CBG stands for cannabigerol and it is a Phyto-cannabinoid. This means that unlike the endocannabinoids that the human body produces, these cannabinoids come from the cannabis plant.
Cannabigerol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. It or its acid form CBGA (A stands for acid) is, a “precursor” cannabinoid and the first cannabinoid acid contained in the plant. That is why they are sometimes referred to as “plant stem cells”.
It is so important because only Cannabigerol can produce the precursor of THC-THCA, as well as the precursor of CBD-CBDA.
The acidic cannabinoids split into the non-acidic forms when they dry. This is how the well-known cannabinoids THC or CBD are created. This process is also known as decarboxylation. This process creates many more cannabinoids, which we do not find much relevant in everyday life, although more than 100 are now known. All of this is due to CBG.
In recent years, however, interest in CBG has also grown and that is why some breeders are now experimenting with different strains that contain more of this cannabinoid. Others, on the other hand, are more likely to harvest their plants in order to achieve a higher proportion of CBG.