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Parts of A Weed Plant
Cannabis is universal and this article is meant to inform readers on the different parts of a weed plant. We all love smoking that good stuff, and guess what? The green that heaps of people enjoy smoking, otherwise known as recreational marijuana comes primarily from the flowers of the female cannabis plant.
In the world of cannabis, there are tons of Cannabis strains that originate from the Cannabaceae family, commonly referred to as the Cannabis sativa plant. The use of Cannabis has righteously been in use for centuries all over the world in several parts of the Middle East, South Africa, and Asia. It’s tempting to associate cannabis with the younger generation of teenagers and young adults, but the truth is that cannabis use has become increasingly popular for aged adults and seniors. Cannabis strains have been noted to contain medicinal properties that may help users with a range of issues i.e. anxiety, depression, joint pain, skin inflammation, acne and more. It’s needless to say that there are more adults than ever who seek out certain cannabis strains that may help fight particular diseases and ailments, while also providing therapeutic effects on the mind and body.
What is Cannabigerolic acid?
I'm sure you’re wondering too, what is Cannabigerolic acid? There are over 120 cannabinoid compounds within the hemp cannabis sativa plant. And Cannabigerol is just another one of them. CBG was first discovered and isolated in 1964. The Cannabigerol compound forms after it has been decarboxylated, which is just a fancy word for saying that during a chemical reaction a carboxylic atom is removed and carbon dioxide is released. Before decarboxylation occurs, the CBG compound remains in acidic form, known as Cannabigerolic acid. CBG is not hugely present in cannabis plants, it is one of the compounds that does not come in large quantities. Most common hemp plants contain less than 1% of CBG. More breeders want to produce strains that contain more CBG, making CBG dominant plants so that it has a higher concentration. It is not psychoactive, it's not meant to get you high like recreational marijuana. It contains less than 0.3% THC. Interestingly enough, CBG is called the ‘stem cell’ compound because it is where all the other cannabinoids derive from.