Huxhemp Press Release

Huxhemp opens a CBD store on Southport Avenue near historic Wrigley Field!

(Chicago, IL - October 28, 2018)

Huxhemp LLC announced the recent opening of their first retail CBD apothecary and health store on Southport Ave just north of Waveland Ave (a few blocks from Wrigley Field). By opening one of the only “hemp dietary supplement” stores in America, Russell Huxhold (Owner) is focused on educating customers about the great medicinal values of cannabinoids. CBD is currently the fastest growing health supplement as it’s packed with Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids with strong anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, antidepressant, pain relief and other health benefits. Huxhemp sells only 100% USA grown/processed full-spectrum products at 3714 N. Southport.

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp and cannabis plant. As the largest cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, CBD is non-intoxicating and interacts with our CB-2 receptors (where THC binds with the CB-1 receptors causing intoxication). In 1992, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, discovered a communication network in the body called the Endocannabinoid System. Consuming cannabinoids from a plant is a natural way of replenishing damaged or missing endocannabinoids from the body. This is why CBD is so effective in helping many health issues - most are linked & have inflammation as the root cause.  CBD is a terrific anti-inflammatory agent and shows great promise in treating anxiety, pain, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, and many other health issues.

“When Wrigley Field was constructed in 1914, there were many apothecaries in the city similar to Huxhemp selling various hemp or cannabis tincture oils. I’m just bringing back what worked,” said Russell. “You can buy the same products online at the same price but you can’t ask many questions. Plus, some of the products can be pricey so people would rather come in, touch and see what they are buying.”

Huxhemp has almost an apothecary/cafe/coffee house/bar vibe which is certain to relax all that come in and sample some of the great products. Prices start at $2 for a lozenge (10mg of CBD). A full-spectrum (meaning multiple cannabinoids) tincture bottle with 225mg of CBD can be purchased for under $17. Huxhemp offers CBD tea by the cup for only $3, lotions to test, and occasional free gummies. Huxhemp is open Mon noon-5pm, Tue - Fri 11am-7pm, Sat noon-6pm, and Sun noon-4pm.

“Being on WGN’s Pete McMurray radio show was an exciting opportunity to discuss opening the store on Southport.” said Russell. “But that was eclipsed by a recent customer comment.” he continued, “A doctor came in with his daughter looking for help with her stress, anxiety, and sleep. He kept thanking me for opening the store and said, ‘I know how much our bodies need cannabinoids. You’re saving lives.’ That has been the highlight so far”.  

All hemp products fall under the 2014 Farm Bill, therefore no medical card is required to buy. Russell Huxhold is available for questions during store hours.  

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Frankie loves to greet everyone (she’s here most days).

Frankie loves to greet everyone (she’s here most days).


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