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You’re probably familiar with the common cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), as well as some of their benefits, like calming nerves, relieving pain, and minimizing irritation throughout your body. 

And you most likely know that some cannabinoids come from plants (phytocannabinoids) and others are produced within our bodies (endogenous cannabinoids).

But chances are that you haven’t heard much about CBG (cannabigerol), a non-psychoactive minor cannabinoid closely related to THC and CBD. Today, we are going to take a deep drive into CBG to learn how it helps regulate your internal systems.

Like it’s better-known cannabinoid cousins, CBG helps: to relieve pain, puffiness and has antibacterial properties. CBG also works to boost the body’s internal production of the endocannabinoid, anandamide (AEA), naturally. 

 

What is CBG? See the breakdown of the cannabinoid molecule.

What is CBG?

  • CBG is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, found in hemp and cannabis. It’s precursor, CBGA (cannabigerolic acid), or the compound from which it originates, is the same precursor from which CBD and THC originate. CBGA is converted to CBG at an earlier stage in the plant’s growth cycle than THC and CBD, and is found in very low percentages, which is what classifies CBG as a minor cannabinoid.

I get a lot out of my CBD and THC supplements...why should I add CBG to the mix?

  • The Entourage Effect proposes that cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids which occur naturally as components of the cannabis plant are more effective when used together. This is what whole-plant wellness is all about. Stripping away or isolating one cannabinoid from the rest of the plant can hinder cannabinoids from reaching their full healing potential.
  • Chances are that you’re already taking a small amount of CBG if you regularly consume full or broad-spectrum cannabis or hemp supplements, like bäre Daily Wellness Tincture. Since CBG is a minor cannabinoid, you’re getting a minimal amount of it from your supplement, which is why Kush Queen developed Gummies Rx BlissWith a 1:1 ratio of CBD and CBG in support of whole-plant wellness and increasing cannabinoid exposure this combo offers a euphoric feeling.

    What are the benefits of incorporating CBG into my daily wellness routine?

    • CBG boosts the body’s production of the endocannabinoid anandamide, which is known as “the bliss molecule.” Ananda means “bliss, joy, and delight” in Sanskrit. Taking CBG as a daily supplement is a natural way to elevate your mood. CBG is ideal for daytime use or as a stepping stone for someone who wants the euphoric experience of cannabis without getting high.
    • CBG is neuroprotective and has antidepressant properties that support healthy brain function and mental health naturally. 
    Gummies Rx Bliss contains CBG and CBD cannabinoids.

      Why did Kush Queen combine CBG with CBD in Gummies Rx Bliss?

      • Product development at Kush Queen starts with innovation and effectiveness. We are all familiar with the benefits of CBD and wanted to offer our community a new way to incorporate whole-plant wellness into their lives. Isolating CBG from the plant would counter the intelligence of the entourage effect, however when we combine the forces of major and minor cannabinoids health and wellness benefits that you can feel are the result.

      Conclusion

      Incorporating the benefits of minor cannabinoids into your wellness routine is just one of the ways we work to elevate you daily. 

      Try Gummies Rx Bliss and feel the CBG difference for yourself!

       

      Shop Gummies Rx Bliss CBG:CBD

      Live events, festivals, and in-person social gatherings have been canceled for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean that 4/20/2020 has gone up in smoke. It just means that you’ll have to get creative about how you celebrate the holiday, and we’re here to help! 

      It’s a bummer that we can’t make the trek to San Francisco for the annual smoke out and that sharing a joint with friends is a no-go this year. Take a minute to honor how you’re feeling and decide what direction you want to take your 420 in. You still have time to make 4/20/2020 an epic day, after all, this will be a 420 we’ll all remember for years to come.  

      20 Ideas for making 4/20 Plans During Quarantine Times 

      A Whole-Plant Holiday

      If you don’t want to inhale smoke for health reasons, think of other ways you can incorporate the plant into your holiday. 420 isn’t just about smoking, vaping, or even getting high, it’s about celebrating cannabis and all of its components. 

      Here are some alternatives to smoking up:

