The Happy Camper Palisade
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Craig
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Tumbleweed Frisco
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Twin Peaks - REC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Wedding Crasher
A Cut Above - rec
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel
BUDDY BOY - Walnut St
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Garlic Breath, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
BUDDY BOY - York St
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
BUDDY BOY -38th
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Callie's RiNo
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle
Canna Cabinet
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Wedding Crasher
CannaCo II
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
Cannacura
Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slurricane
Cherry Peak
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Commerce City
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Longmont
Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast
Elevated
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Apple Fritter, Colorado Cool-aid, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Herbal Healing
Banana Kush, GG4, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
High Plainz Strains 2
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Karma
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Kinfolk Farms
Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
LACONTES - Washington
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Slurricane
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Blue Sherbert, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Pudding Pop, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher, Wookie Fruit
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
Primal
Colorado Cool-aid, Koko Puffs, Unicorn Poop
ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream
ROOTS RX BASALT
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EDWARDS
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX Leadville
Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Rocky Mountain Cannabis - Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Solace Meds Broadway
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Wedding Crasher
THE KIND CASTLE
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
The 404
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Veritas Cookies
The Dispo (REC)
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Wedding Crasher

January 27, 2021

What is CBG? Here’s Why More Cannabis Growers are Breeding Strains High in Cannabigerol

As cannabis research uncovers new discoveries, CBG is drawing more attention

Cannabis consumers are well acquainted with psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and non-intoxicating cannabidiol (CBD), which research has shown can help with a range of health issues and is found in everything from lattes to dog biscuits to face cream. The cannabis plant, however, contains multitudes of cannabinoids, and another one is now receiving attention for its medicinal properties: cannabigerol, or CBG.

What is a Cannabinoid? 

Cannabinoids are compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Receptors in the brain and other parts of the body interact with these compounds, which typically either come from the body itself, cannabis flower, or infused products. Cannabinoids are classified as either phytocannabinoids (made by plants), or endocannabinoids, which are produced by your body. 

Up until recently, most research has focused on the properties and effects of THC and CBD. This barely scratches the surface: More than 100 distinct cannabinoids have been identified in cannabis. Understanding what each one does and how they interact with each other in the body is still very fertile territory for scientific study, which has been slowed quite a bit by the longstanding prohibition of cannabis. But emerging research is documenting powerful effects of cannabinoids beyond the two most famous ones.

What is CBG?

Like CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating and won’t cause a “high,” but preliminary research indicates CBG has notable therapeutic effects. 

Most research to this point has been conducted in the lab on animal models. CBG has been shown to alleviate nausea related to chemotherapy. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and a study on mice found it reduced inflammation related to inflammatory bowel disease, which is particularly salient, because IBD has no known cure. CBG has also been shown to slow the growth of colon cancer cells in mice, and may protect neurons in Huntington’s disease, a rare genetic neurodegenerative condition. There is also some evidence that it reduces intraocular pressure, which can lead to glaucoma. 

While no single study should be viewed as definitive proof, these early findings are laying the groundwork for further study of CBG’s human medical applications.

How Can I Find Cannabis Strains With CBG?

Cannabigerol doesn’t typically have a large natural presence in the cannabis plant like THC or CBD commonly does, but cannabis breeders have been able to isolate CBG and are working to increase its prominence in their development of strains. This trend is similar to the increasing availability of high-CBD, low-THC plants. To maximize CBG content, growers may harvest the plant relatively early in the growing cycle, as it is considered to be a precursor to the formation of other cannabinoids, including THC. 

CBG is likely to become increasingly more prominent in the cannabis marketplace, now that its potential benefits are becoming better understood. As with CBD, consumers are taking note of cannabinoid profiles to help them understand what effects these compounds have at the individual level. With CBG gaining notoriety, it’s getting easier to seek out strains that contain cannabigerol. 

At Veritas Fine Cannabis, our comprehensive strain library has a wealth of information at your fingertips. For example, our collection of Cookies strains breaks down the cannabinoid and terpene profiles for each flavorful cultivar, from Georgia Pie to White Runtz, among many others. Explore our library at your leisure or chat up your budtender to see what’s on offer at any dispensary that carries Veritas Fine Cannabis products.

Though more research is needed (as always) to know the full extent of how the cannabinoid CBG and others affect the body, what researchers have learned so far about CBG makes it a cannabinoid to keep on your radar.