CBG Guide- The Cannabinoid you didn’t know you loved already.
When it comes to using hemp flower, there are many different acronyms that are thrown about- CBD, CBDA, Delta 9-THC, Delta 8-THC, CBG, CBN, and CBC to name just a few. CBD and THC are the big ones of course, but what about CBG?
The market for CBG is in its infancy, but it won’t stay that way forever. At Cascadia Blooms we’re passionate about researching, cultivating, and promoting all beneficial aspects of our flower, and CBG is definitely on our radar. So what exactly is CBG?
CBG, or Cannabigerol, is far less common than other cannabinoids, meaning it is found in far lower quantities. This in turn means that current research is sparse- think of CBG in terms of where CBD was 5 years ago.
CBG, like CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. In fact, it could almost be considered the ‘daddy’ cannabinoid for CBD and THC- its the process of applying heat and breaking down CBGa that produces these much-celebrated compounds.
Much like other cannabinoids present in cannabis, it’s effects and uses are the source of much debate and speculation. We want to bring some clarity to the discussion, and provide you with a clear, concise guide to CBG from a source you trust. To celebrate the launch of our new CBG flower, here’s our guide to CBG.
What are the benefits of CBG?
As we mentioned above, serious research into CBG is currently in its infancy. This doesn’t mean that it’s a complete unknown however- current studies are proving extremely promising. These studies suggest that much like it’s older sibling CBD, CBG may help with a variety of conditions including cancer, bowel conditions, and glaucoma. Add to that anecdotal evidence of reduced stress and improved sleep, and you begin to realize how exciting this naturally occurring cannabinoid really is.
It’s a promising start, and these studies suggest that CBG has a larger role to play in our bodies’ interaction with a whole range of cannabinoids than previously thought. To fully realize these benefits, you either need to source your own CBG isolate or take advantage of full-spectrum CBG products. Cascadia Blooms hemp flower is one of these- each organic bud contains everything your body needs, including the elusive cannabinoid CBG.
What does CBG do to your body?
While they may seem similar, the way CBG interacts with our body may actually give it an advantage over CBD. While CBD’s interaction with our cannabinoid receptors is limited, CBG actually binds directly to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our brain. This provides markedly more direct effects on our system.
Don’t be put off however, this doesn’t mean bad trips or intense rides. Our CBG hemp flower is carefully cultivated to ensure each bud is perfectly balanced. With Cascadia Blooms CBG flower, each puff is filled with non-psychoactive, beneficial cannabinoids, free from the ‘high’ associated with THC.
How does CBG make you feel?
Unlike THC, CBG is non-psychoactive. In fact, one of the things CBG is known for is counteracting intense feelings of paranoia r anxiousness that some people feel when smoking THC-heavy cannabis. Instead, expect to feel the end results, as opposed to any immediate shift in consciousness. CBG works excellently in combination with other cannabinoids such as CBD to compound their beneficial effects, otherwise known as the Entourage Effect. If feeling well-rested, less irritable (both emotionally and in your bowels), and less stressed sound appealing, hemp flower containing CBG may just be for you.
How much CBG should I take?
Much like other beneficial cannabinoids, many different factors come into play when calculating a therapeutic dose of CBG, from your BMI to your tolerance levels. We always suggest consulting with a qualified health professional before consuming any of our products, and CBG is no different. That said, this isn’t a dangerous chemical to be measured within a fraction of a milligram. Feel free to adjust your dosage as you see fit, without fear of any nasty side effects. As a general rule of thumb, 25mg (roughly 1/8th of a tablespoon) of CBD is a solid baseline to work from.
To help you calculate, every strain of organic hemp grown by Cascadia Blooms comes with a full 3rd party lab report as standard. This allows you to choose what works for you with confidence. Interestingly high THC cannabis strains will usually contain low amounts of CBG, whereas high CBD strains generally contain far higher levels. With this in mind, customer favorites such as Suver Haze will serve you well.
Does CBG make you high?
As you may have gathered during this article, CBG is non-psychoactive. In layman’s terms, this means it doesn’t get you high. Unlike THC, CBG is unlikely to impair you in any way, instead working in harmony with your body and mind to potentially alleviate pain, reduce anxiety, and allow you to sleep restfully.
CBG is beginning to share some of the limelight with its cousins and is not about to leave the stage quietly. As research and product development progresses, we’re seeing CBG take advantage of the path already well-trodden by other popular cannabinoids.
We’re passionate about the hemp we grow, and our selection of full-spectrum, organic hemp is an excellent source of both CBG and CBD. With CBG isolate production in its early stages, finding quality CBG can be difficult. The scarcity of CBG in more traditional strains also makes extraction expensive, resulting in eye-watering markups when CBG is sold online.
Our drive to provide high-quality hemp flower has resulted in our newest offering- a gorgeous, terpene packed, high CBG flower. It has 11% CBGA and features Guaiol, Bisabolol, Caryophyllene, and Humulene as its primary terpenes, giving it a light woody, chamomile profile.
We’ve been absolutely blown away by its early success, and we know you’ll love as much as we do. Head over to our store to check it out, and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!