Will I Fail A Drug Test With Delta 8 THC?

by in CBD Facts January 11, 2021

Will I Fail A Drug Test If I Smoke Delta 8?

Eating, smoking, or vaping Delta 8 THC Products Increases Your Chances of Failing a Drug Test.

How Drug Tests Detect THC – Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, Delta 11 THC, Etc. All THC.

Drug tests work in various mediums. This article will discuss the drug test in the form of a urinalysis / urine test / pee test / piss test.

Many people believe that drug testing kits are able to test the exact cannabinoids or drugs that other’s or themselves have consumed. The truth is that drug tests are not very good at pin-pointing those specific details.

Let’s explore how drug testing actually works…

The enzymes in our bodies metabolism will break down the THC we consume, which results in smaller molecules called THC metabolites.

The THC metabolites do not have the ability to get a person “high” anymore, however, they still display the same tell-tale chemical marker. The THC metabolite is only able to be present in a persons body at a testable level only if the person has consumed THC. The drug test will find these metabolites easily, and show that THC was processed in a person’s body. THC Metabolites are the chemical signals that drug tests look for.

The answer is YES, you have a strong chance of failing a drug test with the presence of Delta 8 THC in your system.

A Drug test

Delta 8 THC will still metabolize the same way as any other THC, therefore it will still trigger the drug test. photo credit

All THC molecules will break down into THC metabolites, regardless of the THC formation they start out as.
In other words what this means is that to a drug test, delta-8 THC, 11-Hydroxy THC, and delta-9 THC will all look the same.

What goes in, is not always what comes out!

The tests do not look for what went in, just what came out.

Even if this were not the case, delta-8 THC products may cause a person to fail a drug test. Just as with CBD products, delta-8 preparations may contain .3% Delta 9 THC or below. Just because it is still a small amount, it doesn’t mean it can’t be enough for the drug test to detect, especially if a person is using delta-8 or CBD products regularly.

Again, drug tests are not finely-tuned instruments. They do not look for levels of THC, just the presence of it.

It should be noted that for this reason, CBD products may also cause a person to fail a drug test. Always check the Certificate of Analysis to see the presence of specific cannabinoids for a better outlook on what may happen.

The safest rule of to follow is:

if you have a drug test to pass, don’t risk it, even with legal products. Just because we know that it is legal, doesn’t mean that the drug test will know.

Because it’s not specific on which form of THC you took, you can almost guarantee that it’s an open and shut failed drug test.

If passing a drug test is important to you, you can do 1 of 2 things:

  1. Remain clean of substances of any kind for at least 30 days prior to taking a drug test.
  2. Detoxify your system using the same methods you would for Delta 9 THC. While this method is not guaranteed and has no measurable success rate, we advise remaining clean since it will be in your best interest.

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