CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and a compelling cannabinoid found in small amount in cannabis plants. CBG is believed to have many potential clinical properties. However, it’s is very difficult to extract, as it is produced in very low quantities (lower than 1%). Despite of being present in small quantities, CBG is essential for cannabinoid synthesis as its acidic form is the precursor of THCA, CBDA and CBCA.
Cannabis growers have developed cannabis strains richer in CBG. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid, often called “mother of cannabinoids” is very popular among cannabis users for its potential medical properties. Let’s highlight some cannabis strains rich in CBG!
What is CBG?
The future of CBG depends on the development of CBG rich strains. As previously mentioned, it is difficult to get CBG because it is found in quantities lower than 1%. In short, at this moment, CBG is much more expensive than CBD or THC products. Therefore, it is very important to develop CBG-rich strains to reduce the costs of CBG production. But have we already developed CBG-rich strains? The answer is “yes”, there are some cannabis strains rich in cannabigerol.
CBG is been researched for its potential neuroprotective properties. Furthermore, it has similar properties to CBD. For example, it reduces anxiety and it also has pain-relieving properties. Moreover, it is also researched for its potential antifungal properties.
It takes lots of plants to obtain just small amounts of CBG and that’s why CBG products are so expensive to produce. The future challenge will be to produce CBG in larger quantities and reduce the cost of its production and commercialization. Nonetheless, cannabis growers are developing CBG-rich strains that will lower its production costs.
CBG-Rich Cannabis Strains
The following cannabis strains are rich in CBG. These cannabis strains have been developed to increase their levels of CBG.
Jack Frost CBG
This cannabis strain contains 13.5% of CBG, a very respectable amount compared to other cannabis strains. This cannabis strain was created by Oregon Seed Company.
This a very interesting cannabis strain. Panakeia is considered the first cannabis strain completely free of THC. Panakeia is very rich in CBG (18% CBG), and it has been developed by Hemp Trading and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
CBG is a new trend and the market for CBG is very promising. Panakeia will be an important cannabis strain for CBG products.
Lemon Cream Diesel CBG
It is named Lemon Cream Diesel CBG because it has a lemon taste. This strain is very rich in CBG (up to 20%).
Super Glue CBG
This cannabis strains contains an impressive 22% of CBG. It is sold by Black Tie CBD, and it is ideal if you are looking for a CBG-rich cannabis strain.
This CBG-rich cannabis strain can produce up to 15% of cannabigerol. It has very low levels of THC and it has been tested at below 0.1% of THC.
CBG-Rich Strains: Conclusion
CBG is a cannabinoid that interacts with our endocannabinoids system (CB1 and CBD2 receptors) and it’s been researched for its relaxant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, CBG may have antibacterial properties, which makes this cannabinoid very interesting for the scientific community. Moreover, it has been researched for its potential use as an insecticide.
CBG is considered more expensive than CBD, mainly, because it is usually found in smaller quantities than other major cannabinoids. However, many cannabis growers are developing cannabis strains rich in this cannabinoid. In this article we talk about five strains of cannabis that are rich in CBG: Jack Frost CBG, Panakeia, Lemon Cream Diesel CBG, Super Glue CBG and Matternhorn CBG.