As I'm sure you know by now, the CBD industry is exploding, largely popularized by its health-inducing benefits - often referred to as the "entourage effect". If you are unfamiliar with the entourage effectwe encourage you to read our previous posts going a little more in-depth, but the short answer is, all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant working together to create synergy throughout your body. With over 100 cannabinoids found within the plant, CBD and THC are the most researched and well known, however, there are some other major players.
One cannabinoid that is gaining attention and thought to be the next "big thing" is CBG. CBG is known to have some incredible health and medicinal benefits - some being the prevention of brain deterioration and anti-inflammatory properties. But even beyond the medical potential, this particular compound has the ability to mutate into other cannabinoids found in the plant such as CBD and THC. This allows the industry a huge advantage if the decision was made to farm CBG-rich plants on a massive scale, by cultivating this specific strand you could create the right synthase (the combing of molecules) to form THC, CBD, CBC etc. making it easy to produce specific variations of hemp oil using CBG's unique abilities to treat specific ailments.
As far as legality goes, CBG does have the ability to morph into THC, however, there are specific CBG farms in Oregon that have created a paten-pending strain that contain a 99.5% cannabinoid profile. In other words, this is essentially eliminating THC from this particular strain (less than .03%), and this CBG heavy product is legally allowed to cross state lines.