What is Cannabinol (CBN)?
Cannabinol (CBN) is a unique compound found in marijuana plants and is attracting growing interest in the medical community. Unlike THC, CBN does not produce any psychoactive effects, making it an attractive option for those seeking the medicinal benefits of marijuana without the mind-altering effects.
What are the Benefits of CBN?
CBN has been shown to have a range of therapeutic benefits, including pain relief, insomnia treatment, convulsion reduction, anti-inflammatory effects, appetite stimulation, bone growth promotion, and antibacterial properties. CBN has been found to be more effective than diazepam, a sedative commonly used for insomnia treatment, with just 5 milligrams of CBN being as effective as double that dose of diazepam.
Is CBN Psychoactive?
No, CBN does not have significant psychoactive effects, making it a safe option for those who need to medicate with marijuana but also need to maintain clarity during treatment.
Where does CBN come from?
CBN is primarily found in indica strains of marijuana and is a result of the degradation of THC. When THC oxidizes due to heat or exposure to oxygen, it transforms into CBN. This process can occur through heating the product or through poor storage of marijuana. Marijuana products with high THC content will eventually convert the THC into CBN if left out or not cured properly.
The Future of CBN
As knowledge of CBN and other cannabinoids continues to grow, it is expected that products with high levels of CBN will become more widely available. These products may include oils, capsules, edibles, and patches, and will likely become easier to acquire as research and understanding of CBN continue to advance.