FAQ for CBD and Hemp Products

What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of therapeutic compounds made by the Hemp plant.

What is Hemp?

Hemp, as defined by the U.S. Government, is any part of the Cannabis Sativa L plant that contains a dry weight of less than .3% THC. To be considered ‘legal’, the hemp must be grown in compliance with state or federal guidelines. The guidelines vary between states.

What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both are different names of the cannabis sativa plant.  There are 2 answers to this question.  One, the way that the government defines them as answered above.  Two, typically the amount of THC produced by the plant.  Hemp produces less THC than marijuana plants do.  There are many different strains of cannabis, each having different characteristics.  Think about it like dogs.  A German Shepard and Maltese are both canines, but they look and act very differently.

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

They are completely different molecules.  Both have beneficial effects to the mammalian body but bind to different receptors.  The simple answer is that CBD doesn’t get you high and THC gets you high.

How do I take CBD?

There are many ways to take CBD – oral, transdermal, and via inhalation

Are Halcyon Essentials Products Legal?

Yes.  All our products are made using legally cultivated Hemp extracts and are below .3% THC.

Will Halcyon Essentials Products show up on a Drug Test?

Maybe.  Just like eating poppy seeds can cause a positive result for opiates, our full-spectrum products contain small amount of THC.  There are many factors including individual metabolism, frequency and quantity consumed.  If you are subject to drug screenings, we suggest you use our NO THC products or topicals.  These products should not result in failed drug tests.  To be safe, we suggest you speak to your health care provider or drug tester prior to using any hemp products.

How does CBD work?

Our bodies have the Endocannabinoid system.  This is a group of receptors found throughout the body.  CBD and other cannabinoids bind to these receptors to cause the different effects CBD users report.

What are the benefits of CBD?

The FDA prevents us from directly answering this question.  Clinical studies and anecdotal evidence report that CBD has potential to lower anxiety and combat inflammation.  Do a quick internet search for “health benefits CBD” and you will find 1000s of studies conducted in university and medical settings.

What’s the benefit of Full-Spectrum vs. Isolate CBD Products?

CBD Isolate products contain only CBD.  Full-spectrum products contain dozens of healthy cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids.  When these compounds are taken together, they are synergistically more effective than when taken individually.  A simple way to think about it is the difference between taking a complete multi-vitamin vs. a vitamin C tablet.  You take over 100 minerals and vitamins with a multivitamin.  Think about full-spectrum products as your “Cannabis multivitamin.”