Usually, people just know about two compounds from the cannabis plant, i.e., THC and CBD. THC is notorious for its intoxicating effects, while CBD is gaining popularity for several reasons It doesn’t get you high, relieves you from anxiety, depression, and pain. Undoubtedly, CBD is the most famous cannabinoid this time, but another cannabinoid is also gaining popularity, i.e., cannabinol, or CBN. Still, many people are unaware of CBN and who are aware still don’t know much about the CBN effects.
Furthermore, some people consider CBD and CBN similar as both come from the cannabis plant.
Does CBN Get You High?
You may be wondering that like THC, Does CBN Get You High? to know the answer, let’s dive into a bit depth. CBN is just like hundreds of cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Like THC and CBD, it also has some unique properties.
CBN was the first naturally occurring cannabinoid which was isolated in its purest form. Initially, many people thought that it was CBN that caused high, but later it was THC. THC is known for its intoxicating effects as it makes you high.
Later it was also discovered that CBN is the by-product of THC. It means that when THC is exposed to heat, sunlight, or other natural factors, it breaks into CBN. So it’s not the genetic makeup of plants that produce CBN, actually, natural factors and exposure to heat and light determine the level of CBN. Usually, unstored old buds have more CBN due to more exposure to the natural environment. Fresh and properly stored buds may have a lower concentration of CBN.
Like THC and CBD, we don’t know much about the effects of CBN. Many people think that CBN has intoxicating effects like THC. Actually, in small quantity, CBN does not show any intoxicating effects. You need a very large dosage of CBN to feel any kind of intoxication. Actually, CBN is also famous as a sleep cannabinoid due to its sedative effects. Yes, CBN can make you sleep like other cannabinoids; it also affects your nervous system.
Taking up to five mg. of CBN has a similar effect to taking a moderate dose of any other sleeping pill. According to some studies, CBN alone or combined with CBD is relay helpful in treating insomnia. People share the positive experience regarding their sleep after using CBN isolate. According to some people, CBN and CBD in the combined form are more effective in treating insomnia and managing sleep issues.
CBN is under research cannabinoids as there is limited research evidence that shows that CBN has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. There is one study on rats that prove that CBN can prolong sleep time.
The Legal Status of CBN
The legal status of CBN is shady because it is not listed under the federal Controlled Substances Act. On the other hand, marijuana and all its derivative are under the control list. In some states, it is legal if derived from hemp as all hemp products with less than 0.3 percent THC are legal. On the other hand, many people claim that.
CBN comes from the degradation of THC, so it is illegal. Moreover, every state has different laws and regulations regarding CBD and CBN. It is necessary to go through the state laws by making any purchase regarding CBN. Furthermore, there is a need for more proper legislation regarding CBN to explore its true potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Following are some FAQs that will be helpful in clearing your doubts and confusion regarding CBN:
- Why Don’t Markets Have Any High CBN Strain?
It’s not genetics but external factors which decide the concentration of CBN in plants or buds. CBN is a by-product of THC, or you can say that THC’s oxidization produces CBN, so that’s why markets still don’t have any high CBN strain in the market. The oldest buds have more concentration of CBN as compared to new buds or properly stored buds.
- Can CBN Make You Sleepy?
Yes, it is true; CBN is well known as sleeping cannabis too. That is the reason when people smoke old cannabis; they feel tired and sleepy. Old cannabis usually has CBN in large quantities, so people feel dizziness and calm.
- Do CBN Has Anti-Bacterial Properties?
CBN is under research for its anti-bacterial properties. A Canadian company is also trying to introduce a skin cream having CBN to create rare skin disease. There is great potential in CBN like other cannabinoids, so there is a need for extensive research and human clinical trials.
- Does CBN Affect Appetite?
Yes, it can stimulate the appetite in some cases, but further, it depends upon the individual’s metabolism. Everybody is different, so their systems react differently to CBN. There is also a chance that it doesn’t affect the appétit at all in some people.
- Do CBN And CBD Have Similar Effects?
Many people are still confused between CBD and CBN. Both are different cannabinoids, so their effects are also different CBD can cause alertness while CBN can make you sleepy. On the other hand, CBD can suppress hunger, while CBN can stimulate appetite. Both are also similar in some ways as both are intoxicating and pain relievers.
Wrapping Up The Things
Like CBD, surely CBN also has many potential health benefits. There is still less research regarding CBN and its potential health benefits. CBN is under-researched, but many companies are also trying to introduce exclusive CBN products. Currently available products are a mixture of CBD, CBN, and other ingredients.
Most CBN studies are on rats, and only a few are on humans, so there is a need for more research on human and clinical trials to test its potential benefits and effects. Moreover, if you are trying to use any hybrid product (CBD plus CBN) to treat any health issue, then you must consult your doctor to stay on the safer side.