by Chris Black
CBG is often compared to other cannabinoids, such as CBD because they both fall in the class of cannabinoids. While both are cannabinoids, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid, meaning it contains lower amounts of CBD. However, most people refer to CBG as the mother of all cannabinoids because other cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, begin as CBGA.
CBG Comes From Hemp
CBG comes from the hemp plant. Because of that, CBG has very low levels of THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana. In states where marijuana is illegal, CBG has to have a level of THC lower than .03% to ensure that it does not have the psychoactive effect that marijuana does.
CBG Marijuana Strains
It’s essential to remember that low levels of THC are present in CBG, which is readily available in states where marijuana is illegal. However, in limited states, marijuana is legal and readily available. In these states, CBG and marijuana strains may be combined to create CBG with a high THC content.
Harvesting CBG Is Difficult
CBG is readily available in the hemp plant, much like CBD. However, CBG is only available during a short blooming window and is readily available in younger plants. Because of that, CBG is more difficult for farmers to cultivate.
CBG Binds To Both Cannabinoid Receptors
The body has two types of cannabinoid receptors, called CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are in the nervous system and brain, while CB2 receptors exist in the immune system. THC and CBG bind to both receptors. CBD, however, does not bind to either receptor. Instead, it binds to other receptors in the body. This shows promising effects for CBG, helping the body to achieve homeostasis more than CBD.
CBG Shows Promise
While research is still being conducted on CBG isolate, users report therapeutic effects in many ways. Because it binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain and throughout the body, it has a more comprehensive effect. As the mother of all cannabinoids, CBG shows incredible promise to soothe the mind and body without the psychoactive effects of THC.
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