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What is CBG?

Chemical structure of CBG

CBG stands for Cannabigerol.

It is one of the numerous plant cannabinoids found in the genus Cannabis.

Among THC and CBD, the cannabinoids that most people will be familiar with, and several others, the phytocannabinoid cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) acts as a parent molecule.

CBGA in the presence of specific enzymes transforms this molecule to its acidic precursors – such as tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) or cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).

Over time, with heat, the acidic precursor formed will lose a molecule of CO2 in a process called decarboxylation to yield THC, CBD and CBG.

Can you get ‘high’ from CBG?

Like CBD, CBG will not get you high. It has no mind-altering effects.

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