How Long Does CBD Last In Your System?

A relatively common question regarding CBD is, “how long does CBD last inside my system?”

The common occurrence of the question makes sense since there’s still a lot up in the air when it comes to CBD, and plenty of questions remain unanswered. However, one thing people do know is that CBD and THC oftentimes can be found together, and since the latter is typically tested for in drug-screening tests, one might be reluctant to try CBD in fear that it may lead to them failing the test. 

If you’re wondering how long CBD lasts in your system because you’re worried about an up and coming drug test, the answer is that CBD shouldn’t cause you any problems but -- and this is a very important ‘but,’ we wouldn’t recommend using CBD products prior to the screening because there could be traces of THC in your product.

With that being said, hemp-derived CBD is still incredibly unlikely to make you fail a drug test. As you should when purchasing any CBD product, always make sure you choose one that comes from a reputable brand and that has been tested by a third-party lab.

But we digress!

When it comes to how long CBD actually lasts in your system, health experts claim that CBD lasts anywhere from two to five days, but a number of factors should be taken into account when considering how long it stays in YOUR body.



The most obvious factor at play is the amount of CBD that was taken. As is the case with most medications, the higher the dosage you take, the longer it will last in your system.


How often you take CBD will also play a vital role in determining how long it will last inside of your body.


How long CBD lasts in your system is also dependent on your method of consumption. While smoking CBD bypasses the gastrointestinal tract inside your stomach, allowing CBD’s effects to take place almost immediately, other methods like consuming gummies don’t kick in for up to two hours. 


In the end, determining how long CBD lasts in your system is also dependent on your individual metabolism, which can vary drastically from person to person. Other aspects to consider include your body mass index (BMI), whether or not you consumed food with the CBD, and, if so, how much and what kind of food.

At the end of the day, we recommend assuming that CBD will last in your system for up to 5 days, as stated by healthcare professionals.

December 03, 2020 — Eli Elias

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