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What is CBG - And Why Is It So Expensive

As the market for cannabidiol, or CBD, grows at a rapid pace, companies are paying attention. Innovative brands are now extracting other cannabinoids and adding them to market too. This is quite a feat considering over 100 cannabinoids exist in cannabis plants. One of them is cannabigerol, or CBG. Discovered in the 1960s, CBG is the “mother” of cannabinoids, the one from which all others derive.  CBG is the precursor to other cannabinoids. All of them. It transforms into the different cannabinoids at different stages of the plant’s growth. This unique feature imbues CBG with massive therapeutic hope, peaking interest from scientists, doctors, and consumers alike. According to the National Institutes of Health, the government is also researching it for various medical applications.  Understanding CBG Like all cannabinoids, CBG interacts with receptors in the endocannabinoid system, namely CB1 and CB2 receptors. This activates a response and is how cannabis produces …

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