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Can US Soldiers Take CBD While on Active Duty?

Can US Soldiers Take CBD While on Active Duty?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 22, 2023

Given the recent rise in CBD use amongst American civilians, it’s only natural for those in the US Armed Forces would be curious to try hemp-infused drinks, oils, or creams. After all, CBD is so ubiquitous nowadays. Plus, since CBD is non-psychoactive, it can’t interfere with work — right?  Although the 2018 US Farm Bill ... Read more

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Can Delta-8 Cause Drowsiness the Day After?

Can Delta-8 Cause Drowsiness the Day After?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 20, 2023

In the cannabis community, there’s still controversy surrounding a phenomenon known as the “weed hangover.” Some cannasseurs believe smoking too much THC-containing weed can have a similar effect to drinking too much booze the day after. Others argue that this supposed “hangover” is more myth than reality.  Whatever the truth is, there are enough anecdotal ... Read more

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The Pros & Cons of CBD Capsules

The Pros & Cons of CBD Capsules
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 17, 2023

CBD capsules may not get as much press as CBD oils, but they are one of the largest product categories in the hemp industry. Chances are, if a hemp brand offers CBD edibles and tinctures, it will make one line of CBD softgels. While CBD capsules may not have the best absorption rates, they still ... Read more

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Hemp for Hares — Is CBD Oil Safe for Pet Rabbits?

Hemp for Hares — Is CBD Oil Safe for Pet Rabbits?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 15, 2023

By now, most pet owners are familiar with the potential benefits of feeding CBD pet treats to dogs and cats. Since it’s most likely a pet-owning American family would have a dog or cat (or both!), most of the research into CBD for pets focuses on these animals. However, that doesn’t mean CBD oil doesn’t ... Read more

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Why You Should Consider a CBD Bath Bomb

Why You Should Consider a CBD Bath Bomb
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 13, 2023

You don’t need to add CBD to make a bath feel super relaxing…but it may help! In fact, CBD bath bombs have become a fast-growing niche in the legal hemp market. These aromatic products provide the same “fizz” in a tub of hot water, but they add extra CBD to help enhance your at-home spa ... Read more

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How to Choose a CBD Hemp Strain

How to Choose a CBD Hemp Strain
Woody
Woody
November 10, 2023

Smoking hemp flowers hasn’t overtaken the CBD oil or edibles markets, but it has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. Recent estimates suggest the CBD smokable market is already around $80 million, and it could grow to the billions as more people try these products. Surveys also suggest more cigarette smokers are turning ... Read more

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Avoiding THC In Your Hemp CBD — Which CBD Oils Have No THC?

Avoiding THC In Your Hemp CBD — Which CBD Oils Have No THC?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 8, 2023

People unfamiliar with the hemp market are often surprised to learn that many CBD oils have slight traces of delta-9 THC. Despite the federal ban on recreational THC, the 2018 US Farm Bill allows hemp companies to sell products with ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC content. Due to THC’s psychoactive traits, many customers don’t feel ... Read more

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What to Know About HHC vs Delta-8 THC

What to Know About HHC vs Delta-8 THC
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 6, 2023

In the hemp THC industry, delta-8 is the clear winner. As it stands today, it’s unlikely any cannabinoid in this niche market will unseat delta-8’s top position. Indeed, delta-8 has become so mainstream that many states are struggling to regulate it.  Although delta-8 THC is wildly popular, dozens of other THC-related molecules have generated some ... Read more

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What New Customers Should Know Before Taking Delta-8 THC

What New Customers Should Know Before Taking Delta-8 THC
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 3, 2023

Depending on your perspective on psychoactivity, delta-8 THC may seem a bit spooky or super exciting. Many people are drawn to delta-8 to take advantage of its “legal high,” while others are cautiously curious about its therapeutic potential. While delta-8 THC is a popular pick in today’s hemp market, new customers should never rush head-first ... Read more

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Italy’s New CBD Celebrity — What We Know About CBDP

Italy’s New CBD Celebrity — What We Know About CBDP
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
November 1, 2023

Although people have been cultivating hemp for centuries, there are countless chemicals in this plant that scientists have yet to uncover. Case and point: It wasn’t until 2019 that researchers knew about the cannabinoid CBDP. Technically called “cannabidiphorol,” CBDP was discovered accidentally in an Italian laboratory. Even more interesting, scientists also found the new cannabinoid ... Read more

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Cannabidiol & Cottonmouth — Can CBD Trigger Dry Mouth?

Cannabidiol & Cottonmouth — Can CBD Trigger Dry Mouth?
Woody
Woody
October 30, 2023

Along with the “munchies” and red eyes, “cottonmouth” is a common side effect associated with cannabis use. Many people who use medical or recreational marijuana report feeling a dry mouth sensation. While most scientists believe this reaction is related chiefly to the psychoactive cannabinoid delta-9 THC, hemp fans are curious whether CBD could affect saliva ... Read more

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What Hemp Fans Should Know About Decarboxylation

What Hemp Fans Should Know About Decarboxylation
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
October 27, 2023

Decarboxylation is a scary-looking word, but it’s a reasonably straightforward process. If you’ve smoked or vaped CBD flowers before, you already have first-hand experience “decarbing” hemp!  Basically, decarboxylation is a fancy term for heating cannabis flowers. The reason cannabis extractors and manufacturers use this word has to do with a significant chemical transformation. Interestingly, when ... Read more

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