      1. Edibles - An excellent alternative to smoking and still a classic delivery method are edibles. These can be made at home by first using flower to make cannabutter or infusing with a tincture. Just be careful and follow The Golden Rules of Edibles: Start low, go slow. You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less (this is mainly for THC or otherwise psychoactive edibles).
      2. Gummies - A no-hassle option that doesn’t run the risk of getting you too high but will keep your mood lifted is Kush Queen Bliss Rx Gummies with 15 mg CBD + 15mg CBG per piece. Also available in CBD for daily wellness, and CBD:CBN for sleep.
      3. Tinctures - Can be taken orally or added to food or drinks. Try Bare CBD Wellness Tincture in potency ranging from 500mg CBD to 5000mg CBD. The only ingredients are olive oil and full-spectrum hemp extract, so choose your adventure when infusing. 
      4. Transdermal Topicals - Soak in or rub on your cannabis this 420. The Kush Queen X Alice + Olivia Self-Care Collection has a transdermal CBD bubble bath and CBD body lotion that’ll get into your system through your skin. Drop the A+O 200mg CBD bath bomb in the tub and add a little bubble bath for a custom full-body topical 4/20 bath.
      5. Dry Pull - This is where you “puff” on a joint without lighting it to get a taste for the terpene profile. We’ve seen this done at infused dinners where the food and cannabis pairings were based on complementary scent and taste. If you have a few strains on hand, think about pairing their flavor profiles with some of your favorite snacks and try to determine if the flavors enhance one another. 

      Celebrate 420 Your Way

      Celebrating the day indoors by yourself doesn’t have to be boring. Take a few minutes to plan some entertaining activities and add a festive spin into the mix. If your job is essential and you find yourself overworked, carve out a little time to do something soothing for yourself. Either way, make sure to do things that make you feel good and keep your vibes high!

      Pick your favorite way to consume the plant and check out these fun ways to partake in 4/2020 by yourself but in high spirits:

      1. Grind Up Some Self-Care + Roll It Up with a Sprinkle of Self-Indulgence - Our 4/2020 gift guide walks you through a super lit spa day with an ultra-potent 1000mg CBD Bath Bomb, our Renew CBD Sugar Scrub, and Defynt CBD Face Serum. Serve yourself a mocktail or tea infused with tincture to top it off. 
      2. Laughter is the Best Medicine - Watch a classic stoner comedy or stream your favorite comedian’s stand up special. 
      3. Repurpose Something - Make cute masks using fabric you already own and online tutorials. They make great gifts and are required in some public places. 
      4. Get Crafty - Transform that boring T-shirt into a one of a kind piece with a tie-dye kit. You can even use bleach that you have at home if you don’t have time for a kit.
      5. Expand Your Mind - Dive into that cannabis content you’ve been curious about. Whether it’s a documentary on weed culture, a book by a cannabis pioneer, or your favorite brand’s blog (oh, hey there!), take some time to educate yourself about the plant.

      Bäre CBD Tincture shown with cannabis nuggs.

      Let’s Get Silly

      What else do you do when you and your friends can’t go anywhere and your original 4/20 plans are busted? Put on your favorite weed swag and gather ‘round for a virtual sesh via Zoom or other video conferencing app. 

      Take this time to have a much needed moment of play and enjoy the people who love weed as much as you do from afar. Play games that help you connect while sharing your mutual love of cannabis. 

      Here are some ideas to get your virtual sesh started:

      1. Take a Zelfie - Whip up a mocktail or roll up a joint and use the grid feature on Zoom to virtually pass or cheers the person in the square next to you and take a screenshot to commemorate your virtual gathering. Don’t forget you can dry pull if you want to partake without combustion.
      2. Stoned Storytime - Tell your friends the story about the first time you got high, your weed favorite story, or a funny story about smoking with someone in your chat.  
      3. Show + Tell Stash Edition - Show off your stash. To add an element of friendly competition, vote for whose is the dankest.
      4. Baked Baker Competition - Have each person bake an item chosen from Pinterest and show it off à la Nailed It (can be infused or not). 
      5. Guessing Game - Get a jar and place an indeterminate amount of weed or joints or gummies in it and ask everyone in your chat to guess how much/how many pieces are in the jar. 

      Stay Connected whilst Social Distancing

      If you’re bummed out about the state of the world and no amount of weed can help, try doing something for someone else or connecting with others in a meaningful way.

      1. Send Bae some cannabis via a delivery service if available, in your area. Order your love a special cannabis gift box as you would on Valentine’s Day and delight their quarantined little heart. 
      2. We’re still sending care packages to Frontline Fighters, like medical workers, grocery store staff, budtenders, postal workers/delivery drivers, anyone whose job places them in potential danger. Nominate someone and tell us why they need a Kush Queen care package, it’ll be a much-needed gift for them and a huge vibe booster for you.
      3. If you’re feeling isolated, go through your contacts and send everyone you know who loves weed a “Happy 420” message. It’ll spark dialogue with others and remind you that you aren’t the only one stuck inside or otherwise not having the day you envisioned. 
      4. Put something helpful into the world by sharing a good blog post, article, or meme with someone or on social media. It can be an original that you create or something you came across that helped boost your morale.
      5. Donate to a shelter, food bank, or person you know who needs it if you have the means. If you can’t spare any cash, see how you can support a cause by calling a public official’s office, writing a letter, or volunteering your time. 

      Kush Queen CEO Olivia Alexander celebrating 420.

