Updated: January 8th, 2021
As the popularity of Delta 8 THC grows around the country, so does the question “Does Delta 8 THC show up on a drug test?” We get this question almost daily so we thought we’d take some time to answer it!
What is Delta 8 THC?
Do you find yourself asking, “what is Delta 8 THC?” when you visit your favorite smoke shop or see someone mention it in your social media feed?
Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found organically in the hemp plant. It shouldn’t be confused with the cannabinoid Delta 9 THC, the compound in marijuana responsible for the "high." Though Delta 8 THC has a similar chemical structure to Delta 9 THC, the little differences make all the difference. Delta 8 THC has completely different effects as well as less potency compared to Delta 9 THC.
Delta 8 THC has been said to be a milder sensation without the headiness of Delta 9 THC. Most users describe it as an uplifting feeling with an incredibly relaxing body sensation. It's understandable to wonder if there is a Delta 8 THC drug test or if you could test positive on an existing test looking for marijuana.
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 will be 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. If the drug test in question is an employment or probationary test, the consequences are just too much... 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. These matabolites are the result of your body breaking down Delta 9 THC in your system. These can be stored in our fat cells that can say in the body for long periods of time. Though Delta 8 THC and Delta 9 THC are similar chemically, it is unknown if the resulting metabolites are similar enough to trigger a drug test.
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 avoid most CBD products as well, as most contain .3% Delta 9 THC. Even though this is a relatively small amount of Delta 9 THC, it can also result in a failed drug screening depending on the sensitively of the test.
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 will be getting quite a few isolates in the near future. 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 nationwide safely and discreetly right to your front doorstep! Plus, when you buy from us, a portion of the purchase amount 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 and we'll be happy to help!