CBG | What Is IT and What Are Its Effects?
What is CBG?
Scientific Name: Cannabigerol
Called “the mother of cannabinoids” CBG is a molecule that exists in very small quantities within adult cannabis plants. It is relatively obscure because it gets turned into other cannabinoids as the plant reaches maturity.
CBG has been known since the 70s. Though it is not currently prominent in cannabis plants, some growers are working on engineering strains that are heavier in the chemical.
Is CBG Safe & Legal?
CBG is considered to be safe and legal. Like all cannabis extracts, it is unregulated, which means buyers should be cautious about where they get it from. Assuming you are able to obtain CBG from a clean source, there are no known health concerns to worry about.
However, this is not exactly the same thing as saying it is safe. Due to how little is known about the chemical, potentially harmful side effects may emerge over time. Always be sure to discuss new health decisions with your doctor before integrating them into your routine.
It is legal. Being non-psychoactive, and containing no Delta-9 THC it is firmly protected by the 2019 Farm Bill which allowed for the cultivation and development of most hemp-derived products.
Does CBG Make You High?
CBG does not have any psychoactive properties. Though some report that it boosts their mood body and body relaxation, it does not produce the sense of euphoria brought on by other cannabis by-products.
Does CBG Contain THC / CBD?
It does not.
CBG Side Effects
CBG is not linked with many side effects but has been shown to produce cottonmouth, red eyes, and lowered blood pressure. As mentioned above, there is still more to learn about CBG and new side effects may be revealed in the future.
CBG benefits are similar to CBD. It is currently being studied to see if it has the potential to treat a wide range of ailments including pain, insomnia, anxiety, and even certain eye conditions. Currently, however, little is known about the benefits of this chemical. While it may be a good course of treatment for some people, it should not be used without first consulting your physician. This is particularly true for people who are taking heart medication, as it has been shown to lower blood pressure.
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