CBD is, of course, one of the most popular plant medicines of our time, and it keeps on growing. However, CBN is a new form of cannabis healing for those of us in non-legal states that rely on products with .3% or less THC. CBN does not come from the same place or extraction process as CBD or CBG, the two more popular cannabis forms. Instead, CBN comes from the oxidization of THC-a, one of the psychoactive components of the plant. This cannabinoid contains about one tenth of the psychoactive properties that THC does, and therefore creates an extremely sedative effect, without the “high” that we experience from marijuana.
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This close relation to THC is also the reason why our body is so responsive to it. Rather than CBD, which primarily bonds to serotonin and nuclear receptors, CBN bonds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are located in the nervous system and the immune system. This strong reaction to the body is almost identical to THC.
CBN is still a new product, and is not as widely available. Recent tests show that dosing CBN is most effective for sedation, stimulating appetite, and working as a natural antibacterial agent. Consumers are using CBN gummies and low strength oil for severe chronic pain management, insomnia, and to treat symptoms of severe anxiety or panic.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, we encourage you to do some research! There are a few small companies that are making CBN oil. Be sure to follow the golden rule of cannabis medicine shopping- look for batch numbers and specific test results. Enjoy exploring the world of natural medicine, and as always, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all questions.