What is CBG Flower?
Hemp CBD flower is all the rage. It’s taken a couple of years, but the quality of CBD flower that we see each season just gets better and better. We remember years ago when we tried buying high CBD the stuff we were getting was pretty gnarly – seeded out and it smelled like hay. As time progressed, we’ve seen hemp CBD strains evolve into these huge beautiful buds with terpene profiles to rival the highest quality THC strains on the market.
While everyone has been so focused on CBD or THC strains, we’ve been following the progress of other strains that focus on lesser known cannabinoids. The two that have had a lot of progress have been CBN flower and CBG flower. Want some cannabis flower to put you to bed? Go with high CBN strain. It’s lights out for days. But for us, we’ve been intrigued by CBG, the ‘parent cannabinoid’, for a while and so excited that we can now offer it to all of you.
What are these cannabinoids that you speak of
Let’s back up. The buds of a cannabis plant are made up of a multitude of cannabinoids – the most famous being THC. There’s actually different types of THC cannabinoids in the plant – the most famous being Delta-9 THC. Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant and is also the one that’s highly regulated. For us to process and sell you the flower that we have, it must be below the 2018 Farm Bill guidance of .3% Delta-9 THC. This means that it can’t be that psychoactive at all. Because of this most CBD companies like ours work with cannabis flower that’s high in CBD and low in Delta-9.
In addition to all the THC types, there’s CBD, CBG, and CBN to name a few. All of these different cannabinoids interact with your endocannabinoid system. For THC, that reaction causes the psychoactive feeling that’s most commonly associated with marijuana. With CBD, CBG, and CBD those effects manifest themselves in other ways.
How do cannabinoids affect me?
Fascinating question. So within your body you have an endocannabinoid system. We’re all born with it and it’s a part of the bodily system which helps to regulate things like mood, memory, appetite, etc. Now, let’s say you were to smoke one of our pre-rolls, the cannabinoids would enter your body through the lungs. The lungs are the most consistent method of ingestion as the gut can be unpredictable (a small dose can feel like a large one and a large one can feel like a small one all depending on what’s going on in your gut).
These cannabinoids then immediately bind to the cannabinoid receptors found in the brain and immune system. The effects that result all depend on which specific receptors are being binded to. That’s why different cannabis flower strains will have different effects on your body. For example, one strain might be an appetite stimulant, where as another might be a suppressant – that’s because different receptors are engaging with different cannabinoids.
So what’s the difference between CBD and CBG?
If you can’t already tell, we’re hyped by CBG. Why? Because where CBD has a low affinity with the endocannabinoid system and generally bonds through indirect interactions, CBG binds directly with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. This means that CBG can elicit its potential therapeutic effects directly into your endocannabinoid system. Think of it in these terms. Let’s pretend that you’re back in middle school and you like someone. You think they’re super cute and want to date them. In this scenario CBD is like having your friend walk up to them to tell them you like them. CBG on the other hand is like you just walking over yourself and telling them in person. It’s a direct engagement that could result in a more powerful connection.
As far as appearance and fragrance, CBG is still catching up to CBD. The terpenes are less developed on the plant and the final flower doesn’t always have the rich colors that we’re so used to. However, don’t let this fool you. What it lacks in appearance, it more than makes up for in potential benefits.
Are there any benefits to high CBG?
Research is still early on CBG. To be honest, research is still early on cannabis in general. There’s a lot that we know, but there’s vastly more that we don’t know. It’s a shame because this plant could unlock so many beneficial properties, but it’s been locked away from research for so long. Nevertheless, potential benefits of CBG can include treating glaucoma, decreasing inflammation, combatting Huntington’s disease, inhibiting tumor growth, and killing drug resistant bacteria. It’s also known as a mood regulator (helping to lift the mood) and pain reliever.
Long story short, we now find ourselves smoking CBG more than CBD. Why? We like the feeling better. We find it to be generally less sleepy than CBD flower and it helps to put us at ease better than CBD. Any sense of anxiety is washed away.
Will it get you high?
Funny enough, CBG has less THCa and other THC cannabinoids in it than CBD flower. Since CBG is the parent cannabinoid it will eventually turn into other cannabinoids. This means that it says super light in THC and should have extremely minimal to no psychoactive effects. Everyone’s body is different and some are more sensitive than others, but if you’re looking for something with the benefits of CBD, with as minimal of THC as possible, than CBG if the flower for you.
Where can I buy this fabled CBG flower?
Are you interested in purchasing CBG hemp flower? Well, if so, you’re in luck! We have CBG flower for sale on our website and we think you’ll love it. We’re always on the lookout for new crops of CBG so that we can bring you the best of what we find.
So head on over and purchase some of our high CBG flower for sale. We think you’ll love it.