CBN – Cannabinol
What is Cannabinol?
Cannabinol, or CBN, is a cannabinoid found within marijuana plants that operates with cannabinoid receptors in the body to help heal and repair a variety of ailments. It is found in very small traces naturally within marijuana, but is a byproduct of THC and can be created by oxidizing THC. There are several ways to get CBN extracts, with the most common to allow marijuana to over cure, allowing for THC to be converted into CBN. It is most commonly found in higher amounts within indica strains.
How does Cannabinol Work?
CBN interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors in order to create a drowsy, no psychotic effect. CBN is especially effective for those with insomnia and other sleep related illnesses. Compared to other cannabinoids, CBN is most closely related to CBD (cannabidiol).
What Ailments Does CBN Treat?
CBN has proven to be effective for quite a few ailments, and has shown promising signs in the treatment of others. The most common uses for CBN are sleep related illnesses. However, CBN is also effective for the following ailments:
· General pain relief
· Anorexia and other eating disorders
o Especially effective against MRSA
· Burns(applied topically)
· Bone cell growth
o Triggers stem cells within bones
CBD is showing to be an extremely unique cannabinoid, considering that while it does treat certain ailments that other cannabinoids do, it has unique qualities that others do not possess. The treatment of psoriasis, asthma and promoting bone cell growth are quite unique and make this a fascinating cannabinoid.
Where can I Find CBN?
While CBN does occur naturally in cannabis, it generally only makes up less than 1% of the plant itself. The best way to get CBN from marijuana is to let your buds cure for an extended amount of time, as THC when it is oxidized will turn into CBN. If you do not prefer to smoke overly cured marijuana or are looking to avoid THC, CBN can be purchased in edible form, oil extract, as a tincture, or as wax or shatter. Contact your physician or local dispensary in order to find supplements and locations for purchase.