CBG Flower Review: Falcanna’s Pacific Sunshine
Recently I was challenged by a friend to try CBG flower. She showed me her favorite CBG strain, Falcanna’s Pacific Sunshine and upon first inspection of the buds in the bag I would have never guessed that it wasn’t your typical cannabis. The buds were beautiful; a light green shade filled with red hairs, and covered with what looked like the kind of frosty trichomes that would normally get one really stoned.
My friend sensed my surprise and assured me that the buds I was inspecting would not get me high. In fact, the budtender at Canna West who was supporting us said the effect of smoking CBG was like, “taking that first sip of your morning tea or coffee. You might feel energetic, but also thoughtful at the same time. You might become more relaxed, but also more inspired? It kind of depends on what you are seeking from the plant. If it is for pain relief, CBG works better than CBD, in my opinion.”
That is some deep praise. Keep in mind, I am no stranger to CBD and have not only used it effectively on myself, but have witnessed near miracles in others, both from a pain relief perspective and its ability to reduce performance anxiety. A CBG test, provided it lives up to its billing, sounded fun and beneficial. So without any further ado, I made my purchase and set a date – an upcoming golf tournament – to put the Pacific Sunshine to the test. Little did I know just how pivotal a role it would play in that event.
First of all, what is CBG? This is perhaps the best description of CBG flower I could find:
CBG (cannabigerol) is commonly referred to as the “mother” of all other cannabinoids. It’s the starting point for CBD, CBC, and THC within the cannabis plant. CBG is also one of the few cannabinoids produced in high quantities in hemp flowers. It is non-psychoactive, but like CBD it does have physical effects, which range from stimulation to relaxation, and pain relief.
Secondly, the effects of smoking CBG flower can range from person to person. I can only explain how it affected me. Like I said, I was scheduled to play in a fairly big golf tournament at my club last Sunday. However, on Saturday my kids and I attended a ‘fun run’; 3 miles of easy, breezy jogging on trails through the woods. Yeah right, I pulled up lame right after the run with pain in my lower hamstring and right behind my knee.
“Uh oh,” my wife said. “What about the golf tournament?”
The next morning, my left leg was worse. The pain was legit and so right before I tee’d off, I smoked the CBG flower I had purchased. Prior to smoking it, I was a bundle of nerves because I wanted to win and because I wasn’t sure what my leg would do. It was going to hurt no matter what I did, but would it hold up on the tee box, or would it collapse on me? Should I walk, or get a cart? After smoking the CBG flower, the decision was made to walk it out because the pain had immediately been muted and my mood changed from, “I dunno” to “I feel good” to “I got this!” instantly. I was ready to play.
Did I win? Almost! Most importantly, I felt good the entire day (I did switch to a driving cart on the back nine) and was able to have fun instead of wincing in pain after every shot. And my attitude that day was stellar! Since then I have taken to mixing the bowls I smoke with one-half cannabis flower and one half CBG flower. Not only am I smoking one-half of the amount of THC I was previously, but I am getting probably double the benefit in terms of the effects. It is almost a mind-f*!# in how well it works! I can’t claim any science here. I do know that I always have this overwhelming feeling of goodness, both physically and mentally, after a session that includes CBG flower.
It is the Feel Good Flower!