Why CBN is Making Waves in the Cannabis Industry

You’ve likely heard of CBD, but have you ever heard of CBN? The two are quite different, despite producing some of the same benefits. Read through this guide to learn more and browse some recommendations for products you may want to try for yourself! 

Where does CBN come from?

So what is CBN and where does it come from? CBN or ‘cannabinol’ is a compound that is derived from THC. It is a cannabinoid that is created when THC ages, which means it is primarily found in older cannabis. To some people, this may make the product unattractive, however, CBN can be simply understood as a more mild version of THC. In fact, it’s only about 25% as effective as THC.

What’s the difference between CBD and CBN?

The main difference between CBD and CBN is that while CBD is entirely non-psychoactive, CBN has been proven to produce mild psychoactive reactions in larger doses. CBD exists independently from THC in the cannabis plant, while CBN exists within it.

CBD is also much more widely available than CBN and is found in all different types of products such as shampoos, oils, chocolates, and creams. Though there has not been much research done on CBN yet, it is slowly growing in popularity for its potential benefits as a sleep aid and pain reliever.

What are the potential benefits of CBN?

Research on CBN is still quite limited, however, early studies have shown it may be an effective sleep aid. Along the same lines of acting as a mild sedative, CBN has the potential to be used for the relief of anxiety and pain. In a study, it was concluded that CBN was able to relieve painful symptoms of fibromyalgia and TMJ. CBN was also found to be a successful antibacterial agent when tested in a lab setting.

Another potential characteristic of CBN is that it may help bring back someone’s appetite. Though this heightened appetite is sometimes seen as a negative side-effect of cannabis, for people with certain illnesses, this can be extremely beneficial. Due to the lack of research done on CBN so far, no benefits can be guaranteed.

How is CBN experienced?

CBN can be consumed in a few different ways, even though it is not yet as widely available as CBD. CBN is currently available in the form of oils, tinctures, capsules, vape pens, tea bags, and CBN isolate.  It is refined until the result is a flavourless, odourless CBN concentration of over 99%.

Recommended CBN products

It’s important to keep in mind that because we all have such unique physiology, we will have different reactions to the terpenes and cannabinoids found in cannabis products. With that in mind, we’ve collected a few top-quality CBN products for you to explore!

Renew CBN Oil from SOLEI

Renew CBN Oil from SOLEI

Renew CBN Oil from SOLEI is perfectly balanced with MCT oil to create just the right dose of THC and CBN. With a mild dose of 10mg of THC and 10mg of CBN per millilitre, this can be a great addition to your nighttime routine. Terpenes have been removed to create a tasteless, odourless experience. 

Wana Quick Midnight Berry Gummies

Wana Quick Midnight Berry Gummies are a blend of 5mg CBN, 10mg CBD, and 2mg THC. These gummies have a delightfully sweet berry flavour and are enhanced with over 30 types of terpenes. Since they have a calming effect, they are recommended for nighttime use. They are also made with pectin so they are vegan and gluten-free. 

Wana Quick Midnight Berry Gummies

Wana Quick Midnight Berry Gummies are a blend of 5mg CBN, 10mg CBD, and 2mg THC. These gummies have a delightfully sweet berry flavour and are enhanced with over 30 types of terpenes. Since they have a calming effect, they are recommended for nighttime use. They are also made with pectin so they are vegan and gluten-free. 

Wyld Real Fruit Elderberry Soft Chews

Wyld Real Fruit Elderberry Soft Chews are indica gummies with a blend of 2.5mg CBN, and 5mg THC. The gummies contain real fruit and botanical terpenes for an eco-conscious, effective, and delicious product. Wyld uses compostable packaging and carbon neutral manufacturing, which has helped them achieve their Climate Neutral Certification.

Though there is still a lot of research to be done on CBN, current information is suggesting it could be an effective product to treat various types of pain and anxiety, and potentially even be effective as a sleep-aid. 

Want to learn more about CBN? Visit us in store at our Nanaimo or Langford location to get more recommendations and information from our experienced team at Flight! 

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