CBG vs. CBD | What Is The Difference?

CBG vs. CBD: What is the difference?

This is a very popular question we get all the time. So, what really is the difference between CBG and CBD? We can explain!

To start, they have some very distinct similarities. Both CBG and CBD are non-intoxicating; which means that even though they offer some amazing effects, they won’t get you “high”. They both also appear to interact with the same receptors in our endocannabinoid system and have a wide range of beneficial uses.

What is CBG?

As the flower “ripens”, things mature and convert from CBG to one of the following: CBD, CBN, THC, etc. Rather than harvesting hemp flower early to get CBG, seed producers have hybridized plants that when ripe, produce predominantly CBG.  And after thousands and thousands of generations (thank you science), we get these frosty white CBG buds. The white “powder” you see on CBG buds is not powder at all, it’s actually an abundance of trichomes. Those trichomes are what produce terpenes and flavonoids. The characteristics and composition of trichomes is what differentiates and makes the plethora of hemp strains unique. CBG has a profile all its own, as you can see just by looking at the frosty buds.

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Some fans of CBG find that it combats inflammation and eases anxiety. In sampling CBG for ourselves, we found that it has a smooth smoke and an easy nose. We like it for day-time use to sharpen focus, and clear tension. Some have experienced bursts of creativity and an energizing effect after CBG use.

What makes CBG different from CBD for consumers?

Though both offer a plethora of amazing benefits, CBG presents one major difference when compared to CBD. In general, CBD interacts with your system on an “indirect” basis while CBG is believed to interact directly with the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors. That direct interaction is thought to be precisely where CBG exercises its unique therapeutic effects. CBG would be a great companion for studying, cleaning the house, or being the life of the party and typically has little-to-no THC in it. Whew! Science! Don’t count out though that CBD and CBG are both very popular and can be quite the dynamic duo when combined together.