CBG or cannabigerol is a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis. Refresher on cannabinoids, active compounds found in cannabis. As of today, there are over 110 cannabinoids in cannabis some are major and most right now are minor. As research on these cannabinoids continue we will see different strains of cannabis plants. We will see farmers breed the plants to yield higher in different cannabinoids.
CBG or cannabigerol is a minor phyto-cannabinoid present in cannabis plants. This cannabinoid is a non-intoxicating chemical compound. CBG is found in low amounts in high CBD plants, like hemp. Accorrding to Cresco Labs, “CBG works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and works to slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer.” Farmers will have to grow cannabis specifically for CBG, because it typically is very low levels.
As research continues, we will see more information about different cannabinoids and what they can do. We hope this helps you on your cannabis journey!