CBN - Cannabinol


CBN is one of the components of the cannabis plant; it is a weak psychoactive cannabinoid found in low concentrations in the plant.

To date, a number of studies indicate that there are unique medicinal benefits to CBN such as anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, calming, sedating, appetite stimulating, and promoting bone cell growth (and being examined as a treatment of Osteoporosis). Apparently CBN is involved in the formation of skin cells and thus may help future treatment of skin diseases and symptoms such as Psoriasis. In addition, it is known to cause dizziness, lethargy and confusion.

CBN is not naturally synthesized by the plant but rather a break down product or metabolite of THC. The cannabinol cannabinoid is produced and increases in concentration over time and with exposure to light or heat.