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CBN is a phytocannabinoid that becomes prevalent as the cannabis plant ages. It actually originates from THC, so as your flowers are exposed to the elements (oxygen and heat), THC molecules begin converting into CBN.
Freshly cured buds, the ones that are typically more sought after, are generally very low in cannabinol. Older, dry flower that’s been sitting around for a while will have much higher levels of this cannabinoid. That said, letting your buds dry out until they’re barely desirable is not necessarily the best way to get CBN, although it’s probably the easiest.
CBN can also be manufactured in a lab from THC that’s extracted from fresh cannabis plants. More and more brands are beginning to utilize this compound to create tinctures, edibles, and softgels. There are numerous medical benefits to using CBN, although there is often a lot of false advertising associated with this cannabinoid (more on that later).
Cannabinol has many of the same benefits as CBD and THC, however, it’s believed that CBN might be more effective for treating certain ailments than the aforementioned cannabinoids. They can also be combined for a more potent, entourage effect.
Bear in mind that studies on CBN are very limited, even by industry standards. But since this cannabinoid is non-intoxicating and can be sourced from old cannabis that may not have any other valuable use, it’s an important compound to continue exploring. That said, let’s discuss what the existing research does have to say about it.
Over the next few years, we can expect to learn a lot more about CBN and what kind of impact this cannabinoid will have on human medicine.
If you have heard of CBN already, it’s likely that you’ve seen it promoted as a sleep agent or sedative. I really couldn’t tell you why it’s marketed this way, but research doesn’t seem to fall in line with this particular claim.
“We found that CBN slightly prolongs the sleep time in barbiturate-induced sleep in mice. There is no current information that I am aware of that proves CBN is a sedative, even though it is already being marketed as such,” says Zoe Sigman one of the principal researchers at Project CBD, in an interview with Forbes.
Anyone feeling drowsy after smoking older cannabis is likely feeling this way because of residual amounts of THC remaining in the buds. It’s also possible that CBN and THC have synergistic effects when consumed together, meaning the CBN might actually boost the effects of the lower levels of THC.
There is some confusion about whether or not cannabinol will have intoxicating effects. The answer is; it depends. If you’re consuming products with CBN that has been completely isolated from the other plant compounds, then no, CBN alone won’t get you high. However, when combined the THC, CBN can actually increase the psychoactive effects, making one feel stoned from flowers that might not actually have that much THC anymore.
This is because of a process known as the Entourage Effect. Simply put, the entourage effect refers to the way different compounds in the cannabis plant interact with each other, and thus, how these combinations have different effects on the body.
Within the cannabis plant you will find:
Cannabis has hundreds of different therapeutic compounds, most of which are stripped out when using products that contain cannabinoid isolates. This isn’t to imply that individual cannabinoids aren’t beneficial, because they certainly are; and in specific cases it can be advantageous to treat patients with only one compound. Isolated compounds are also required for use in pharmaceuticals and they’re better for research purposes.
However, there are many instances where a patient could from the synergy of whole plant medicine. The most popular way to reap the benefits of the entourage effect is by simply smoking the buds. However, there are numerous extracts and products on the market thee days that retain a great amount of naturally-occurring compounds.
As a consumer, there are two ways you can get CBN products. First, probably your initial go-to will be to look online for a reliable retailer that sells these kinds of products. There are a few these days, but you’ll have to make sure their products are lab-tested and the company is well-reviewed.
Second, you can set aside a few buds out of your stash next time you re-up and just let nature take its course. At the moment, there’s no established timeline for when your flowers will become CBN-dominant. If it’s gotten to the point that the buds are dry and powdery, and you don’t feel much of a high anymore, it’s safe to wager that you now have CBN flowers.
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