CBG Part II: Mother Knows Best

 

So Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, naturally. Its like ‘Come on 2021!! Halloween, on a Sunday night?? Really???’ Whatever. Its pretty much par for the course of the last two years. Which seem like a lot longer than two years. As a matter of fact, the last 6 years feels more like a decade, at a minimum.  The good news is that soon all of that will be in the rear-view mirror as we slowly take the on-ramp to 2022.

 

CBG Part Deux

Last week we talked a little bit about CBG. There were more than a few requests to talk more about CBG and its properties. We aim to please so here is CBG Part II.

We can say that CBG is the Mother of all Cannabinoids, but what does that really mean? Well from a technical perspective is literally means that CBG is the first cannabinoid to develop in the grow cycle. All of the other cannabinoids are derived from CBG. The truth is much more complex. We will keep it simple , I mean it is Friday after all.

 

The Great Green Mother

In the grow cycle of a cannabis plant whether it be cannabis sativa or cannabis sativa L (technical hemp), CBG is the first cannabinoid to form. Technically its CBGA (cannabigerolic acid). It becomes CBG through a naturally occurring process known as decarboxylation. CBGA in turn is the source for all of the other cannabinoids in the plant that are synthesized during the grow cycle.

The result is that CBG ends up a minor cannabinoid in the plant representing 1% of the total cannabinoids in the plant by the end of the grow cycle or harvest of the plant. Its pretty much the same as having kids, and for those you who have more than one child I know you feel me on this. Theoretically this means that CBG has all of the qualities that it passes on to its children. For the most part this is true, all except for the psychoactive effects of THC delta 9.

CBG as a Healer

This is where we start getting into dangerous territory. The federal government in the US, and really federal governments in globally) have a complex relationship with cannabis as we have written about before here and here. We are therefore not allowed to make any claims as the medical benefits of CBG. We are totally cool with that. Mainly because its deeply irresponsible to make unfounded claims about any product be it cannabis or otherwise.

Having said that, there is ample anecdotal evidence that CBG may be effective in the treatment of a variety of conditions. People have reported that CBG can help with recovery from a hangover, to a particularly punishing work out. Some cancer patients have stated that CBG helps with recovery from chemotherapy. There have also been rumors that it can act directly upon the cancer its self. But again, this is anecdotal evidence and should in no way be considered as scientific proof of medical efficacy.

 

Reality Check

The truth is that there have been no in-human clinical studies to provide clinical evidence in regard to cannabis. We can say however that in our immediate Cali Craft circle we have all benefited a great deal from CBG on multiple levels. It is currently our favorite cannabinoid and we are totally psyched to share its power with you in our very own California Craft CBG tincture. We handcraft and formualte our tincture from the highest quality CBG flower extract. Stay tuned for the launch and pop by the shop to give it a test run.

Now get out there and stock up on that candy before its all gone!! And have a very Happy Halloween, and stay safe, the world is a much better place with you in it.