All About 5G Cannabis Strain

5G cannabis strain is an Short Photoperiod Plant dominant strain from Soma Seeds, brought to life by crossing Gelato #45, Gorilla Glue #4, and Girl Scout Cookies. The name is derived from the G’s present in the parents, with Lavender OG being the final parent in this magnificent crossing. When you buy your seeds at Green Nexus, we want you to have the peace of mind that you need. We are providing comprehensive strain profiles to assist you in predicting what you may anticipate. In this article, we’ll examine how 5G affects your endocannabinoid system, we’ll look at some of the anticipated effects as well as the best cultivation practices.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 550 and 660 M2
Indoor Yield (g):
Flowering Time (days): 10 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: End of September or the beginning of October
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week:
Height Indoor (cm):
Height Outdoor (cm):
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 80
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 20
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant Dominant

Growing 5G by Soma Seeds

If you follow the required procedures, growing 5G is rather simple. That being said, Soma Seeds recommends topping 5G plants to create two main colas. The strain will bush out and fill in nicely to cover larger areas. 5G is very good at covering up mistakes, so it may be difficult choosing where you want your plant to focus its energy. If you are looking for an extremely high yielder, however, consider topping 5G plants early on to increase the number of colas. Soma suggests keeping your indoor environment around 70 degrees F during the vegetation cycle, but it can tolerate hotter temperatures.

Soma Seeds recommends planting outside in mid-April for harvest sometime towards the end of September or the beginning of October. Indoor plants will need roughly 10 weeks to reach full maturity. If you decide to grow outside, Soma Seeds suggest planting where the sun will hit 5G for most of the day. The strain is resistant to mold and pests, but it may need assistance in fighting off spider mites. She may produce between 550 and 660 grams per meter squared.

How Does 5G Interact with the Endocannabinoid System

Let’s take a look at the endocannabinoid system and how this strain affects it to better comprehend how it works and what kind of effects it has.

The Basics of the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is complex, but it can be simplified. It is made up of two primary cells: CB1 and CB2 receptors. You should know that there are other types of cannabinoids other than Potency, which you may have heard of including CBD and cannabinol. The Potency in 5G binds to the CB1 receptor creating psychoactive effects, while the CBD interacts with CB2.

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that bind to specific receptors in our body, which can be found all over the central nervous system and in organs like the liver and lungs. They allow communication between cells by sending signals back and forth throughout your entire body at once (Petrocellis et al., 2004).

You may not feel this communication, but it’s happening all the time. When cannabinoids bind to receptors, they begin to affect how your body functions. There’s also evidence that it has an impact on cell development and even regulates hunger, moods, memory retention, reproduction, wakefulness patterns, motor control activities, immune response, pain management, and digestion (Pacher, 2006).

It’s made up of three distinct parts:

Cannabinoid receptors:  Receptors are where the cannabinoids meet to influence any of the above functions. There are two types that have been identified, CB1 and CB2. All cannabinoids, whether they are endocannabinoids (made by your body) or exogenous (synthetic or plant-based), will bind to these receptors.

Endocannabinoids: These are neurotransmitters that are responsible for communication between cells in the body. They’re created when demand is required and break down when no longer needed.

Enzymes: These are the enzymes that aid in the creation and metabolism of endocannabinoids.

The whole system has an impact on a variety of bodily processes, including:

  • Appetite and hunger
  • Mood
  • Fatigue and sleep
  • Inflammation 
  • Immune response

Type of Strain: Long Photoperiod Plant vs Short Photoperiod Plant

5G is a mostly Short Photoperiod Plant variety (80% short photoperiod plant 20% long photoperiod plant) and has qualities that are perfect for relaxing or taking a load off after a long day. The effects are pretty mild, but they’re likely to make you feel euphoric. You may also notice that it provides a tingly sensation that can help with chronic pain. If you are looking for something to help curb your appetite, 5G is not the strain for you.

Phytocannabinoids and 5G Cannabis Strain

Some people are confused about what’s so special about cannabinoids, but it’s actually nothing new. Cannabinoids have been around since the beginning of time! If you’ve ever looked at a pistil closely, you may notice that they are coated in crystals that bind to CB receptors. The endocannabinoid system, which includes two primary cannabinoids: Potency and cannabidiol (CBD), regulates the ECS. (Battista et al., 2013)

Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) is the most abundant cannabinoid in 5G. It has psychoactive, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help with sleep, pain, nausea, appetite regulation, stress reduction, mood elevation, multiple sclerosis symptoms, arthritis symptoms, depression management, and more.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive and is used in treatment for various mental and physical issues, including seizures, insomnia, anxiety, pain management, etc. It’s also used to help with inflammation.

The Terpene Profile: 5G

The chemicals that give cannabis its unique smell are called terpenes. The terpene profile found in 5G  makes it smell earthy, spicy, or sweet. It also makes it taste piney and citrusy. Think of terpenes as the way plants communicate with each other by releasing their aroma into the surrounding air. These aromas are recognized by the brain to provide feedback about its surroundings through scent detection cells located within our noses. Limonene, myrcene, and caryophyllene are the most common terpenes in 5G.

Caryophyllene is also found in black pepper, cloves, rosemary, hops, oregano, basil, lavender, cinnamon leaves, and cacao.  It’s also used to help treat pain management issues including arthritis symptoms. (Blake, 2021)

Myrcene is most commonly found in lemoncannabis, bay laurel leaves, wild thyme, caraway seed, and mango. It has sedative effects that help fight insomnia and reduce stress. (Jansen et al., 2019)

Limonene is most commonly found in juniper trees, but it’s also found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit, rosemary, peppermint leaves, and coriander. It’s known for its antidepressant and stress-relieving properties as well as its ability to improve mood. (Chhikara et al., 2018)

The terpene profile found in 5G makes it perfect for relaxation, stress management, sleep aid, mood elevation, appetite regulation, chronic pain relief, inflammation reduction, and improved quality of life.

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Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator


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