Don't miss out on the soothing sensations of these five CBG strains.
You’ve heard of CBD, and we know you’ve heard of THC. But what about the “precursor” of these cannabinoids? Moreso, the compound responsible for creating our beloved THC and CBD?
Before we had these cannabinoids, we had CBG. This naturally-occurring compound within the cannabis plant is yet another tri-lettered cannabinoid. The only difference is that it’s the most important one.
Read on to find out why this cannabinoid is essential to the industry and what strains have the highest
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Would it surprise you that the popular cannabinoids CBD and THC do not naturally occur in the cannabis plant? Well, they do, but they don’t start out as CBD and THC.
Before these cannabinoids form, they are what’s called cannabigerol (CBG). An internal enzymatic reaction within the plant takes the phytocannabinoid CBG and converts it to CBD or THC based on external influences like heat, light, air, etc.
Thus, CBG is known to be the “precursor” or “prototype” of all cannabinoids. And this particular phytocannabinoid has a ton of benefits that are similar to CBD.
CBG is non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. But strains high in CBG are often used to relieve anxiety, stress, depression and help bring the user into an optimistic and positive state of mind.
If this sounds of interest to you, read on for more information about the top strains with the highest CBG content.
Also, keep in mind that CBG derives from the hemp and cannabis plant, and because it does not contain psychoactive THC, it’s entirely legal in the United States.
If you prefer strains with piney, earthy aromas, and musky flavor profiles, check out Super Glue CBG. It’s one of the few high CBG strains that offer a burst of energy but a sense of balance, similar to a Sativa-leaning hybrid. Its CBG content sits around 18-22% making it one of the highest CBG strains on the market.
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Instead of buying your usual high THC hybrid White Widow, get your zen on with its CBG counterpart, White Widow CBG. It’s a Sativa-dominant hybrid that contains traces of THC but an impressive CBG content of 17%. It’s cherished by consumers who enjoy those vibrant Sativa-dominant effects but without the psychoactive high.
Another top contender for high CBG strains is Jack Frost CBG. The effects are a subtle shift in mood that relieves stress and bears an optimistic mind frame. It’s a cross of Northern Lights #5, White Widow, and Jack Herer. The result is a 15% CBG content that’s here to soothe the mind, body, and soul.
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This pungent and earthy cannabis strain is one of the most aromatic and flavorful CBG strains on the market. It also boasts hints of citrus fruits merged with pine and gas. Its CBG content is around 14%, making it an ideal strain for daytime use whenever you need to focus, finish your tasks, and wind down the right way.
For those who want maximum comfort and relief, opt for Goliath CBG/CBD. It’s an ultra-relaxing strain due to its balanced 1:1 ratio of CBG: CBD, both sitting around 6%. It’s often used to treat various mental illnesses while letting the user find peace within themself and their exterior world.
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