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What is CBG?

Cannabigerol, or CBG, is a non-psychoactive, non-intoxicating cannabinoid and is best known as the building block of more recognizable cannabis compounds such as THC and CBD. CBG is one of more than 100 cannabinoids native to the cannabis plans and acts as a unique class of active chemical compounds that when used, affects the receptors in our cells and alters the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Do not expect the “high” you get from smoking other cannabis products, as it is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, so you can easily take it to relax and go about your day!

So how is it made?

Cannabigerol is considered a precursor to CBD, CBC and THC, and it is traditionally found in younger cannabis plants, so it is important to harvest the crop at an earlier stage than normal to guarantee a higher amount of CBG content.

What is the difference between CBD and CBG?

One of the main reasons people choose CBG over CBD is because they say it has more of a relaxing effect compared to traditional CBD flowers, which they find too stimulating. As far as the different unique benefits between the two different compounds, we recommend checking out the complete breakdown on Shape.com. 

On a personal note, the main difference I felt when smoking CBG vs traditional CBD is the smoothness of the hit, as it was easier to smoke and I was instantly sent to a new level of euphoric relaxation. I encourage you to try our newest (and only) strand of CBG, Dreamscape before you go to bed to promote relaxation and sweet dreams. Please don’t be afraid to let us know what you think!

Want to continue your CBG research? Check out the following helpful articles that not only have more interesting information about CBG but were in fact used to put together this blog post.

https://www.crescolabs.com/cannabinoids/cbg/#:~:text=CBG%20works%20to%20fight%20inflammation,%2C%20Crohn's%20disease%2C%20and%20cancer.

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid

https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/cbg-parent-cbd-thc/

https://www.medicaljane.com/cannabinoid/cbg/

https://www.healtheuropa.eu/cannabinoids-cbc-and-cbg-exhibit-anti-tumour-properties-on-cancer-cells/97058/

https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/what-is-cbg-vs-cbd

https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/cbg-and-cbc-kill-gastrointestinal-cancer-cells-in-preliminary-study/

Happy Smoking!


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