Like all cannabis products, the key to producing a high-quality end-product starts with cultivation. This is especially true of CBG. There are two critical factors to produce CBG in a financially viable amount: timing and strain types.
Current market research indicates that the wellness cannabis market in the US is fast outpacing the recreational cannabis market by billions of dollars. If you’re seeking to build a successful extraction business, it pays to be aware of these market trends so you can ride the crest of the consumer demand wave.
It’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system means that CBG may assist in a whole host of disorders:
7. How to Extract CBG?
Early studies indicate that CBG may be a beneficial treatment for a whole host of physical conditions. Although these early studies are certainly promising the science in this area is still very new and should be taken with a grain of salt.
These two factors are still in development at the time of writing, making CBG quite expensive to produce. As with all types of consumer products, however, there is room in the marketplace for high-end products that consumers are willing to pay more for.
The CBG extraction process typically flows something like the following (for our purposes here, a Cold Temperature Ethanol Extraction process flow):
The issue of CBG scarcity posed a challenge to breeders. As you know, cannabis and hemp breeders are an adaptable lot that love a challenge. Breeders have started to experiment with cross-breeding and genetic manipulation to create strains that yield higher amounts of CBG in mature plants. This means that the extraction of CBG is quickly becoming more efficient to extract, resulting in a more affordable end-product for consumers.
High quality CBD isolate has no other ingredients, additives or any other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. While this can be it’s major advantage for those avoiding all traces of THC, it also means other beneficial cannabinoids from the cannabis plant are omitted.
In the same vein as dabbing, vaping involves heating up a substance to a specific temperature and inhaling the vapor gases that are produced.
CBD isolate vs full spectrum
CBD isolate is single-molecule CBD. It’s what’s left after CBD has been isolated and extracted from other cannabinoids and plant materials. It looks like snowy-white crystals or powder and it contains no THC.
Compared to CBD tinctures, oils and edibles, CBD isolate is a more affordable product when comparing price per milligram of CBD.
This is not the case for CBD tinctures, creams and edibles, whose total weight only contain a certain percentage of CBD. Calculating how much actual CBD per drop of CBD oil and then accurately dosing can be confusing and messy.