Learn About CBG And The Potential Health Benefits Of Consuming It
When talking about cannabis, the terms THC and CBD are used in just about every conversation. To differentiate the two, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, has psychoactive (“high”) effects on the users whereas CBD or cannabidiol, doesn’t have those same effects.
In the cannabis plant, the CBD compound is one of the most beneficial compounds and one that we’re really just starting to learn a lot about. CBG or cannabigerol is another compound that is growing in popularity due to the effects it has been having on depression, PTSD, and certain illnesses. Currently, CBG isn’t one of the compounds you typically find in most cannabis strains.
Said to be available in less than 1% of current strain offerings, CBG Is actually the chemical parent of THC and CBD and is considered a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. Cannabis with higher levels of CBG generally go on to convert to THCA, CBDA, or CBCA (cannabichromenic acid). Experimentation has been underway for some time in order to find ways of yielding higher levels of CBG that can be used as medical cannabis.
These cannabinoids are all very important because the human body has a system built-in to keep us at a balanced homeostasis. This system is called the endocannabinoid system and the right combination of cannabinoids essentially help the system run more effectively. Here are some of the other strong potentials for medical benefits of consuming CBG.
Potential Uses For CBG (Cannabigerol)
European research showed CBG has a strong potential to act as an antibacterial agent against MRSA.
In a study where 5 cannabinoids were used to try and limit bladder contractions, CBG was the most effective.
Eye structures are full of endocannabinoid receptors, so CBG has been particularly effective in treating glaucoma.
CBG has been shown to block cancer growth, specifically inhibiting the growth of colorectoral cancer cells.
Potentially effective for inducing your appetite.
Strong signs of being therapeutic in the treatment of Huntington’s Disease.
CBG showed particularly strong signs as a neuroprotectant.
Don’t forget to ask your budtender for strains with high CBG.
Legal Purchasing Limits for Cannabis Products
Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.
Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.