CBN, also known as Cannabinol is a psychoactive cannabinoid closely related to THC. Cannabinol has some affinity with CB1 receptors but works most efficiently with CB2 receptors, often working as an immunosuppressant.
This has led many experts to believe that CBN can help with an over functioning immune system, thus beneficial for diseases such as Crohn’s and Arthritis. CBN could be a genuine safer alternative for immunosuppression:
-A 1995 study, indicated that CBN can help induce sleep and lower body temperature, much like THC. The research published suggested CBN as an applicable cannabinoid to assist Insomnia patients.
-In 2008, a study revealed that CBN showed potent activity against a variety of MRSA strains, thus displaying its potential anti-bacterial properties.
Cannabinol is a byproduct of the degradation of cannabis. In other words, CBN tends to be in higher concentrations in medical marijuana that hasn’t been stored properly. This means that to utilise CBN, one must leave the cannabis plant exposed for some period of time, allowing for more cannabinol and therefore, less THC.
Official Research Reports
Antibacterial cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: a structure-activity study. (Giovanni Appendino, Simon Gibbons, Anna Giana, Alberto Pagani, Gianpaolo Grassi, Michael Stavri, Eileen Smith and M. Mukhlesur Rahman, 2008)
Synthesis and pharmacological effects in mice of halogenated cannabinol derivatives. (Yoshida H, Usami N, Ohishi Y, Watanabe K, Yamamoto I, Yoshimura H, 1995)