Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between hemp and cannabis ?

Hemp's latin taxinomic name is Cannabis sativa. Yet, legally both are differenciated, at the time of this writting, with the name "hemp" standing when the species exhibits less than 0.2% THC, in the EU (0.3% in the USA), while the "cannabis" qualifier has generally been more  applied to cases with any higher THC levels, beyond those rates.

Why does HSI offer hemp essential oils from various strains and cultivars?

By nature, hemp is actually the plant species which varieties exhibit the greatest aromatic diversity, from one to another. In turn, such a wide range of terpenic profiles options corresponds to a wide array of targeted responses to every condition.

Where is your hemp cultivated?

Our certified organic hemp is grown mainly in the south-east of France, chiefly in the region of the legendary international hemp hub of La Canebière.