What The **** Is CBG

Are you curious about the latest buzz in the medical cannabis community? CBG is quickly gaining attention for its potential therapeutic benefits, but what the fuck is this cannabinoid and how is it different from CBD?

For starters, CBG stands for cannabigerol.

As the non-psychoactive precursor to other cannabinoids such as THC, CBD and CBN, it’s the cannabis plant’s “mother cannabinoid.” Due to its scarcity in most cannabis strains, with the exception of very young plants, CBG is often regarded as a rare cannabinoid. While CBD has long been celebrated in the medical cannabis community for its potential in treating anxiety, depression, seizures, and pain, CBG is beginning to emerge as a promising contender for similar attention. The cannabinoid has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and may even be a potential treatment for glaucoma. Meanwhile, the beauty industry is calling the cannabinoid a fountain of youth. As a lotion, CBG’s antioxidant properties can help protect the skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV radiation. Sharing her thoughts on CBG at a roundtable discussion in 2021, actress Jamie King called the cannabinoid, “Age defying.” There is also some evidence to suggest that CBG may have anti-cancer properties. Although research is still in its early stages, studies have shown that CBG may be effective in reducing the growth of certain types of cancer cells, including colorectal cancer cells, and may also have the potential to inhibit the growth of other cancer cells.

Cannabis strains high in CBG

These CBG-rich strains and products are making waves among cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients alike, as they seek out the unique effects of this rare cannabinoid:
  1. Panakeia Pure CBG Flower: Panakeia is Canada’s only available strain with pure CBG. Developed for its therapeutic properties, it has a CBG range of 10-16% and contains no THC.
  2. Wana Quick Rise & Shine Clementine: These clementine flavoured soft chews contain 5mg each of CBG and THC, delivering energizing effects, perfect for morning consumption.
  3. CBG Gems: Each capsule of CBG Gems contains 5mg of CBG and 5mg of CBD, creating a relaxing experience that’s perfect for unwinding after a long day.
  4. Hawaiian Pineapple: This sativa dominant strain boasts 1.4% CBG and up to 28% THC, making it perfect for an uplifting daytime high.
  5. Sage N’ Sour: With a citrus aroma, this Sativa-dominant strain contains more than 1% CBG and up to 28% THC.
Although CBG and CBD share some similarities, further research is required to understand CBG's full potential as a therapeutic cannabinoid. Nevertheless, many individuals are already exploring CBG as an alternative treatment option, underscoring its potential to transform the medical cannabis industry. As more studies are conducted, the unique properties of CBG may lead to the discovery of novel treatments for a variety of medical conditions.
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