      The Bright Side of History

      4/20 has come a long way. What began as an unofficial holiday for the stigmatized who smoked cannabis, has transformed into an international day of reverence for the liberation of the plant. 

      We still have a long way to go, but if we look to the past for guidance--regarding both cannabis and the current state of our world--we can create a more unified and accessible future for the collective. 

      Enter Kush Queen's 420 Cash Giveaway

      To celebrate this once in a lifetime event with our Kush Queen family so we're gifting EIGHT lucky people something special - $420 OF COLD HARD CASH!

      During this unpredictable time, we want to celebrate by giving back to those who inspire us and support us daily. Enter yourself or nominate a friend.

      Contest is open through 4/20/2020 at midnight.

      Remember: it's crucial we all stay safe and practice social distancing to flatten the curve, do your part and be mindful when choosing how to celebrate the epic 04/20/2020!

      Stay safe, be well, and have the best 4/20/2020! Share how you’re celebrating and tag us on Instagram @kushqueenshop

       

      Don’t worry this isn’t our list of CBD wellness predictions for the new year or the old new year/new you talk. 2019 was a tough year for a lot of us (an understatement for some). Let’s learn from it as we prepare to usher in the new decade.

      I was trying to think of what this year might look like, a stock market graph with some hella intense peaks and valleys, Gollum, an abominable snowman?! Undeniably, this year was mythical, the highs were some of those pure joy moments while the lows felt like they might break us. But damn we’ve grown, chosen higher paths, gotten focused and have no doubts the new decade will be what we make it.

      Let’s give 2019 a moment of silence! Bye. Felecia.

      The Power of Reflection

      Kush Queen model reflects on 2019 while holding CBD bath bombs.

      One of the most powerful things to do at the end of the year is reflect. Reflection can be the growth element tool we need to process and adapt from what’s happened to us, our emotions and our path.

      This is our reflection and what we’ve learned throughout the cycles of 2019.   

      Get To Know Yourself

      Kush Queen model taking a daily dose of CBD wellness with Bare.

      In the truest sense. Take time to understand exactly who you are, what you want and where your boundaries lie. We are living in a time where things can quickly get hectic and there is always other people’s lives and drama to get swept up in.

      On the flip side, examine where you need to grow. It’s easy to forget that we do have [some] control in how our life gets shaped. Only you can alter the path that you take.

      This year some of us had to turn inward and check-in. We faced the hard facts and got life coaches, quit toxic jobs, took our health and wellness more seriously, had bad hair for an extended amount of time and did things that scared the shit out of us. In every situation, we are all better for taking those leaps, working through the discomfort and giving our truest self a chance to shine through.

      Lean In and Go For It

      Kush Queen CBD Gummies is a artistic circular photo.

      Real talk, it can be scary but if you can trust yourself, you can do it. As a collective, we took major strides in bringing Kush Queen closer to mainstream this year. Everything involved in doing so was high stakes, level-up type projects that were a real test for our team.

      The night before BeautyCon La kicked-off was filled with what-ifs, triple and double-checks with how to present our cannabis and wellness company at a mainstream beauty and make-up conference. And you know what? Kush Queen was so well received! The crowd was curious about CBD wellness, loved our CBD 101 kits and engaging with our team.

      Before taking that leap our team was focused, we leaned in together, did the work and succeed when we went for it!

      Health and CBD Wellness, First

      Our bodies are so good to us, it’s easy to forget how to be good to them on a daily basis. I’ll be the first to admit in 2019, I let my health go. Even in the worst of times, giving our bodies the time, love/attention, and fuel it needs will only benefit us in the long term.

      Kush Queen is committed to daily wellness. Our CBD health and wellness products are geared to nourish your body in different ways. The targeted effects and CBD dose of each product seamlessly blends in with everyday rituals.  

      Here are our daily CBD wellness favorites:

      1. Bäre CBD Tincture – Every morning. Bare is the BEST for your daily dose of wellness. For my mom, it makes people easier to deal with and dulls out her hand aches. Win/win.
      2. MELT CBD Lotion – This is our most appropriately named product. Everyday aches and pains melt away with this combo of CBD and targeted essential oils. I don’t leave home without MELT.
      3. GummiesRX – In 2020 night-time chill out is a must. GummiesRx is the wellness tool for transitioning from your high activity days to getting the rest your body needs.

      Conclusion

      We’re dedicating the new decade and new year to wellness in all senses of the word! When you hear from Kush Queen in 2020, know that we are coming from a place of love, positive energy, CBD wellness, and inclusion! We love you.

      When things get tough, trust yourself, lean in and know you have an entire team of people that are in your corner!

      When things are going well, ENJOY THE RIDE! You don’t need permission to soak it all up and feel the joy of your hard work.

      And when you feel like the wheels are falling off, pour some CBD on it and call it day! That’s our go-to!