CBD and CBN are two cannabinoids of the hemp plant. The names suggest great similarities, but in fact there are great differences. In our article we dive into the fascinating world of cannabinoids and explain what CBN oil is and how CBN and CBD differ.
What does CBN stand for?
CBN stands for Cannabinol. Although THC and CBD are more widely known, CBN was the first cannabinoid to be isolated in its pure form in 1896. It was originally thought that CBN was responsible for the intoxicating sensation of the cannabis plant. Only later did researchers find out that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the decisive cannabinoid for the intoxicating cannabis effect.
What is CBN oil and how does it work?
CBN is an oxidation product of THC. This means that THC slowly turns into CBN when exposed to heat and light. Therefore, old and non-refrigerated cannabis extracts or plants usually have particularly high CBN concentrations. The CBN content in cannabis is therefore not controlled by genetic factors of the plant, but by environmental factors. CBN oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of these CBN-rich hemp plants.
CBD and CBN have no intoxicating effect. Why does THC make you high and CBD or CBN does not? Because THC interacts with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in different ways. These receptors are located in the central nervous system and throughout the body. The feeling of high is mainly caused by THC binding to the CB1 receptors and activating them. CBN also binds to CB1 receptors, but only with about a tenth of the strength of THC. Learn the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil.
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