CBG stands for Cannabigerol. It is a natural cannabinoid like CBD and THC that is only produced in cannabis plants. Typically, CBG is known as a “minor cannabinoid” because the plant normally produces only minuscule amounts of it (1% or lower). But now, with selective breeding, growers can generate strains with high CBG content, upwards of 20%! Like CBD, CBG will not get you high. However, it may offer some qualities CBD doesn’t, like reducing optical discomfort or antibacterial properties. These flowers will also naturally contain other cannabinoids like CBD, THC, CBC, CBN, and more. Other cannabinoids present can intensify the effects of CBG when taken in combination with each other.
Why do People Use CBG Flower?
Manufacturers can process CBG flowers to make highly concentrated oil. They can then use this oil to create CBG rich products like tinctures, capsules, or edibles. However, there are many people who prefer smoking CBG flowers to gain the plant’s natural benefits.
CBG offers many of the same benefits as THC without getting you “high”. If you research hemp cannabinoids you will find they have many potential benefits. Here are some of the reasons why people prefer to smoke this particular flower.
Cannabinoid Rich Delivery
Heat Activates Phytocannabinoids
May Help Curb Nicotine Dependencies
Smoking can be Social