Exploring the Benefits of Minor Cannabinoids: CBG, CBC, and CBN

February 22, 2023

Beyond the popularly known cannabinoids THC and CBD, there are over 100 minor ones that have yet to receive their deserved attention. To shed some light on these lesser known substances, this article will cover CBG, CBC, and CBN in particular–exploring their potential benefits and recent scientific studies examining how they can help human wellbeing.

What are Minor Cannabinoids?

As the Canadian cannabis industry evolves, scientists and consumers alike are beginning to explore minor cannabinoids - chemical compounds found in small parts of cannabis compared with THC and CBD. Their remarkable potential benefits have ignited a surge of enthusiasm surrounding these miniscule yet powerful molecules. Even so, we must remain mindful that any substance carries its own risks as well.

The Entourage Effect of Minor Cannabinoids

There is an ever-growing consensus that the entourage effect of cannabis, with its combination of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids working synergistically to augment or temper the effects of THC and CBD, could offer tremendous therapeutic potential. Although more studies are needed to confirm this theory, many scientists now believe that cannabis products could provide significant health benefits because of the potent interplay between these components.

How do Minor Cannabinoids Work?

When we consume cannabis, its cannabinoids attach to cannabinoid receptors in our bodies known as CB1 and CB2, stimulating the results that may be felt. Secondary cannabinoids such as CBC, CBG, and CBN have specific connections with the human body, which might provide potential treatment for a wide range of conditions.

CBG: Potential Benefits and Uses

Recent studies suggest that cannabigerol (CBG) has a unique relationship with the human body, affecting our adrenergic and serotonin receptors. What’s more astonishing is its potential to alleviate neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and even inflammatory bowel diseases! Therefore, research into CBG continues in hopes of providing a breakthrough for those affected by these conditions. Researchers are currently investigating the potential antibacterial benefits of CBG, which have already shown positive results in combating staphylococcus aureus; bacteria responsible for conditions such as atopic dermatitis and food poisoning. Not to mention, this cannabinoid is non-intoxicating!

CBC: Potential Benefits and Uses

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a lesser-known cannabinoid that has not yet been thoroughly studied. However, some research done on CBC suggests it may have the ability to provide anti-inflammatory relief and even potentially treat ileitis related to Crohn’s disease or inhibit cell growth in certain cancer lines. Despite this potential, more studies need to be conducted before any definitive results can be drawn from these experiments.

CBN: Potential Benefits and Uses

Cannabinol (CBN) is an under-explored cannabinoid that does not have psychoactive properties. As cannabis ages, the level of CBN rises and researchers are looking into its potential to help people rest or unwind. Therefore, it could be a powerful sleep aid for those who need it most!

Research on Minor Cannabinoids Continues

As the global research community continues to uncover more details regarding the potential advantages and risks of minor cannabinoids when consumed solo or collectively, Licensed Producers and growers have taken notice. Some are now offering edibles, topicals, oils, and flower that clearly denote CBG, CBC & CBN in their titles and on labels for consumers’ ease of understanding.


To summarize, minor cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC and CBN have displayed promise in terms of delivering anti-inflammatory relief, treating neurological issues, regulating sleep quality and promoting relaxation. Nevertheless, further research is required to gain a thorough understanding of the substances and their impacts on human beings. As cannabis progresses into an ever-growing industry sector; it’s likely that these small cannabinoids will become increasingly prevalent within the wellness space.

More Information

If you have a question in regards to our selection of  product containing CBG, CBC and CBN or any product in our inventory, please contact us at (905) 713-1000 or info@janescannabis.ca.

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