Updated: May 25
Since the hemp legalization in 2018, there's an increased interest in the Cannabis plant and its compounds. Experts from various sectors like wellness, health, nutrition, and others embrace it in a big way. While CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the two most popular cannabinoids, many other ones are worth learning about. One of
the lesser-known cannabinoid but with huge potential is CBG (cannabigerol), which has recently caught the experts' attention.
WHAT IS CBG, AND HOW IS IT MADE?
CBG is a nonintoxicating minor cannabinoid naturally occurring in the Cannabis plant. It is often referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids” because several cannabinoids start as CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) - an acidic form of CBG.
When the plant starts to mature, specific enzymes will break down most of the CBGA into three main lines: CBDA (cannab