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How Long Does CBD Stay in your Urine?

How Long Does CBD Stay in your Urine

When we consume anything, our bodies break it down and there are usually ways of detecting it. Cannabidiol (CBD) is no different. When you consume it, it breaks down and is then released. According to Human cannabinoid pharmacokinetics, CBD is metabolized similarly to its psychoactive counterpart tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). First, it is the 9th carbon is oxidized to alcohol and carboxylic acid. CBD undergoes the first-pass metabolism and most of it is excreted in the feces. If you’ve been using CBD, you may be wondering if it will come up on a test. Does any CBD stay in your urine? How long does CBD stay in urine? Here’s what we learned.

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How Long Does CBD Stay in Urine?

Well, we know that CBD is detected in the urine. According to Human cannabinoid pharmacokinetics, “More than 30 metabolites of CBD were identified in urine”. 

However, the reason you’re probably seeking the answer to this question is that you may have a test coming up. The truth is, these tests aren’t looking for CBD, instead they look for THC and its metabolites.

If you’re really curious about how long CBD would stay in your urine then we would say that depends on how often you use it. If you use a compound often then chances are it would be detected in your urine. In addition to that, biology also plays a role in how compounds are metabolized. 

How Long Does CBD Stay in your Urine?

The amount of time CBD stays in your body really depends on certain things. According to Healthline, the factors include:

  • How much CBD you use
  • How often you use CBD
  • Your biology
  • How much food you’ve eaten before taking CBD
  • How you take CBD

According to Healthline, “CBD typically stays in your system for 2 to 5 days, but that range doesn’t apply to everyone. For some, CBD can stay in their system for weeks.”

Does CBD Show Up On a Drug Test?

CBD itself shouldn’t but depending on the CBD product you used, you may fail your drug test. There are three main types of CBD products:

  • Full-spectrum CBD
  • Broad spectrum CBD
  • CBD Isolate

If you used full-spectrum CBD, then depending on when you get the test and what type, you may test positive. Full-spectrum CBD means that the product contains all-natural accusing compounds in marijuana. Since THC is a naturally occurring compound, it would have THC. 

Both broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate should not have any THC whatsoever. However, some manufacturers aren’t as meticulous and so THC may be present. That’s why you have to do really good research on these products and read reviews so you can find a reputable manufacturer. 

How Long does THC Stay in Urine CBD?

If you used a product with both CBD and THC, your urine will test positive for THC for up to a month after use. That only happens, however, if you’re a heavy user. A heavy user in this case, according to Healthline, is someone who uses weed multiple times per day. If you use weed once a day, then THC would show up in your urine for 10-15 days. However, if you are an occasional user who uses weed up to three times a week, you’d test positive for up to 3 days. 


CBD is present in your urine. The amount of time it spends in your urine depends on several factors. However, drug tests don’t search for CBD, only THC, and its metabolites. If you’re using CBD isolate from an honest manufacturer, then you have nothing to worry about. However, if you’re somebody who uses full-spectrum CBD or another CBD product with trace amounts of THC, it may be detected. Depending on how much you use this product, the detection time for urine tests will vary.


About Trevann

Trevann is Stoner Rotation’s Jamaica-based lead writer for the Science section of our cannabis blog. She graduated with honors receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of West Indies, Mona. For the last three years, she has covered some of the biggest questions around cannabis and health underpinned with research from supporting studies, medical journals and scholarly articles. Got something on your mind? You can reach her at [email protected].