Cannabinol (CBN) is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is a minor cannabinoid, meaning it is typically found in lower concentrations compared to cannabinoids like THC and CBD. CBN is formed through the degradation of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, as a result of exposure to oxygen and light over time.
CBN is non-intoxicating, meaning it does not produce the euphoric “high” associated with THC. While these potential therapeutic effects are promising, further research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms of action and the potential benefits of CBN. Additionally, because CBN is typically found in low concentrations in most cannabis strains, there is ongoing research into extraction and purification techniques to isolate CBN for potential therapeutic use.