First of all, let us explain what is CBG, aka the Rolls Royce of cannabinoids. CBG (Cannabigerol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s low in THC and high in CBD strains.
CBG is known for its potential to fight pain, inflammation, and nausea. It can also be beneficial against cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and Crohn’s disease.
CBG Flower Benefits
Smoking CBG flower can:
- Stimulate your appetite
- Help you deal with the negative effects of IBD
- Offer pain relief
- Enhance your mood
- Boost your brain functions
- Reduce anxiety
- Relieve intraocular eye pressure, and more
However, what makes CBG special (and different from CBD) are its uplifting and calming effects, instead of the usual drowsiness. Furthermore, its effects are more physiological than psychological.
What Are the Most Popular Strains With CBG?
While you’ll find there are many high-quality CBG strains on the market, some of the most popular include the following:
- Jack Frost
- John Snow
- White Whale
- White CBG
- Stardust CBG
- Lemon Cream Diesel
- White Widow
- Sour G
- Cosmic Diesel
- Frosted Cake CBG
- Super Glue CBG
What to Look For in the CBG Flower?
Here is what to pay attention to when shopping for some CBG smokeable goodies.
Third-Party Lab Results
As you can see from our CBG flower reviews, since the FDA doesn’t regulate the flowers, the brands must include third-party testing lab results.
These results will show the percentage of cannabinoids in the strain, as well as the ratio of THC. You’ll also be able to see whether the strain is tested for heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides.
CBG flower potency can range from 10% to 20%. That said, first-time users might find that 20% of CBG is too potent for them, so we recommend you start low and slowly up the dosage as you go.
Terpenes are responsible for the flower’s flavor and aroma. The most common terpenes in CBG flowers are Caryophyllene, Bisabolol, Guaiol, a-Bisabolol, Mycene, Limonene, and Linalool.
To find a CBG flower online, go to trusted retailers. How to recognize a high-quality bud in a local dispensary? Well, if the CBG flower is fresh, it will have a vibrant color. Likewise, brownish buds may indicate that the flower is not so fresh.
High-quality CBG flowers will be nicely trimmed and a bit spongy. Moreover, the stems and seeds shouldn’t compress the buds!
Look for CBG flowers that have a fine layer of crystals over the buds before you buy a CBG flower.
Regardless of your preferred choice of aroma (citrusy, earthy, or spicy), fresh CBG flowers shouldn’t smell like mold, hay, or cut grass.