CBN-O vs CBN

What is CBN-O?

Cannabiorcol-C1, Cannabinol-C1 (CBN-C1), or CBN-O-acetate, are all names for the singular cannabinoid known as CBN-O, a phytocannabinoid belonging to the CBN family of cannabinoids, which are known to have a lower affinity for CB1, and a higher affinity for CB2, making them perfect candidates for therapeutic research. 

How is CBN-O different from CBN?

These two homologues may appear similar at first glance, but they are actually quite different. Cannabinol (CBN) is also known as Cannabinol-C5, with the major distinction from Cannabinol-C1 (CBN-O) being a change in the phenol group attachment. In short, this difference means that CBN-O is more potent than CBN, but maintains a similar effect profile. It’s not yet quantitatively known how CBN-O compares to CBN in terms of receptor affinity, but it’s reported to be several times more potent.

What can I expect from CBN-O?

CBN-O has a more intoxicating and psychoactive effect than CBN. Due to the higher potency, it’s important to start low with CBN-O until you know how it will affect you. Higher potency cannabinoids such as CBN-O mean that most people are able to use less to achieve a similar effect. Cannabinoids always have a degree of subjectivity. If you use CBN-O, you can expect effects such as: relaxation, sedation, pain relief, and the occasional nap.

How is CBN-O different from pharmaceuticals?

Pharmaceuticals like benzodiazepines and sleep aids can be overly powerful. Some have a ‘hangover effect’ or cause parasomniac side effects like sleepwalking. They also have the potential to cause physical dependency, and can even result in overdose. Comparatively, CBN-O has never been shown to cause these issues. Although CBN-O has not been approved by the FDA to treat any illness or medical condition, there are many phytocannabinoids, such as CBN-O, that are currently being researched as an effective alternative to many issues that are currently being treated with prescription medications. 

Where should I buy my CBN-O?

If you’ve decided to purchase CBN-O, you should ensure that you purchase a pure and unadulterated product. CBN-O that is made from cheap or low quality hemp, or synthesized improperly, can contain unwanted byproducts that are unsafe to consume. You can keep yourself safe from these risks by ensuring that any CBN-O you purchase is sold with a COA (Certificate of Analysis) which displays full panel labs from a third party testing facility. You can find the COA by clicking on the product page. Buying products with full panel labs will also prevent you from buying any products which are not compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill, which requires hemp products to have less than 0.3% total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Know your CBN-O

Other than purchasing a high quality product, you want to make sure that you are able to identify the product that’s right for you. If you want high purity CBN-O, or enjoy making your own products at home, then you should look for CBN-O isolate or distillate. Isolate appears as a white crystalline powder, while distillate is a thick, transparent goo with a color that ranges from clear to amber depending on the level of oxidation. If you want to purchase ready-made edibles, look for organic hemp products which are produced using environmentally conscious methods. Edibles should be properly stored and checked for signs of mold or spoilage before consumption. Some edibles or blends may contain multiple cannabinoids, which will have a different effect than CBN-O alone.

Who is CBN-O for?

It’s hard to know whether or not a cannabinoid is suited for you until you try it. Those who enjoy CBN, or are interested in a CBN-like experience, will likely find they enjoy the potent and calming effect of CBN-O. In the end, it is up to you to decide whether or not to use CBN-O. It’s recommended to avoid using CBN-O if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have a serious health condition that may be exacerbated by the use of CBN-O.

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