Updated: January 8th, 2021
As the latest craze to hit the cannabis community, Delta 8 THC, continues to boom, so does the question “Does Delta 8 THC show up on a drug test?” As we get this question almost daily in our DMs, we thought we’d take some time to answer it!
What is Delta 8 THC?
First off, do you find yourself asking, “what is Delta 8 THC?” when you visit your favorite smoke shop or see someone talking about it on your social media feed!
Well, Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found organically in the hemp plant that shouldn’t be confused with the cannabinoid Delta 9 THC, the compound commonly found in marijuana that gives you that intoxicated feeling after consumption. Though Delta 8 THC has familiar properties to Delta 9 THC it does have completely different effects along with less potency towards its users.
Delta 8 THC has been said to be a milder sensation without the headiness of Delta 9 THC, and most users describe it as an uplifting feeling with an incredible relaxing body sensation after use. It's understandable to wonder if there is a Delta 8 THC drug test or if you could test positive on a regular one.
Does Delta 8 THC show up on a drug test?
Possibly. It is unknown if Delta 8 THC will show up on a drug test that is looking for marijuana but we recommend against taking the chance. Now, there are multiple variables that can factor into a failed test, like the type of test (whether it is urine, blood, or hair), the frequency of use, your metabolism, and even your gender! While it is still unknown if Delta 8 THC will show up on a drug test that is looking for marijuana we still strongly recommend against even taking the chance.
Will Delta 8 Fail a Drug Test?
While there is a chance you can sneak by a drug test after taking some Delta 8 THC, there is still the chance your test results are positive and we promise you it is not worth it! Even though there is a chance you pass the drug test after Delta 8 THC consumption, to play on the safe side, especially if the drug test in question is an employment or probationary test, we recommend you not consume Delta 8 THC... as we’d really hate to see you fail!
Delta 8 THC Drug Test
There is no Delta 8 THC drug test however. The tests on the market today are only for marijuana and not specifically for Delta 8 THC. Most drug tests aren’t actually looking for THC in your body, they are looking for the byproducts or THC metabolites that are stored in our fat cells that can say dormant in the body for long periods of time. Though Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC produce different metabolites, when testing there can be a “cross-reactivity” that will show up as a positive on a drug screening.
What is an alternative to Delta 8 THC?
Want to get your cannabis fix but are worried about a drug test? Unfortunately, you should probably also avoid most CBD products, as they do contain .3% Delta 9 THC, which after repeated, heavy consumption can also result in a failed drug screening.
That doesn’t mean you cannot consume CBD though, as there are many different types of CBD products that have 0% Delta 9 THC, like any broad-spectrum or isolate CBD products! As of now, Hometown Hero CBD does not have any broad-spectrum CBD products, but we do have quite a few isolates for you to choose from. Using either of these products will keep you in the clear of failing a marijuana or Delta 8 THC drug test.
Buy Delta 8 THC Online
Not worried about Delta 8 THC showing up on a drug test and want to get your hands on some Delta 8 THC? You’re in luck! We can ship nearly nationwide and ship safely and discreetly right to your front doorstep! Plus when you buy write from us a portion of the profits goes to supporting veterans!
But is Delta 8 THC legal in my state? We have a whole resource guide for you on our website!
As always, don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns you might have! You can reach out to us via email, phone, text, or any of our social media accounts such as our Hometown Hero Instagram page as we are here to help!