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Guide to Understanding What Cannabigerol (CBG) Is & How It Works

So we’ve talked about THC, CBD, and a variety of other cannabinoids, and now, it’s time to give cannabigerol (CBG( its due. In this guide, we’ll explain:

  • What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?
  • What does CBG Do?
  • What’s the Difference between CBG and CBD?
  • What’s the Difference between CBG and CBGA?
  • Where Can You Find CBG?

What is Cannabigerol (CBG)?

Cannabigerol is a minor cannabinoid found in low concentrations in marijuana plants.It’s made by decarboxylating CBGA, or exposing it to heat or light. Typically, cannabis plants will produce flower with less than 1% CBG, although cultivators are beginning to breed strains with higher percentages of this cannabinoid. 

What Does CBG Do? 

CBG is a unique cannabinoid, and research is still being done to understand exactly how it works and what it does in the human body. CBG appears to bond primarily with CB2 receptors found in the body and immune system. It’s also believedthat at elevated doses, CBG might prevent other molecules from binding with CB1 receptors, which would help counteract the effects of THC. 

What’s the Difference Between CBD and CBG?

CBG and CBD have quite a bit in common! They are both cannabinoids that interact with the Endocannabinoid System without having psychoactive effects. The biggest difference is availability: CBD is more commonly found in cannabis plants than CBG.

What’s the Difference Between CBG and CBGA?

CBGA (the acid, inactive form of CBG) is the precursor to CBG. This means you can’t have CBG without first starting with CBGA.

Where Can You Find CBG?

To start, you may want to look for specific strains like White CBG, Jack Frost CBG, and Super Glue CBG. There are some CBG products, including CBG flower, CBG oil, and CBG gummies, that contain CBG among other cannabinoids.

Getting to Know CBG

Want to learn more about CBG? Talk to one of our cannabis experts a marijuana dispensary today. They can help you find products with CBG, learn more about CBG and other cannabinoids, and purchase the right cannabis and tools for you.

Recreational Cannabis is not available in all states. Cannabis is for medical use only and may only be used by certified patients in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.