BY MICHELLE ANN RIZZIO
CBN stands for cannabinol and is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid created when THC ages. When THC is heated and oxidized it converts into CBN. When cannabis flower gets older, the effects of CBN (combined with THC) are at its greatest. This is because CBN (combined with THC) creates an extremely sedative state of being. It has been found to not only induce rest, but also prolong sleep. Alongside being a sedative cannabinoid, CBN has also been found to be a very effective antibacterial agent. With this being found, researchers took it to the test in the lab and found that it was extremely resistant against most antibiotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA. This can offer tons of relief in our near future to folks who suffer from these insanely resistant strains of bacteria.
CBN is also fantastic for those with a predisposition to alzheimers, dementia, and other neurodegenerative conditions. It allows a preventative measure by protecting the brain by regenerating and recovering the nervous system on a cellular level. Benefits that CBN also provides alongside being a neuroprotectant are being a seriously powerhouse for anti inflammation. This allows for folks suffering from chronic pain to find fantastic amounts of relief. Relief has been shown in studies on rodents suffering from arthritis.
One can find the effects of CBN through allowing cannabis to age for 6 months to even 4 years!! I’ve met some growers who specifically bury their cannabis to allow it to age for years before unearthing it and using it for their needs. If one doesn’t have the ability to age their cannabis, fantastic alternatives exist in the current market such as Mary’s Medicinals products. They offer CBN transdermal patches and a CBD:CBN tincture. At this time the options are limited, but growing in the current market. If you’re struggling from chronic inflammation, insomnia, issues regarding your nervous system, or even arthritis give it a try and see how it works for you. Don’t forget to document your results for yourself so you can look back and see how it shifted your health.