If you’re here you more than likely are a cannabis consumer and you’ve probably heard everything about its two most popular cannabinoids, THC and CBD. However, these aren’t the only cannabinoids produced by the plant. You’ll also find minor cannabinoids, like CBN (cannabinol), among others.
Throughout the fascinating life span of cannabis growth and cultivation, there are a variety of chemical changes, that brings about the production of different cannabinoids. Like in all living things the compounds found in cannabis are the chemical building blocks that give the plant its unique properties. When it comes to CBN its characteristics develop much later on in the cannabinoid development stages. As cannabis grows, cannabinoids evolve into one another – CBG into CBD and THC, and in the case of CBN, it starts out as THCa. In a process called decarboxylation, where elements such as heat, UV light, and oxygen are exposed to the plant material, chemical changes prompt transitions where THC begins to deteriorate and converts into CBN. It is thought CBN is generally found in the maturing stages of cannabis development, thus why it is often found in higher amounts in old or incorrectly stored cannabis flowers that have been exposed to the elements.
So how exactly does CBN work? Well, like all cannabinoids, it is believed the CBN interacts with the endocannabinoid system. This internal system is responsible for an array of bodily functions – including regulating sleep and immune function. Our bodies are filled with cannabinoid receptors that are ready to receive incoming messages when cannabinoids are introduced to the body. Scientific research suggests that it binds to the CB2 receptor, and in turn promotes a nice sedating effect. This is why we recommend trying something with some of this great cannabinoid in it if you’re looking to get some rest.
Featured in the image is one of our favorites Kiva’s Petra Blackberry CBN mints. For more CBN items available on our menu now click HERE! For CBN percentages on flower products please check with your budtender instore.