Cannabinoid Clinic: CBN
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CBN molecular structure
What is CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is the result of CBNA, the acidic precursor for this important cannabinoid. It is considered a minor cannabinoid because it is typically available in relatively low volumes compared to major cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabiol (THC) (under one percent).
Mildly psychoactive, CBN may help patients suffering from a range of conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and pain.
Only mildly psychoactive (about 25 percent of the potency of delta-9 THC), CBN may help patients suffering from a range of conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and pain. CBN has the distinction of having been the first cannabinoid to be identified and chemically isolated from the cannabis plant in 1896 by a group of British chemists.
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