Cannabigerol (CBG) is an exciting cannabinoid gaining popularity in the cannabis community. Boasting soothing effects and a range of unique benefits, CBG hemp is becoming more widely available. High CBG strains are a great choice for anyone looking to focus, relax, or put some zip in their step.
CBG-dominant strains are growing in demand, but many want to know: what are the most potent options? To answer this question, we decided to share some of the strongest CBG strains available today. However, before we showcase these powerful buds let’s take a look at what qualities classify each as a “high CBG strain.”
What is a High CBG Strain?
CBG, CBD, and THC are all cannabinoids derived from cannabis plants like hemp. Generally, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) only account for 1% of a hemp strain’s total cannabinoids. In a CBG-rich hemp strain, cannabigerol makes up around 10-15% of the flower.
Some strains may even have more than 15% CBG. These elevated levels are made possible by crossing flowers rich in CBG to increase the yield. Federally legal CBG cannabis strains are bred from hemp rather than marijuana to avoid cultivating high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The recent increase in CBG-content is why some refer to cannabigerol as a “new” cannabinoid, even though experts have known about it since the 60s. Scientists have discovered over 100 cannabinoids in hemp, each with its own properties.
Another common term for CBG is the “mother of all cannabinoids.” This is because cannabigerolic acid, the acidic form of CBG, creates many other cannabinoids. You may notice some strains have a high CBGA content, which is essentially the same as CBG.
How does CBGA turn into CBG? Heating cannabigerolic acid causes it to go through a process called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation turns CBGA into CBG in the same way tetrahydrocannabinolic acid turns into THC, and cannabidiolic acid converts to CBD.
High CBG Strains
Different strains contain their own particular blend of cannabinoids and terpenes (these affect the bud’s scent, taste, and effects). This means that even though CBG will consistently provide relaxed and mind-centering effects, each flower is unique.
Think of the benefits of CBG as your destination and individual strains as the vehicle that gets you there. Even though all of these buds will get you to the same place, each flower gives you a different kind of ride. Try a few different strains to find the best match for you!
Jack Frost CBG Strain
Jack Frost gets its name from the snow-like trichomes that cover this sought after CBG flower. Trichomes produce a resin that contains cannabinoids like CBG. Jack Frost is bursting with CBG, featuring levels as high as 18%.
This strain has a citrusy taste and smell, containing notes of chamomile. Some of the terpenes in Jack Frost are also present in hops, giving this flower a flavor reminiscent of a nice beer with a refreshing orange wedge. Specifically, if you enjoy the effects of terpinolene, caryophyllene, or pinene, you’ll love Jack Frost.
White CBG Strain
White CBG is an altered version of The White, a popular cannabis strain. With our White CBG strain, tetrahydrocannabinol levels are kept below 0.3%, which is not enough to induce any disorienting or “high” effects. Even better, its CBG content has been raised to roughly 10%.
Low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol combined with high CBG means this strain will promote uplifting feelings without leaving you groggy. Trace amounts of THC are still beneficial, boosting CBG’s power and providing stimulating effects to the body and mind. White CBG’s terpene profile gives off a crisp, clean lemon aroma. The slightly sour yet mild flavor makes every smoke session a delightful experience that even the pickiest connoisseurs can enjoy.
Super Glue CBG Strain
Super Glue has eye-catching purple and green flowers that contain upwards of 22% CBG. This hemp strain carries an earthy, hoppy flavor. The scent is piney and delicious!
Many consumers report that Super Glue CBG produces exceptionally smooth vapors. The smoke is rich without any hints of spiciness. Combined with its high CBG content, this strain provides a very relaxing experience that few strains can rival. These sensational qualities make Super Glue CBG a suitable strain for any consumer willing to try CBG.
Lemon Diesel CBG
Lemon Diesel is an iconic flower, and this CBG version makes a classic strain even better. It retains everything that makes its parent strain great without the intoxicating effects of THC. Featuring a tranquil body buzz, this hemp flower contains 15% CBG.
True to its name, Lemon Diesel CBG has a sweet, citrusy flavor and smell similar to lemons. That’s because many of the terpenes present in Lemon Diesel CBG hemp can also be found in citrus fruit rinds. This flower is well-suited to any time of the day.
Sour G CBG
Sour G CBG hemp has a sweet and sour flavor profile. These buds are covered in resin-dripping trichomes, with a smell similar to the sickly-sweet aroma of diesel. Its flavor is comparable to a deliciously sour grapefruit. This flower comes from a Sativa hemp plant, and it has 13-15% CBG.
Sativa strains are a popular choice for morning consumers. They give you a natural boost of energy and promote focus rather than drowsiness. Try some Sour G hemp to get the best morning meditation possible.
Goliath CBG/CBD (50/50 Hybrid)
Can’t decide between CBD and CBG? We don’t blame you—it’s a hard choice! That’s why we at Cheef Botanicals offer Goliath hemp flower. Goliath CBD is a hybrid strain containing equal amounts of CBG and CBD (about 5% of each).
Combining to make up 10% of the strain’s total cannabinoids, the CBG and CBD in this strain work together to create one of the best hemp experiences on the market. Each cannabinoid enhances each other’s efficiency to boost the entourage effect. This strain also includes only a small amount of THC (less than 0.3%).
We get the most out of cannabis when we ingest certain compounds (cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes) together. This powerful result is known as the entourage effect. Goliath hemp is one of the best flowers for experiencing this sensational phenomenon.
Are All High CBG Strains Legal?
The legality of CBG hemp strains depends on your state. The deciding factor for whether the plant is legal is the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) it carries. Cannabigerol strains must have 0.3% or less THC to be federally compliant.
This is because THC can cause intoxicating feelings when taken in large amounts. However, some states have legalized higher amounts of THC for recreational and medical purposes. In these states, you can purchase and use CBG hemp products regardless of the tetrahydrocannabinol content.
Will High CBG Strains Get You High?
If the flower is federally legal, it will not get you high because it contains 0.3% or less THC. So, even a multi-cannabinoid strain like Goliath can leave you clear-headed as long as the THC levels remain below this limit. If you use CBG flower with more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, it may cause you to feel intoxicated.
Even if you live in a state that prohibits products with high amounts of THC, you can still experience the entourage effect. Look for flower that has legal amounts of THC, or purchase full-spectrum CBD products. Full-spectrum means the products are federally compliant and contain only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (0.3% or less).
Final Thoughts – High CBG Strains
The most potent CBG-dominant strains on the market offer incredible benefits, reinvigorating the body and centering the mind. Thanks to the latest advancements in flower cultivation, you can buy strains that boast over 20% cannabigerol (looking right at you, White CBG)! Whether you try one of the strains we mentioned or test them all, Cheef Botanicals is here to answer your questions!