Cannabigerol (CBG) is decarboxylated Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa). CBGa is the precursor to the three major cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa), cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCa). CBG-dominant cultivars show lower CBD and THC concentrations because these plants do not convert CBGa to CBDa or THCa. CBG-dominant cultivars are sought after for their increased likelihood of passing total THC compliance testing.
With CBG research on the rise, consumers will soon see a breadth of CBG products on the market; here’s what you need to know: Preliminary studies show promising results of CBG acting not just as a neuroprotectant but also as a tool to help modulate the nervous system, making it a key cannabinoid in dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. It appears that CBG and CBD may also share many similar properties, showing potential for pain relief, anxiety/stress, and inflammation.