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Cannabigerol or CBG

CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. A cannabinoid is a molecule that comes from the cannabis plant. The most famous cannabinoid is THC but we are here to discuss the “mother” of all cannabinoids, CBG. Why is it the “mother of all cannabinoids”, you ask? Well, that is because it is the precursor to all cannabinoids and is why there is little CBG typically present in high THC or CBD strains. CBG was discovered in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam at Hebrew University in Israel. CBG is effective for many reasons and one major reason is that it interacts with both CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. This is interesting as THC and CBD typically are focused on one or the other. CBG forms from the acid precursor CBGA and technically from it CBG, CBD, CBDA, THC and THCA are all formed. So CBGA is responsible for 7 analogs of itself, but also produces all the acidic precursors for all other major cannabinoids. This is why we disagree with the label of “minor cannabinoid”. Something so minor is the start to many of the cannabinoids that we know today. Some of this information is confusing and the blog is definitely not in the best order or consistent. We are working on that for you. Thanks for following.

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