Have you found yourself wondering what’s beyond the familiar leaves of CBD and THC? Meet cannabigerol, or CBG for short. Learn more about this ‘Mother Cannabinoid’ and how it could be the potential answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to finding well-being, focus, and clarity with cannabis.

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  • A beginner explanation of what CBG is
  • How CBG could help with energy and focus
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Why You Will Love This Guide

Chances are, if you’re here, you’re already pretty familiar with the two most popular cannabinoids, CBD and THC.

As a registered dietitian, I say I like to think of them as vitamin D + calcium – they work well together.

As we all know, there are many other nutrients out there, and there are other cannabinoids out there, too!

Today, we’re digging into a new and exciting cannabinoid that’s been sparking interest in my Well With Cannabis Community: cannabigerol, CBG for short.

This unique, non-intoxicating compound found within the trichomes of the cannabis plant is stepping into the spotlight, and for good reason.

In this guide, I will share with you the basics, how to get CBG flowers to create edibles, differences in the decarb process, and where to get high-quality CBG products to start your journey with.

The Basics of CBG

CBG, like THC and CBD, is just one of over 100+ cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant.

Just like with other cannabinoids, CBDA→CBD, THCA→THC, and CBGA→CBG, respectively.

Nature is quite the chemist, isn’t it?

CBG is so special because it is basically the parent molecule from which THC, CBD, and CBC are synthesized.

That is why it is given the nickname “the mother cannabinoid.”

In its natural state, CBG tends to show up in small quantities, around 1%, but thanks to the work of breeders, we’re starting to see strains with much more CBG power.

Now, here’s the cool part – similar to CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating so that it won’t give you that “high” feeling associated with THC.

It’s like enjoying the soothing vibe of calming music without turning up the volume too loud.

A picture of Emily Kyle with CBG products.

Benefits of Cannabigerol (CBG)

As I always say, cannabis is a tool in your holistic wellness toolbelt, and it’s all about learning how to use the tool in a way that will benefit you most.

CBG is yet another tool that could offer many potential health benefits, but discovering which ones work best for you is key.

While research is ongoing, and we’re learning more each day, there are some particularly hopeful areas where CBG is showing promise.

Bright Eyes and Clear Vision

Our eyes are intricate and delicate systems that even have their own cannabinoid receptors.

Who would’ve thought, right?

As presented in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology, CBG may be a potential solution, offering relief for those dealing with the pain and vision problems caused by glaucoma.

The Digestive System

Inflammation is often the villain behind many health challenges, including inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) like Crohn’s and colitis.

The good news?

One study published in Cureus: Journal of Medical Science suggests that CBG has properties to help soothe these painful conditions, potentially making a significant difference in daily comfort.

Cancer Care

The relationship between cannabis and cancer treatment is complex and has been debated for years.

However, emerging research hints that CBG might offer more than just relief from chemotherapy-induced nausea; it could also possess therapeutic properties that support cancer patients in their fight.

From the potential to alleviate pain to showcasing neuroprotective qualities, CBG is the underdog that might just be the hero we’ve been waiting for.

A picture of CBG flower.

How to Decarb CBG Flower

While you may be familiar with the traditional decarboxylation process for making traditional THC cannabis-infused oils, it is slightly different for making CBG-infused oil.

You’ll want to decarb your CBG flower at a low temperature, 220 degrees Fahrenheit, for one hour (60 minutes). 

Decarbing at a higher temperature or for a longer period may damage the compound, which means you may not get your desired results. 

It may help to thoroughly preheat your oven so you can be sure that your cannabis is being decarbed at the proper temperature.

It’s difficult to effectively tell the concentration of CBG without lab testing. It may take a little experimentation to find out what works best for you.  

After decarbing, you can use this material to make your own CBG-infused oil.


As we venture deeper into the potentials of cannabis, the promise of CBG seems boundless. While it’s still early days, and scientists are working around the clock to understand all of CBG’s secrets, the initial findings are enough to keep us talking, thinking, and exploring.

Whether you’re managing specific health concerns, looking to optimize your well-being, or even if you’re just courting curiosity, CBG might be worth your attention. Remember, knowledge is the seed of change, and with each discovery, we grow a little more.

Feeling enlightened? Excited to join the green rush and learn even more about what CBG and cannabis can do for health and wellness? Head over to our educational resources, check out the latest research, and consider striking up a conversation with your healthcare provider.

Whatever path you take in your health and wellness adventures, stay informed, stay open-minded, and keep nurturing your mind and body. Because when it comes to taking care of you, only the best will do!

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About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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  1. As an old toker who is moving to gummies and tinctures for pain management as well as recreational enjoyment, I am thankful for this type of information. Glad to be a new member of your community and look forward to continuing my education. Thanks Emily. Also, my wife loves your gummies.

  2. Hello there Schroomer, I’m thrilled to welcome you to our community 😊 I’m so glad my information could assist you, and it’s wonderful to know that your wife is enjoying the gummies too! Remember, learning is a journey, not a destination. Looking forward to sharing more with you and hearing about your experiences.