What is CBN?
CBN, also known as Cannabinol, was the first cannabinoid to be isolated from the Cannabis plant. It was likely created by accident due to poor conditions of the Cannabis plant as well as oxidation of the THC. It was discovered by Wood, Spivey, & Easterfield in 1899.
What are the effects of CBN?
It is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is well known for its effects in ability to help people with relaxation and some say it can help with sleep. We’ve also heard from customer feedback that CBN has been known to be an aid against inflammation and assist with appetite stimulation. CBN is considered to be the cannabinoid that is created when THC oxidizes or degrades. CBN was even tested as an antibiotic against certain strains of MRSA and it proved to be beneficial. (source if needed) Although CBN is psychoactive, it is considered to be less psychoactive than THC. The benefit of its lower psychoactivity is a good thing for people who cannot intake THC due to its effects being too strong or intense. It has also been said that CBN can aid in issues with anxiety. Please remember each individual's endocannabinoid system does work differently. After ingesting a capsule, it may take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to feel any effects.
Is it safe?
CBN is safe as long as it has been extracted correctly. CBN can be isomerized from CBD isolate, unlike other cannabinoids. Minute amounts of CBN can also be found in both the Hemp and Cannabis plants. One of the most important things to remember before intaking any cannabinoids is to make sure they are purchased from a reputable source that includes lab results. All of our products include lab results from a third party that quantifies our findings in our products. These labs are available on our website as well as on the scannable QR code.
Will it make you fail a drug test?
CBN will make you fail a drug test due to the fact it is an isomer of THC. If you do intake CBN, it can stay in your system for up to three months depending on factors like your endocannabinoid system and body fat. We do not recommend operating heavy machinery or driving under the influence of CBN (Cannabinol) as this cannabinoid is considered to be psychoactive.
CBN vs THC
CBN works similarly to THC in regards to the CB1 receptors. They both bind to the receptors, however, CBN is considered less potent than THC so the effects may not hit you as hard. When intaken together, the effects can work THC is also more abundant in the hemp plant as well as Cannabis. CBN actually has a synergistic effect with THC. Since they both act on the same CB1 receptors some of the effects of the two cannabinoids can be amplified. This further continues with other cannabinoids causing the “Entourage Effect” where the cannabinoids work together for certain effects to happen. Is it legal?
CBN is 100% legal according to the 2018 Farm Bill That act defines hemp as: “All derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.” These regulations change on a regular basis, so we do recommend checking with your state's current guidelines before purchasing. Again, we would like to reiterate the importance of lab testing to ensure the CBN you are receiving is compliant.