CBN Is The Next Big Thing

Sleepy Time Cannabinoid + More – CBN Is The Next Big Thing


There are between 80-100 various cannabinoids to be found locked within the compounds of the awe inspiring cannabis plant. We know Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for most of the psychoactive effects bought on by the consumption of cannabis. However, there is new star emerging, and that is Cannabinol (CBN). Despite it being discovered in 1896, CBN is beginning to be a highly sought after supplement.

Will It Make Me Feel High?

CBN is referred to as a “mild psychoactive cannabinoid”. Both the CB1 and CB2 receptors interact with CBN, however it binds mostly with the CB2 receptor. It was the first cannabinoid to be extracted in the early 1930s by British chemist, Robert Sidney Cahn.

CBN is found as cannabis flower “ages”. THC degrades into CBN, making it more prevalent in flower not so fresh from the stock. CBN can also be brought about by exposing your flower to low heat for a period.

CBN’s Claim To Fame

The effect most associated with CBN is sleepiness. CBN has come to be known amongst many as the “sleepy cannabinoid”. When combined with THC, the entourage effect comes into play, and sleep becomes just a few sheep away. Depending on how you choose to consume CBN will affect how long before the sandman pays you a visit. More on that later.

Scientific studies on CBN are still in their infancy, therefore, we do not have precise answers on the “how”, but the anecdotal evidence is undeniable. Moreover, according to early tests, 5mg of CBN is as effective as a 10mg dose of Diazepam, but without the aftereffects commonly experienced with pharmaceutical sedatives.


Uses For Pain Relief

Current research shows CBN interacts with the neurons involved in pain signaling and perception. Meaning, CBN can also be beneficial for pain relief.

Antibiotic Properties

Other studies have shown its effectiveness on treating MRSA, an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria. MRSA is becoming more resistant to traditional antibiotics, but early research shows promise of CBN’s antimicrobial properties helping in the fight against antibiotic resistance.


There are few studies done on CBN in humans, most of the research is being done on mice, unfortunately. Currently, there are studies being done on mice regarding CBN acting as an anti-convulsant. The studies are promising, and the effect is even greater when CBN is combined with other cannabinoids, reinforcing the theory of the entourage effect.

Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Cannabinoids are commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions such as Chron’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. A study on mice and CBN showed that it can decrease allergen induced mucus production.

CBN as Appetite Stimulant

Appetite loss is generally combined with other health concerns and can lead to exacerbation of those concerns. CBN unlike its counterpart CBD, can stimulate an individual’s appetite. CBN is suggested for cancer patients who are struggling to eat because of the effects of chemotherapy.

Cancer Cell Reduction

Early research shows promise in CBN treating certain types of cancer. CBN can inhibit and stop cancer cell growth. CBN alongside other cannabinoids were found to reduce the size of tumors found in certain types of lung cancer.

Treatment For Eye Health

CBN is also showing promise of being a neuroprotective component, which is responsible for keeping the neurons in the back of the eye healthy. Eye drop therapies made with CBN are currently being developed to treat glaucoma.

Supports Bone Health

CBN has been shown to activate stem cells in bones to create new bone cells. It may also be helpful in bone loss reduction, making it a wonderful supplement for those suffering from osteoporosis.

Skin Health / Psoriasis Treatment

CBN can also be used topically as a psoriasis treatment by reducing skin cell overgrowth. Moreover, CBN is much more permeable across the transdermal barrier than THC.

Possible ALS Treatment

We know CBN is being studied as a neuroprotectant; a study has shown positive results in treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). CBN was shown to delay the onset of ALS. These studies have not been done on humans, but hopefully in time there will be some solid answers on using CBN along with other cannabinoids and their uses as therapy for this and other health concerns.

Find CBN Infused Gummies At ANC

Our house brand Yummy Gummy has created a fully infused CBN gummy. You have two options for these little peace sign circles of sleep; with or without melatonin.  The melatonin is a great option for those who just need a little help getting to sleep, the CBN and the THC will keep you that way. The Yummy Gummy CBN infused gummies come in 100mg recreationally friendly bags. Each bag has 10 gummies with each gummy having 10mg of THC, 5mg of CBN and 1.5mg of melatonin (if you choose the melatonin option). Typical onset time for these gummies are roughly 30 minutes. Onset times can vary based on how much food is in your stomach and how hydrated you are prior to consumption.

Other Possible Consumption Methods

CBN isolates and tinctures are also available on the market but are much more challenging to find. However, a simple Google search returns some local options.

Drug Tests & CBN

CBN generally will not show up on a drug test, unless it is being used in conjunction with THC. However, unless it is a CBN isolate, there is a good chance for trace amounts of THC, which will turn a drug test positive for THC. Remember, CBN comes from the degradation of THC.

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