The cannabis plant seems to provide many benefits other than gracing our lives with CBD. With the rise in CBD also comes the curiosity surrounding the other potential advantages of the cannabis, and lo and behold, our favorite little green plant does not disappoint!
There are more than a hundred compounds found in cannabis, CBN included
Perhaps the most popular is THC (Tetrahydrocannibinol), which is the chemical that causes marijuana’s psychological effects. In close second place is CBD(Cannibidiol), which you should already know about because we talk about it a lot. Like a lot, a lot. But another compound found in the plant is what’s called CBN (also known as Cannabinol), and its origin is much less glamourous than how THC and CBD were discovered. CBN essentially comes from stale cannabis and broken down THC molecules. A live and growing plant doesn’t actually contain any CBN – it’s formed after THC ages and is exposed to UV light. After a couple of weeks and the breakdown of raw cannabis acids, CBN is produced naturally.
Doesn’t sound too impressive, right? Well, its effects are actually pretty neat.
Calm Blissful Night
What we do know from a couple of different studies is that CBN has a street name, also known as Calm Blissful Night. Studies suggest that CBN may help to promote a better sleep pattern in some users, hence the cute name, and that it may possibly be the most sedative of all cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It also mirrors some similarities to CBD in that it may be anti-inflammatory and may promote pain relief. Not too bad for something found in decomposed THC!
Now, it’s important to state: there has not been much research done on CBN, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not legit. In fact, some studies have been done using lab rats, however we’re still waiting for safe and effective ways of therapy to completely utilize this new and interesting compound. We are excited to learn more about CBN when the time does come and hopefully expand our options when it comes to using Mother Nature’s own products.
Moral of the blog: Don’t judge a book by its cover. One man’s garbage weed may be another man’s peaceful night of sleep.
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