CBN: Stale THC Helps Patients Sleep

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Photo Credit: Whaxy

There are over 111 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Everyone tends to know about the most popular cannabinoids, THC and CBD, but there are so many others that are left relatively unknown. Thanks to Whaxy, we get to learn more about these mysterious cannabinoids through various cannabinoid and terpene feature articles. Today we will be highlighting the cannabinoid cannabinol (CBN), which is best known for its use as a sleep aid.

CBN does not have as strong of a psychoactive effect as THC, but it can cause one to feel groggy, dizzy, and confused. This may not sound appealing, but it's these effects that allow it to act as a sleep aid or a replacement for pharmaceutical sedatives when used in high doses. CBN also acts as an analgesic or painkiller, an anti-convulsive, an anti-inflammatory, an antibacterial agent, and a regulator of the immune system. The cannabinoid is especially effective in combatting diseases like Crohn's disease, glaucoma, seizure disorders, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's disease, and neurological disorders. 

To learn more about cannabinol, read the full feature on Whaxy