What is CBN?


CBD, CBG, CBDa, THC, HHC, CBN… with all these cannabinoids, it is easy to lose track of them, but the hemp plant has many more cannabinoids to offer. CBN has gained more popularity lately. Maybe you’ve already heard of it? If not, then this blog article is for you.

What is CBN?

CBN is short for cannabinol and is one of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Although cannabinol was discovered a long time ago, it never really gained much notoriety. In the past, it was even thought to be responsible for the feeling of intoxication. Today, however, we know that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is crucial for an intoxicating cannabis effect.

How is it produced?

Unlike cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN) is not a natural component of the hemp plant, but the result of an oxidation process of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBN is produced when THC is broken down by heat, air and/or light.

Is CBN intoxicating?

Unlike THC, CBN is not psychoactive, which means that it does not lead to intoxication. However, there are indications that CBN could be psychoactive in very large quantities.

Is CBN legal?

Since CBN is a byproduct of THC, the question of its legality arises. However, CBN is legal because it is not listed in the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances.

This means that it is not classified as psychoactive and therefore not subject to the same legal restrictions as THC, which is classified as a controlled substance in many countries due to its psychoactive effects. However, it is important to note that legal regulations regarding CBN can vary by country, and it is always advisable to check the applicable laws and regulations in your region.

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Was ist der Unterschied zu CBD?

CBD, unlike cannabinol, occurs naturally and can be independently grown as an industrial hemp plant. In recent years, CBD has become more and more the focus of research and studied. There are now several studies that shed light on the positive effects of CBD. In addition, there is a wide range of different CBD products available worldwide. Meanwhile, research on cannabinol is still in its infancy. So far, no harmful side effects are known.

Ein paar Studienergebnisse zu CBN

There are studies that show that the cannabinoid has a calming effect that can relieve insomnia. In a study with rats, the use of CBN showed relief from muscle and joint pain. It was also found that pain relief was even better when cannabidiol and cannabinol were taken together.

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