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CBG Studies Show Anti-Viral Properties and More

Mar 31, 2020 02:53PM ● By Amber McKenzie

by Michael Pickens

Although cannabis is a complex plant with more than 400 chemical entities, the cannabis/hemp industry has—for the most part—remained fixated on two particular cannabinoids: THC and cannabidiol (CBD). However, other cannabinoids are starting to emerge into the spotlight.

One of these so-called minor cannabinoids is cannabigerol (CBG), which is gaining attention for its proclaimed antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. While CBG has yet to match the mainstream appeal of CBD, this cannabinoid may soon play a starring role in everyday consumer products as it quietly demonstrates a wide array of intriguing medicinal benefits.

“The pharmacological effects of CBG described in the scientific literature include: anti-fungal, anti-insect and anti-inflammatory activity; neuroprotective activity; stimulation of appetite, and enhancement of the death process of cancer cells,” reports Dr. Itzhak Kurek, CEO and co-founder of Cannformatics, a Northern California biotech company that uses bioinformatics to improve medical cannabis.

Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp production and established a THC limit of 0.3 percent, the industry is starting to realize the potential value that CBG presents from a medicinal standpoint. However, over the last few decades, scientists have left a paper trail of research that shows just how fruitful this relatively unknown cannabinoid could be.

Michael Pickens is the owner of North Spokane Hemp Co., located at 9323 N. Division St., Spokane. The store offers a 1500 mg CBG product in limited quantities due to its rare availability. The store is currently open Mon to Fri from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and encourages online orders at Use coupon code: medical30 for 30 percent discount and free shipping.
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