Cannabigerolic acid (also known as CBGA) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is the precursor for THC, CBD, and several other common cannabinoids. Enzymes known as synthases are responsible for converting the CBGA cannabinoid into molecules such as THCA, the raw, unactivated molecule that converts to THC when heat is applied. 

Studies show that cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) contains antitumor properties.

Enzymes within trichomes convert cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) into CBDA.

CBGA chemical structure

What does CBG mean?

CBG is cannabigerol, the non-acidic form of cannabigerolic acid. CBGA is converted into CBG when heat is applied (similar to the conversion process of THCA to THC).

Benefits of CBG

CBG interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system and shows significant therapeutic potential. While research into the cannabinoid is still early, CBG shows promise as an anti-inflammatory, mood regulator, cancer fighter, and appetite stimulant. It also has potent antibacterial properties.

High CBG strains

High CBG strains include Alien OG, Allen Wrench, Animal Cookies, Dynamite OG, and Jack Herer.

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