What is CBN (Cannabinol)?
CBN is another cannabinoid that is created with THC is broken down. It has mild psychoactive effects while not producing the high of delta-9 THC.
Learn about other cannabinoids on by checking out our Cannabinoids Dictionary page.
One of the major cannabinoids
CBN, or cannabinol, is one of the “big six” cannabinoids and was the very first to be discovered by scientists. Believe it or not, it was identified over 125 years ago, in 1896. In spite of its incredibly early discovery when compared to most other cannabinoids, research into CBN has only picked up relatively recently.
However, the psychoactive effects of the cannabinoid are still incredibly mild, so they ultimately fall into the same category as the other non-intoxicating cannabinoids.
CBN is an interesting cannabinoid because it doesn’t stem from cannabigerol acid, and it actually doesn’t even exist in the cannabis plant until the plant has aged a bit.
This delay occurs because CBN is the result of the oxidation process on THC. Older cannabis may not seem all that enticing to most, but if you’re looking to enjoy the potential medicinal benefits of CBN, then you’ll find it in abundance in aged pot.
CBN and Sleep
CBN has been touted as a powerful sleep aid, but there are studies that contradict these claims.
However, it is believed that the cannabinoid may help with sleep issues when taken in tandem with other cannabinoids thanks to the entourage effect, which is a phenomenon where multiple cannabinoids consumed at once can amplify the effects of one another and even produce unique effects.
The various potential medical benefits CBN is believed to provide include appetite stimulation, anti-inflammatory properties, relief from glaucoma symptoms, neuroprotectant properties, and antibacterial properties.
How to Get the Best Benefits from CBN
You are able to get the full benefits of CBN with you take it combined with full spectrum CBD due to the other cannabinoids that are included (CBG, THC, etc.) as well as the plant nutrients such as cannaflavins and terpenes.