Cannabinol: A Complete Guide to CBN for Beginners

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Aaron Cadena

Aaron Cadena

Jan 9 · 1 min read

While CBD and THC generally attract most of the attention when it comes to cannabinoids, there are actually over a hundred others that have been identified in cannabis. One of the most exciting of these fascinating compounds is Cannabinol or CBN.

What Is Cannabinol (CBN)?

When Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) ages, its molecular structure is transformed due to oxidation, and its new form is classified as Cannabinol (CBN).

Because CBN is the byproduct of aged THC, it is generally found in older cannabis plants, although, CBN is also produced within the body as THC is passed through the metabolic process.

Similarly to THC, CBN can stimulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS); however, unlike THC, CBN is only mildly intoxicating and, generally, will not induce euphoric effects on the user.

For this reason, CBN is commonly compared to CBD rather than THC and has become an exciting topic in the realm of cannabinoid research.

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