Our CBG hemp flower is a great option for those seeking a cannabis-like flower in look and a more centering effect. This unique genetic of CBG has a great bag appeal with a beautiful bud structure. The dense covering of orange hairs paired with the lighter almost white green of the bud gives this cultivar an exotic look. The effects of CBG are often described as being more sedative in comparison to CBD flower. One thing to note about CBG flower is that it does have less of an aroma than other hemp varieties but the plus is the gain in effect. If you have been smoking CBD flower we highly recommend giving CBG flower a try to experience the difference and even recommend pairing both together for a more balanced high.
We have two CBG options on our site, what’s the difference between them? They are mostly the same flower. CBG does not have a lot of variance in how it grows. What usually differs is the strength of the nose, the moisture content and the trichome coverage. In our case, the two CBG cultivars we offer are nearly the same and are just from different partner farms of ours. We have this same CBG flower treated with Delta 8 if you want a more psychotropic alternative.
We also have CBD flower treated with Delta 8. Try our Delta 8 flower.
The CBD & CBG hemp flower for sale on our site is federally compliant and contains less than .3% Delta 9 (THC). With all of our flower listings, we strive for transparency and try to provide the most accurate representation but due to the nature of the product variables will occur.
What is CBG?
CBG stands for cannabigerol. Cannabigerol is one of more than 120 cannabinoids found in cannabis and was first isolated in 1964. Research into CBG is still at a preclinical stage, but the studies that are available suggest that it holds considerable therapeutic promise. CBG’s analgesic properties may surpass those of THC without the intoxicating hit. There’s also evidence to suggest CBG may offer anticancer, antidepressant, and antibacterial qualities.
Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) is the chemical precursor to all of the well-known cannabinoids. As the cannabis plant matures and grows, enzymes convert CBGA into the three primary cannabinoid acids: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).
Through decarboxylation, CBGA becomes CBG, enabling the cannabinoid to interact with the body’s cannabinoid receptors. Research suggests that CBG has a partial affinity for both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBG may also stimulate receptors that influence pain, inflammation, and heat sensitivity.
CBD vs CBG, WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?
As our understanding of cannabis continues to grow, so too does our knowledge of cannabinoids like CBG and CBD. While both THC and CBD have had a lot more research and attention, other lesser-known cannabinoids like CBG, are now starting to capture the interest of researchers and consumers.
Preclinical studies suggest that CBG may share many beneficial characteristics with CBD. Both CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating cannabinoids that potentially boast antioxidative, neuroprotective, and analgesic properties. When paired together, CBD and CBG may offer powerful anti-inflammatory benefits to treat neuroinflammation.
CBG & CBD ARE DIFFERENT IN SEVERAL WAYS:
- Molecular structure. Cannabigerol and cannabidiol have different molecular structures. Molecular structure refers to the number and arrangement of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen atoms that constitute a cannabinoid. Dissimilar molecular structures mean that CBD and CBG have different three-dimensional shapes, and therefore bind with the body’s cannabinoid receptors in different ways and act on the body distinctively. A cannabinoid’s molecular structure also helps determine the bioavailability of the cannabinoid, and its degree of solubility in water.
- Pharmacology. CBD and CBG also activate receptors differently. For example, a 2011 study published in Psychopharmacology compared the effects of CBD and CBG at the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor. CBD appears to exert its anti-nausea effects through its affinity for the 5-HT1A receptor, acting as an agonist (activator). CBG, on the other hand, behaves as an antagonist (blocker) at the 5-HT1A receptor. The findings showed that a pre-treatment with CBG blocked CBD’s anti-emetic effects, suggesting that the two cannabinoids bound to the same place, but had opposing actions at this receptor.
- Appetite stimulation. Another critical way in which CBG differs from CBD is in appetite stimulation. Research in rats showed that doses of CBG encouraged the animals to eat more than double their normal food intake. In another study, cannabigerol didn’t induce any changes to feeding behavior, but cannabidiol significantly reduced total food intake.
What are the therapeutic effects of CBG?
Although there are no clinical trials that have explored the effects of CBG on humans, a number of preclinical studies offer insights into some of the potential therapeutic effects of CBG. While CBG won’t offer you an intoxicating, psychoactive experience, it may provide other unique therapeutic benefits that may help with the following conditions — though more human trials are needed, of course.
- Appetite stimulation. As already discussed, preclinical studies have revealed that CBG can markedly promote appetite in rats. A 2017 study emphasized the therapeutic significance of this finding, pointing out that purified CBG may represent a novel treatment option for cachexia, appetite loss, and wasting in humans. Unlike THC, CBG can help to drive hunger without any undesirable intoxicating effects.
- MRSA bacterial infections. CBG has also demonstrated its clout as a potent antibiotic. Researchers tested the antibacterial potential of 18 different cannabinoids, including cannabigerol, against MRSA. CBG outperformed all of the cannabinoids tested and worked as well as vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic.
- *Cancer. CBG has been shown to possess anticancer properties due to its ability to inhibit abnormal cell proliferation. Research has provided evidence of its anti-tumorigenic properties by inhibiting the formation of mouse skin melanoma cells. (*We do not promote buying our flower as use in cancer treatment or that it can cure or prevent any disease, please do your own additional research to determine whether this product would be beneficial for your needs)
CBG Flower Bulk & Wholesale
Our CBG flower is available in bulk wholesale, please reach out to use discuss bulk pricing directly.