Introduction of the first CBG strain without THC in the world

Polytechnic University of Valencia develops the first non-psychoactive and legal cannabis

The Spanish company Hemp Trading, specialized in the distribution of products for cultivation, in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), has developed the first variety of cannabis without THC with high potential in cannabigerol.

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The new strain, the only one on the cannabis market, is completely legal because it does not contain any psychoactive component and stands out for its great therapeutic potential in the treatment of diseases such as Crohn's disease, colon cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, among others.

Obtaining a THC-free strain

According to Hemp Trading's CEO, Ernesto Llosá, the project was to develop a strain that blocks certain steps in the cannabinoid biosynthesis pathway, avoiding the formation of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) while increasing the level of cannabigerol (CBG).

CBG is the mother cell of cannabis

Le CBG is the first cannabinoid to form in the plant. Therefore, it is considered “the mother cell of cannabis because it is essential for creating THC and cannabidiol (CBD). As the plant grows in the process of biosynthesis, CBG transforms into THC, CBD, and other minority cannabinoids. As a result, CBG disappears, ”explains researcher Salvador Soler.

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Thanks to the research work of the UPV, one of the only five entities in Spain to have a license for the cultivation of cannabis for scientific purposes, not only has THC been eliminated, but the concentration of CBG has been increased.

“Thanks to this development, we obtain a completely legal plant and with CBG levels greater than 15%, while the normal amount is 0,1-0,5% ”explains Llosá. “Until now, the CBG present in cannabis strains has been in minor amounts as it is mainly processed into other cannabinoids. "

Revolution in the world of CBG!

CBG is the great unknown of the cannabis plant precisely because it is found in small quantities and there is little room for further research for medicinal purposes, as has been done for THC. or CBD. Thanks to this development, CBG can be obtained massively, paving the way for large-scale production in a legal manner, as well as more research to assess its medicinal properties.

Additionally, the process of extracting CBG requires less purification than CBD. As Llosá explains, “plants containing CBD contain a fraction of THC which must be separated and discarded in the purification process. In our case, CBG is pure without the presence of other cannabinoids, that is, we make sure that it does not contain THC. Therefore, it guarantees the absence of a psychoactive component. "

Currently, the company is registering the new strain and has not yet defined its commercialization process, but this plant is an innovation for the cannabis industry and a great attraction for pharmacists interested in using the medicinal properties of cannabis legally, as well as for industrial use.

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Medicinal properties of cannabigerol

In general, medicinal properties of CBG are similar to those of CBD. Several scientific studies indicate that CBG reduces pain, reduces inflammation that produces certain maladies like Crohn's disease, is a great inducer of sleep and has properties antidepressant.

On the other hand, CBG inhibits the growth of cancer cells, which helps slow the progression of colon cancer. In addition, CBG could be a powerful partner for the treatment of glaucoma, since it reduces intraocular pressure.


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