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Why Isn’t CBG as Popular as CBD?

Why Isn’t CBG as Popular as CBD?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 25, 2023

Cannabigerol (CBG) has yet to gain as much mainstream hype as its cousin cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Although it’s getting easier for customers to find CBG online and in hemp shops, there’s still not as much variety in the CBG market. Also, most people who aren’t involved in the hemp market have probably only heard about ... Read more

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The Basics of Beta-Caryophyllene — Hemp’s Spiciest Terpene

The Basics of Beta-Caryophyllene — Hemp’s Spiciest Terpene
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 23, 2023

People familiar with cannabis may know that some strains have not-so-subtle spicy notes. For instance, most hybrids in the Kush family are famous for their peppery “kick.” Hemp smokers may also notice these warm and spicy aromatics when using CBD pre-rolls.  To explain this unique flavor profile, we need to talk about the terpene beta-caryophyllene. ... Read more

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Are CBD Gummies the Best Choice for New Customers?

Are CBD Gummies the Best Choice for New Customers?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 21, 2023

People in the hemp community always agree that new customers should start with a tiny CBD dose and gradually work their way up. However, not every hemp fan has the same opinion on the “best” CBD product for newbies. CBD isn’t as harsh as delta-8 THC, so it’s not as necessary to start with less-intense ... Read more

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Does Smoking Hemp Stink?— How Does CBD Hemp Flower Taste?

Does Smoking Hemp Stink?— How Does CBD Hemp Flower Taste?
Woody
Woody
August 18, 2023

The idea of smoking hemp flowers isn’t going to appeal to every CBD consumer. Often, when customers first hear about grinding and lighting hemp nugs, they have one of two reactions: “yuck” or “yes!” The primary reason people either feel repulsed or intrigued by smokable CBD hemp has to do with its flavor.  People who’ve ... Read more

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Exploring HHC — A Heady & Hydrogenated Hemp-Derived High

Exploring HHC — A Heady & Hydrogenated Hemp-Derived High
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 16, 2023

Even the most avid hemp consumers have difficulty keeping tabs on the latest hemp-derived cannabinoids. For instance, you’d be hard-pressed to find a CBD fan who could explain what “HHC” has to do with hemp. Even so-called “hemp experts” don’t know all the intricacies of HHC vs. CBD.  However, this lack of awareness hasn’t stopped ... Read more

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CBD for Dog Seizures— Can CBD Help Epileptic Dogs?

CBD for Dog Seizures— Can CBD Help Epileptic Dogs?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 14, 2023

Recent statistics from the American Kennel Club (AKC) suggest that ~ 0.75 percent of all dogs suffer from epileptic seizures. Even more troubling, about 30 percent of dogs that take anti-epilepsy medications still experience severe symptoms. Considering prescription medications carry risks of side effects, it’s no wonder many pet owners are looking for natural alternatives ... Read more

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Delta-8 THC and Drug Tests: What You Should Expect

Delta-8 THC and Drug Tests: What You Should Expect
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 11, 2023

As interest in the world of cannabinoids continues to grow, new variants like delta-8 THC are gaining popularity. delta-8 THC, a less potent cousin of the more famous delta-9 THC, has become a sought-after compound due to its unique properties. Yet, one question keeps arising for those curious about or regularly using delta-8 THC: “Will ... Read more

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Unlocking the Potential of CBD for Problematic Skin

Unlocking the Potential of CBD for Problematic Skin
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 9, 2023

CBD is making waves in the beauty industry, emerging as an attractive ingredient with its many potential benefits for skin care. This non-psychoactive compound, derived from hemp and cannabis plants, has quickly become the talk of the town, making its mark in a myriad of skincare products. As the beauty industry continues to evolve, it ... Read more

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Hemp in Hydrating Beverages — Is Water-Soluble CBD Possible?

Hemp in Hydrating Beverages — Is Water-Soluble CBD Possible?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 7, 2023

Cannabinoids don’t like water. In fact, if you were to put hemp-extracted cannabinoids in a clear container of water, it would be easy to see the separation line. For this reason, most hemp manufacturers focus on mixing CBD in oil-based formulas like MCT. It’s far easier for CBD’s fatty structure to cling to oil, which ... Read more

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CBD’s “Shelf Stability”— Does CBD Oil Expire?

CBD’s “Shelf Stability”— Does CBD Oil Expire?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 4, 2023

CBD supplements may be amazing, but they aren’t immune to the ceaseless march of time. As with every other food item, CBD oils will lose their potency the longer they sit unused. While CBD oils don’t “spoil” as fast as other supplements, they won’t have the same effectiveness after their “best by date.”  Customers who ... Read more

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What’s the Deal with “Nano CBD?”

What’s the Deal with “Nano CBD?”
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 2, 2023

You may have heard of nanochips and nanoparticles, but what about “nano CBD?” Yes, there are CBD companies that are experimenting with cutting-edge nanotechnology. According to proponents, nano CBD may be the next great frontier in hemp research. However, critics of nano CBD argue this “innovation” is nothing more than a marketing ploy. So, who’s ... Read more

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CBD vs Delta-8 THC: Understanding the Major Differences

CBD vs Delta-8 THC: Understanding the Major Differences
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
July 31, 2023

In recent years, the popularity of cannabis-derived compounds has been on the rise, with CBD (cannabidiol) and delta-8 THC (delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol) leading the pack. As their popularity grows, it’s key to understand the main differences between these two compounds, especially in terms of their interactions with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and their overall effects. Let’sl dive ... Read more

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