CBG (cannabigerol )
"We don't know much about CBG," says Perry Solomon, M.D., a board-certified anesthesiologist and medical expert. "It's not a common cannabinoid," he explained, noting that it's not found in large quantities within the plant, "and you have to get enough to be able to test it and study it." Due to nearly a century of prohibition and scarcity of this novel phytocannabinoid, many of the claims about its efficacy are yet to be proven-but that doesn't mean it's not important.
"CBG is the precursor to CBD, CBC, and ," says Dr. Solomon. It's sometimes referred to as the stem cell. What does this mean? "CBGA (the acidic, inactive form of CBG) changes, is broken down, and becomes the base molecule that other cannabinoids form from," including , CBD, and CBC.