine analysis. To pass a urine drug test, the amount of THC in your body must be below 50 ng/mL. That's the cutoff recommended federally by the National Institutes of Health and clinically by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These organizations establish industry standards for lab certifications.

50 ng's is a threshold that can be easily detected if used over time and is dependent on many factors such as weight, age and metabolism.