A Guide To Smokable CBG

Most of us have heard of the more well know cannabinoids, such as CBD and THC. But what about the minor cannabinoids? CBG is a minor cannabinoid that, through research, has shown the potential to have major impacts on our health and wellness. Let’s take a deeper dive into what CBG is and the many benefits smoking CBG can provide.

What is CBG

First, what is CBG? CBG is a minor cannabinoid found in small traces in the hemp and cannabis plants. CBG is formed when CBGA is decarboxylated, a process where cannabinoids are exposed to heat. CBGA is the foundational acidic cannabinoid crucial to the formation of not only CBG but also other cannabinoids we know and love, including CBDA and THCA. Due to the conversion of CBGA to other cannabinoids, when the mature hemp and cannabis plant is harvested, it yields very low quantities of CBG, estimated to be less than 1%. Because CBG has a vast number of benefits and consumer interest continues to grow, cultivators are now using selective breeding and molecular isolation to yield plants higher in CBG. 

Benefits of Smoking CBG

Smoking CBG offers the fastest way to administer CBG to the body compared to any other route of administration. When smoking CBG, one should feel the effects in 10 to 15 minutes, with the effects lasting 2 to 4 hours after, depending on the individual’s metabolism. Though CBG has been less researched compared to other cannabinoids, there is a compelling amount of research showing the vast therapeutic benefits CBG has to offer. Here are some of the many benefits available from smoking CBG: 

  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Anti-Nausea 
  • Antibacterial 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Neuroprotective 
  • Stimulates appetite
  • Pain Relief
  • Glaucoma
  • Inhibits growth of cancer cells
  • Smoking Cessation to help quit nicotine

With many clinical trials underway, soon, we will know of even more benefits CBG holds. 

Will CBG Make You High?

Unlike the well-known THC, CBG will not induce euphoria or a “high” feeling. In fact, CBG can help to counteract the euphoric effects of ingesting too much THC. Many consumers report feeling more energized, focused, and clearer-headed after smoking CBG.  

Where to Find Smokable CBG?

In 2018, Congress passed the Farm Bill legalizing hemp-derived cannabinoid products, as long as they have 0.3% or less of Delta 9 THC. Since the bill, hemp products have grown in popularity, in turn creating more product options for consumers to choose from. Smokable CBG can be found in an array of in-store and online retailers. They come in a variety of forms, including prerolls, whole flower, and hemp cigarettes. When buying CBG, or any cannabinoid product, it is important to always check their COA (certificate of analysis) and third-party lab testing. This ensures you are getting quality products that are beneficial for your health. 

Here are some of the most popular CBG dominant strains: 

  • Desert Snow CBG
  • White Widow CBG
  • Jack Frost CBG
  • Sour G CBG

Smoking CBG offers an array of benefits to those who consume it. Whether you are looking to help specific ailments or support your health and wellness, CBG can be the perfect addition to your routine.