Does Delta 8 Show Up On A Drug Test?

Does Delta 8 Show Up On A Drug Test?

Have you recently smoked or ingested delta 8 and worried if it’ll show up on an upcoming drug test? Delta 8 thc is very similar to its cousin delta 9 thc. Unlike the cbd products we carry on our website which are all thc free, delta 8 does indeed have some thc in it. So what does that mean for you when it comes to passing or failing a drug test? 

The lowdown:

  • Delta-8 THC and its metabolites will show up on a drug test the same way as delta-9. 
  • Drug tests are not advanced enough to differentiate between each type of THC — they simply detect all THCs and their metabolites.
  • Several factors affect delta-8 detection in your system e.g. type of test, frequency of use, etc.

Will delta 8 show up on a drug test?

When you consume any form of THC (delta-8 or delta-9), your digestive system metabolizes them via a special group of liver enzymes known as the P450 system. 

During the metabolization process, THC and its variants get broken down into unique metabolites. These metabolites are what drug tests search for. 

Unfortunately, drug tests often fail to differentiate between each THC metabolite. If you consume either a delta-8 or delta-9 product, a drug test won’t recognize which one you’ve actually taken. 

How long will it stay in my system? 

This really comes down to the individual person has there are a number of factors determining how long delta-8 THC is detectable in your system, including:

  • Frequency of delta-8 use
  • Delivery method (edibles, vaping) 
  • Type of drug test 
  • Metabolism 
  • Body fat percentage 
  • Food intake before consumption 
  • Water intake after consumption 
  • Enzyme efficiency 

All these factors combined make it almost impossible to predict the length of time delta-8 and its metabolites remain detectable in your system. 

If you’re a first-time delta-8 user, the likelihood of failing a drug test is low. Your body will most-likely eliminate or expel delta-8 before it has a chance to soak into your system. Expect delta-8 to be detectable in your body for up to a week. 

If you’re a chronic user, expect to fail a drug test for 90 days after your last dose of delta-8; however, there are some chronic users with high delta-8 tolerance who can pass a drug test in a much shorter time. 

Delta 8 is wonderful option when choosing a cannabis product, but it is not recommended to take before a drug test. Not worried about taking a drug test any time soon? We have some great delta 8 options for you to choose from. 

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