With the increasing popularity of Delta 8 products, there are so many questions being asked about this exciting cannabinoid compound. Many people wonder if Delta 8 THC shows up on a drug test like Delta 9 THC. Others wonder just how long does Delta 8 stay in your urine. We are happy to clear up any confusion about our Delta 8 products and how they affect your urine and drug tests.
Let’s start with the basics. Delta 8 THC is a compound that comes from Cannabis and is similar to Delta 9 THC. Because Delta 8 is extracted from Hemp it is federally legal. The effects of Delta 8 are more mild than traditional THC. While Delta 8 can provide a slight intoxicating effect, it is mainly used to promote a calm and relaxed state rather than to get “high.”
How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your System?
Blood tests can usually only detect THC for 1 or 2 days, but for heavy users it can show up in the blood much longer. Hair testing can detect THC for up to 90 days.
How Long Does Delta 8 Stay in Your Urine?
Delta 8 is detectable in urine from just a couple of days to about 30 days depending on several factors, but mainly how often you use it. In this way it is very similar to Delta 9 THC.
Can Delta 8 Make You Fail a Drug Test?
It is possible for Delta 8 to make you fail a drug test. Because Delta 8 THC is very similar structurally to Delta 9 THC, you may test positive for THC/Marijuana on a drug test. Also, Delta 8 products can contain up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC which could also elicit a positive drug test result on sensitive tests. Do not use any Delta 8 products if you may be subject to a drug test.
Does Delta 8 Show Up on a Urine Test?
Yes, for the reasons discussed previously, Delta 8 products can show up on a urine test. Some tests cannot decipher between the two different types of THC. Many tests only require miniscule amounts of Delta 9 THC to show up positive. Therefore, even federally legal products like CBD and Delta 8 THC can cause a positive result on a urine test.
How to Remove Delta 8 From Your System
While there is no cure-all for removing Delta 8 from your system, loading up on water can help flush your system and dilute your urine. So, drinking plenty of water will help flush the Delta 8 from your body as well as dilute the THC in your urine.
Unfortunately, Delta 8 isn’t the magic THC that doesn’t show up on drug tests like you were hoping. Fortunately, if you only used Delta 8 once or twice it won’t likely stay in your urine for much more than a couple of days. If you know you will be subject to drug tests, avoid Delta 8 altogether. If not, check out Hemp Bombs awesome Delta 8 Gummies!