CBG Hemp Flower
CBG (Cannabigerol) Rich Hemp Flower
CBG Hemp Flower is the flowering tops or “buds” of hemp plants rich in CBG, Cannabigerol – often called the “Stem Cell” cannabinoid.
CBG Hemp flower is an exciting new addition to the hemp flower space. 2019 has seen the widespread planting, harvesting and processing of CBG Hemp Cultivars producing Cannabigerol as the primary cannabinoid.
CBG Hemp Flower Uses
CBG Hemp can be used for production of hemp and CBG products.
2019 has seen the large scale production of high CBG hemp flowers for the first time, so we can expect to see a full range of CBG products to complement current CBD offerings.
Because CBG flower features very low THC levels, they are even more friendly to legal cultivation, processing and distribution of flower, extracts and finished products.
CBG Hemp Flower Extraction for Medicinal Use
CBG Extracts are a growing sector, with CBG oil often often touted as “the next CBD oil”.
Initial impressions suggest CBG has comparable and possibly superior benefits to CBD for a range of uses, but the science is still at a very early stage so we will learn more soon.
CBG Hemp Flower Extracts
CBG Hemp Flower Uses
Premium CBG Flower is able to be used direct as a medicinal herb – CBG is showing significant promise and reportedly feels great to consume, without being intoxicating.
Common methods of consumption of herbs such as
- Herbal Tea – CBG Hemp can be used as a herbal tea, mixing it with hot water.
- Vaporising – CBG Hemp flower can be vaporised like CBD Hemp flower or medical cannabis.
- Smoking – CBG Hemp flower can be smoked like CBD flower or medical cannabis.
- Making CBG topicals such as creams
- For use in making CBG edibles and cooking
The best quality of CBG flower flower for this has been grown and cultivated to medicinal cannabis standards, ideally to a GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) quality standard and with full product integrity from seed to sale.
This generally involves hand harvesting, controlled drying and curing processes and trimming to retain potency, flavour, medicinal value and consistency.
Smokeable CBG Hemp Flower
Smokeable CBG Flower refers to CBG hemp where the buds have been trimmed and prepared for consumption via a herbal tea, vaporisation or smoking as above.
This should produce a comparable quality flower to CBD hemp flower or medical cannabis flower.
CBG flower is very delicate compared to CBD hemp, so producing a quality crop is highly dependant on harvesting and processing expertise and processes.
CBG Hemp Biomass
CBG Hemp Biomass is currently much rarer and in high demand this year, but we can expect to see much more of this new, previously rare cannabinoid moving forward.
CBG Hemp Flower Harvest
CBG Hemp Flower Harvest occurs at a similar time and is performed with similar methods to CBD flower harvest. In the USA, most high CBG hemp was harvested in October.
CBG Hemp Flower Processing
CBG Hemp Flower Special Considerations
CBG Hemp trichomes seem to be much more delicate than CBD or THC heavy trichomes, resulting in loss of potency if the flower is not handled carefully.
CBG Hemp Flower Seeds
CBG Hemp Seeds are available from several sources.
Rhizo Sciences can advise on and source CBG hemp seeds .
CBG Hemp Flower Cultivars
There are several hemp flower cultivars currently available on the market, the most widespread being Stem Cell CBG and The White CBG.
CBG Hemp Flower Breeders
The most prolific CBG hemp breeder in the USA is Oregon CBD Seeds.
CBG Hemp Flower Pricing
CBD Hemp Flower is currently priced at several times CBD flower for extraction grade biomass and flower, and about 50% higher for high quality smokeable flower.
Legality of CBG Hemp Flower
CBG Hemp Flower is legal in regions which have legalised industrial hemp including high CBD hemp. In other jurisdictions it may be treated as medical cannabis, as it is not a traditional fibre/food hemp cultivar.
Testing, Harvesting and Handling High CBG Hemp Flower
Legal and compliant production of high CBD hemp flower requires special high CBG hemp genetics, licenses, permits, cultivation practices and testing protocols. Failure to follow these during production means that the crop grown may exceed the legal limit (for example 0.3% THC). For example, seeds of high CBG hemp cultivars should be acquired from a suitable source who has scientifically validated their seed for factors such as CBG and THC production, germination rates and female:male ratios.
Difference between CBG and CBD Hemp flower CBD Hemp
CBG flower is potentially very similar to comparable high CBD or THC cultivars, but early varieties have had relatively subtle terpene profiles.
Otherwise these plants are relatively similar in production and yields, and we can expect to see an explosion of different cultivars in high CBG variants internationally.
CBG Hemp Products