Not to be confused with the more popular cannabinoid, CBD, CBG is quite different yet seems to share MANY of the same properties in comparison to CBD. Interestingly, there is official dialogue among the scientific community that the potential of both CBG and its acidic form (CBGA) could actually be greater than CBD!

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What’s CBG?

Not to be confused with the more popular cannabinoid, CBD, CBG is quite different yet seems to share many of the same properties in comparison to CBD. Interestingly, there is official dialogue among the scientific community that the potential of both CBG and its acidic form (CBGA) could actually be greater than CBD!

CBG is often described as the:

  • “stem cell cannabinoid”
  • “precursor cannabinoid”
  • “mother of cannabinoids” 

Things to Know

Hypothetically, let’s say I’m trying to sell you 10 GRAMS OF CBG isolate; 10 grams = 10,000 MG. For educational purposes, let’s say our CBG isolate 95% pure.

Now that we have the CBG percentage, we can accurately find out how many MG’s of CBG is actually inside the 10-gram CBG isolate jar.

Next, take the products’ milligram weight(10 grams = 10,000MG) and multiply it by the CBG percentage (95%) and since we’re dealing with percentages, you have to move the decimal over to the left by two positions.

The equation will look something like this:
10,000MG x 0.95 = 9,500 MG of CBG.

This is very important because without knowing the Cannabinoid percentage, you will not be able to compare one CBG isolate product to the next (quality-wise). The only thing you will be able to compare is the price.

Far too often, CBG consumers purchase inferior products or get robbed by false label claims by simply not checking the C.O.A.’s.

The moral of this short story here is don’t assume that the listed weight on the label is an automatic reference to the amount of CBG/CBD within.  It’s all about the percentage of cannabinoid purity.

Cannabigerol Dosage

CBG doses or serving sizes vary from 1 person to the next but we’ve found a great way to figure out the formula for each and every person wanting or at least considering adding CBG to their diets.

I spoke with Dr. Rosado, MD, and author of Hope & Healing: A Case For Cannabis, and this is what he advised…

“CBG works best when used in a 1:1 ratio with CBD.”

Once we know how much CBD we should take, we’ll know exactly what our CBG dose will be. Now, in order to find the perfect CBD dosage, we must use the following CBD Dosage formula:

BODY WEIGHT X 0.325mg = Most Accurate CBD Dose

I’ll use myself as an example and show you step by step how to calculate your perfect CBG dosage. Since I weigh 200lbs, my specific formula will look like this:

200lbs x 0.325mg = 65mg of CBD

Given the 1:1 ratio (CBD to CBG), this tells me that my perfect CBG dose is 65mg and should be coupled with 65mg of CBD for the best possible results (based on current CBG research).

And that’s all there is to it!

Suggested Use

We recommend two options:

  • Buy a pre-formulated CBG oil that is already blended at a 1:1 ratio of CBG to CBD.
  • Choose a full-spectrum CBD oil or perhaps even the strongest CBD oil and add/mix in pure CBG isolate.  The amount of milligrams of CBG that is added should match the CBD content listed on the CBD product label.

Here is a quick example of how to properly to option 2 since there is a bit of mixing involved.

Let’s say you’ve purchased our USDA Certified Organic full-spectrum CBD oil 1,500mg.  The next step would be to grab your CBG isolate and weight out an equal portion of mg of CBG (1,500mg).  Mix these two together and you now have a perfect 1 to 1 ratio of CBD to CBG.

Always store away of direct sunlight as well as in a cool and dry place. One study showed that failure to properly store your cannabis products could actually drastically affect its quality and the consumer could lose up to 40% of the cannabinoids claimed on the bottle.


Organically, CBG is created naturally during hemp plants’ natural growing lifecycle. More specifically, it is created when CBGA transforms into CBG. And this enzymatic acid breakdown occurs as the plants’ chemical compounds interact with heat, oxygen, and UV light exposure.

Now, in reference to create a CBG product, there are a few steps that must be taken. A CBG-rich hemp plant must go through an extraction process, a purification process, and then a final process to remove any remaining solvents left behind. The specific details of this process are explained in the next section.

As you could likely assume, it’s not much. In fact, according to a study completed by Research Gate, individual cannabinoid percentages were tested from five different states in hopes of gaining a better understanding of average cannabinoid percentages found in cannabis plants. Here are the results:
  • roughly 1.4% – 1.6% of CBG
  • about 9% – 12% of CBD
Please keep in mind, this is choosing random cannabis plants and not CBG-rich specific plants. Nonetheless, you can tell why CBG is just now becoming popular in comparison to CBD. It’s a lot easier to get and vastly cheaper to produce!

Things change in the hemp industry very fast. January 2020 was only 5-6 months ago yet those prices are considered ancient facts.

While bulk CBG products can vary due to supply and demand, as of June 2021, prices for a kilo of CBG isolate can range between $4,000 – $8,500.

We wanted to offer various prices from different companies so below we will share the best prices for kilo’s of CBG isolate that is for sale online:

  • Cannabidiol Life offered price = $4,000.00 – $5,000 per kilo of CBG isolate  
  • The Hemp Collective offered price = $8,500.00 per kilo of CBG isolate
  • The Fresh Bro’s: offered price = $7,599.99 per kilo of CBG isolate

CBG, like other cannabinoids, interacts with the brain and nervous system via the two main cannabinoid receptors in the body, specifically CB1 and CB2. CB1 is commonly associated with the nervous system and CB2 is more commonly associated with inflammation and the systems that handle that response.

This study stated that CBG significantly modulates CB2R- or CB1R/CB2R-mediated endocannabinoid action, while the effects are weak in CB1R-expressing cells and that this reveals that CBG may exert beneficial actions with therapeutic potential via cannabinoid receptors.

CBG is mainly known to function as a GABA reuptake inhibitor. This means CBG could potentially help with muscle relaxation, and relieve tension by promoting a peaceful sensation throughout the body, brain, and nervous system. Historically, GABA uptake inhibitors are already used to treat anxiety, and because of this fact, it implies that CBG could just possibly decrease anxiety symptoms. This is not a fact, just promising.

Cannabinoids are found naturally present in the human body and these are known as Endocannabinoids. Endo means, internal or coming from within. Therefore, when phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids work together promoting better communication via these receptors, homeostasis is promoted from within.

This entire receptor and communication management system within our bodies is known as the ECS, which helps regulate a variety of functions including pain, appetite, and inflammation. Phytocannabinoids like CBG, CBD, THC, and CBN interact easily with this system as they share extremely similar molecular structures.

In order for a specific industrial hemp extract to be considered “full-spectrum”, the cannabinoids CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, & THC need to be detectable. Thus, CBG alone is NOT full-spectrum.

A good rule of thumb here is that if any hemp product or cannabinoid-specific product is labeled “full-spectrum”, always verify this label claim by looking at the C.O.A. to ensure you’re getting what you are paying for!

There is currently not enough completed research to answer this question in confidence, however, in this study, it seems as though CBG is well-tolerated by animals. We look forward to obtaining more data in order to properly answer this question for you.

Yes. CBG is legal at a federal level only if CBG is extracted from hemp plants. If the CBG is extracted from plants that are not Verified Industrial Hemp Plants (hemp plants that contain over 0.3% THC), then it is illegal.

With that said, each state has its own Department of Agriculture and each state has the option of abiding by the 2018 Farm bill or simply enforce its own rules and regulations as they see fit. Therefore, this question must be answered on a state by state basis.