Recently, we knew relatively little about the compounds in the hemp plant because of probation on marijuana. Since the probation on marijuana was lifted scientists have identified over 100 different cannabinoids and hundreds of other compounds.
CBD and THC have so far been the most popular of the cannabinoids. However, CBN is gaining popularity.
What does CBN stand for?
CBN Stands For “Cannabinol".
CBN is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in the hemp plant. CBN alongside CBD, is grouped among chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Scientists have isolated more than 100 of these compounds in hemp. This cannabinoid isn't created by the hemp plant but is created as a result of processes within the plant.
CBN is actually a by-product of THC content
where it is produced through oxidation, heat and when the plant ages.
How does CBN work?
Humans and some animals have an endocannabinoid system, CBN interacts with receptors within the endocannabinoid system. The receptors send electrical impulses through nerve fibers that travel to other parts of your brain and body.
The endocannabinoid system regulates some of the body’s physiological functioning and responses. The list of signals that CBN unlocks is much shorter than the list that CBD unlocks, but that could be because less is known about CBN. CBN and other cannabinoids have been found to have therapeutic benefits.
Is CBN the same as CBD?
No, CBN and CBD are not the same. Many people may confuse CBN oil and CBD oil because they are both cannabinoids from the hemp plant. They have two very different chemical structures that have their own distinctive properties. They have different therapeutic benefits with some being the same. Knowing these differences helps you choose the best oil for your wellness.
CBN derived from hemp crops with less than 0.3% THC is legal in the United States on a federal level. CBN can be lawfully produced and extracted from hemp under the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (“the 2018 Farm Bill”). The bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 definition of marijuana. Hemp is now defined as: Cannabis sativa L.
There is no distinction between any part of that plant including the seeds, fibers, all derivatives, extracts and cannabinoids. The delta-9 THC concentration cannot be more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Also, manufacturers and sellers cannot make unapproved health claims.
Does CBN get you high?
Mostly not, CBN is barely psychoactive. Research claims that the effects are so mild, they’re basically non-existent. CBN can only cause a high if ingested in very large doses. THC is the cannabinoid that creates a euphoric, psychoactive high that’s marijuana’s most well-known for.
Why is CBN so expensive?
There are two main reasons for this. First, CBN products are expensive because they are found in nature in very small quantities. CBN is not produced directly by the hemp plant but is produced when the plant ages. As a result, CBN content is not as high as other cannabinoids.
Second, CBN tends to cost more because it's difficult to extract. CBN producers need to isolate the cannabinoid during the extraction process and that process can be more arduous than simply isolating other cannabinoids. The most abundant cannabinoids are CBD and THC.
Does CBD turn to CBN?
No, CBN is the result of degraded THC, meaning that the compound is found in aged hemp plants. As hemp is exposed to light and oxidation, the THC in the plant starts breaking down into CBN.
If you are looking to increase the amount of CBN in your hemp plant, let your hemp plant age. Controlling and adjusting environmental factors will play a role in the amount of CBN. Place the plant in direct sunlight where it can get plenty of air and heat will increase the amount of CBN.
Where can I find my CBN?
Up until lately, only the two popular cannabinoids were being isolated and extracted and CBN was only found in small quantities in the hemp plant. The typical hemp plant has 1 percent or less CBN. Now, less common cannabinoids like CBN, CBG and delta 8 are starting to be isolated and extracted.
Here at Leaftonics we offer a wide range of CBN products.
CBN is a minor cannabinoid found in the hemp plant in small quantities. It's more expensive than CBD because it’s difficult for scientists to extract large amounts of CBN from the hemp plant because of the smaller quantity. CBN mostly won't get you high unless you can a very large volume.