CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – A new form of medical marijuana is growing in Iowa. Hemp farmers are starting to extract CBG or cannibigerol. This is different from the CBD, which is mostly found in Iowa. CBG has less THC than CBD. THC is the cannabis-related chemical that creates the high.
Scott Booher and his wife Megan own 4 Winds Farm in Oxford. On their farm in Oxford, they prepare their acres of hemp for harvest.
His father-in-law, Mark Wright, does the same thing on his farm, the Carriage House Hemp Farm, down the street. The family uses their cannabis plants for CBG instead of CBD.
“CBD in its infancy is actually CBG,” said Booher. “CBG is the mother of all cannabinoids. The meaning of this is that CBG goes straight into your endocannabinoid system in your body where CBD may not go straight into it. “
It’s used for many of the same purposes as CBD, such as anxiety and pain relief. The family makes CBG fortified soaps, oils, and other products. They say the low levels of THC make it popular among the working class.
“People can use it, still benefit from the CBG, and still have their jobs,” Booher said. “And don’t pass all kinds of tests they might have to take.”
The state entomologist says e CBG is growing in popularity. Booher sees that too. “I think the market will tend towards CBG in the future,” he said. “Unfortunately, the market has spent so much money on CBD that it can’t just turn off the CBD switch and switch to CBG.”
The family is hosting an event this weekend to educate people about CBG and bring products for sale. It will be on the Carriage House Hemp Farm at 2433 Cemetery Rd NW in Oxford. The event will take place on both days from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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