Cannabigerol or CBG
is a type of cannabinoid extracted from a marijuana plant. Other common cannabinoids extracted from cannabis flowers are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Cannabis plants contain more cannabidiol(CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) rather than Cannabigerol (CBG).
Most cannabis plants contain only 1 % of CBD in contrast to 20-25% CBD and 25-30% THC.
This is the reason why CBG oil, CBG tinctures
and other cannabigerol products are rare and more pricy. Cannabis consumers show growing interest in CBG due to its benefits.
Cannabigerol is extracted from young marijuana plants since they tend to have a higher amount of CBG rather than full-grown plants. Certain cannabis plants have higher CBG percentages such as White CBG, Super Glue CBG, Jack Froster etc. These strains are grown to procure CBG oil.
Both THC and CBD proceed as CBDA which is an acid form of CBG.