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These Cannabis Strains All Have Unique Cannabinoids

Cannabis has an interesting and varied chemistry. The array of acids, enzymes, and chemical compounds that compose the cocktail of cannabinoids in the cannabis flower varies from strain to strain. Generally, THC and CBD take the lead in terms of raw percentage, though there are a handful of strains that are exceptions to this rule and exist as outliers containing higher than average levels of esoteric cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC.

It’s important to note that certain strains and genetic crosses are more prone to creating higher quantities of these seldom-seen cannabinoids, but the phenotype and cultivation method play a big role in the overall chemical composition of a strain. The following strains* have been known to create higher percentages of CBG, CBN, and CBC, respectively.

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBN

CBN has indica-like effects in terms of reducing pain and inflammation, offering sedative, body-driven effects while stimulating the appetite. This cannabinoid is usually more accessible in medical cannabis dispensaries because of its application in treating a litany of different ailments. Also, growers have noted that later harvests can generated higher CBN content in cured flower. This makes sense, given that CBN is a breakdown product of THC. The longer a bud is exposed to the elements (especially heat and UV light), the more CBN is likely to form.

Animal Cookies

Cookie strains generally have a relaxing bent, but find one with high CBN like Animal Cookies and you are in for a sedative treat.

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades‘ citrus terpene profile and overall indica dominance makes this a go-to for chill nights with an early bedtime.

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBG

CBG, like CBN is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that can be found only in trace amounts in your average batch of cannabis. But surprisingly, CBG is the chemical precursor to both THC and CBD. It has outstanding medicinal uses that include assisting patients with intraocular pressure, inflammatory bowel disease, and muscle spasms. CBG’s lack of intoxicating effects makes it an almost purely therapeutic cannabinoid.

Magic Jordan

Magic Jordan is a mysterious Hawaiian strain from Colorado Seed Inc. that has been known to assist consumers with insomnia and restlessness.

Destroyer

Destroyer is known for its huge yield and massive THC%. This thumper’s cannabinoid profile offers both recreational and medicinal uses.

Mickey Kush

Beyond its happy and uplifting effects, Mickey Kush can also benefit consumers looking to abate nausea and gastrointestinal distress.

Allen Wrench

Allen Wrench is a heady strain. Its powerful heady buzz helps reduce interocular pressure while stimulating activity.

Other CBG-friendly strains:

  • Bleu Berries (White Label)
  • Eldorado (Sativa Seedbank)

Cannabis Strains That Contain CBC

CBC is probably the most under-defined of the trace cannabinoids in cannabis, but it’s gaining notoriety for its use as a potential antidepressant.

3 Kings

Known for reducing stress and pain, 3 Kings shines as a testament to its popular Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Headband lineage.

Other CBC-friendly strains:

  • Jorge’s Diamonds #1 by Dutch Passion

Although THC and CBD are popular cannabinoids, there are a handful of cannabis strains that contain higher than average levels of esoteric cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, and CBC.

The 5 Best CBG Flower Strains

Cannabigerol genetics are a relatively new development in the cannabis world and CBG Flower strains are becoming increasingly popular.

While the cannabinoid has been known about since the 60s, stable CBG genetics have not been produced until very recently. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, however, cannabis with less than 0.3% THC has become federally legal to grow this has allowed growers to establish breeding programs that emphasize a range of different cannabinoids.

CBD may have taken much of the limelight so far, but there are signs it will soon face competition from CBG, the so-called ‘mother’ of cannabinoids – It’s called this as it’s the cannabinoid that all other cannabinoids are synthesized from.

Now that high-quality CBG seeds are being developed, a lot of hemp flower sellers are starting to stock CBG strains on their shelves. This article will highlight some of the best out there right now.

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Jack Frost CBG

Another new CBG strain from Oregon Seed Co., Jack Frost CBG is, as the name might suggest, covered in frosty trichomes that contains a respectable 13.5% CBG along with a small amount of CBC and an even tinier amount of THC.

Jack Frost is well-reviewed, with an average 4.5 star rating across the board. You can also get this flower on a discount, by subscribing to the CBD flowers Weekly newsletter.

White CBG

First up, meet White CBG. Created by renowned seed producers Oregon Seed Company, this is a GBG version “The White,” an elite THC variety. According to the company, it produces large frosty flowers with up to 20% CBG and less than 0.3% THC. It has creamy-lemon aroma and incredible bag appeal.

This strain doesn’t have many official reviews, but according to numerous Reddit users, White CBG is tasty, potent, and definitely worth trying at least once.

Super Glue CBG

With purple-green buds and orange hairs, Super Glue is a standout CBG strain. It also has a thick covering of swollen trichomes and a lovely flavor; you can definitely taste the haze in this one. It comes in at an impressive 22% CBG.

This strain is extremely popular as it is sold by Black Tie, so you’ll be lucky if you find it in stock (it’s currently unavailable). If you’re lucky enough to snag some for yourself, the COA is available on the website.

Lemon Cream Diesel CBG

With a sweet lemon-citrus taste, this strain is highly relaxing, offering a nice body buzz and an improved ability to focus. With more than 20% CBG, it is another trichome-heavy strain.

It can be a bit dry due to a low moisture content, but that is common with CBG strains. Aside from that, Lemon Cream is a winner in all categories.

“CBG Flower”

This unnamed CBG flower has a uniquely nutty aroma with earthy, hazy undertones. This is thanks to high levels of the uncommon terpene guaiol, which has a piney smell, combined with the sweet and floral bisabolol and peppery caryophyllene. White, diamond-shaped bud produce over 15% CBG and its effects have been compared to that of green tea.

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Cannabigerol genetics are a relatively new development in the cannabis world and CBG Flower strains are becoming increasingly popular.