Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has an array of therapeutic benefits that is taking the health and wellness industry by storm. CBD is a non-intoxicating compound that is found in the cannabis plant. CBD can treat an array of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, etc.
Many of our patients were initially hesitant to try CBD because of the stigma that surrounds cannabis. The most frequent concern we get from our patients is if they would fail a drug test if they are using only CBD. If you are interested in reading this blog, click here.
For starters, CBD is often not a drug that is tested for in most drug tests. Most cannabis drug tests only test for THC and its metabolites. However, this is often not enough, and patients still want to know how long CBD stays in their system.
Like THC, CBD does get stored in the body after its therapeutic effects ware off. The amount of time CBD stays in the system relies on a bunch of factors, including:
- Your Metabolism: How fast/slow your metabolism works and whether you consumed food at the time or consumed CBD on an empty stomach.
- Frequency of Use: How often you use CBD factors how long it can stay in the body for
- CBD Dosage: Amount of CBD taken at the time will influence how long the CBD stays in your body
- Method of Administration: Both the effects and how long the CBD will last is determined by the way in which CBD was consumed
In a 2016 study, researchers found that CBD that was administered in high doses could be found in urine for up to 24 hours. After 24 hours, the CBD was no longer detectable in the urine. Whereas, inhaling CBD through inhalation/smoking can be found in the bloodstream for up to 72 hours after smoking. When CBD is applied topically, it has a permeability rate that is ten times higher than THC. Additionally, CBD effects peak after about 90 minutes.
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