CBN stands for cannabinol, another compound within the cannabis plants. CBN was the first cannabinoid isolated and synthesized by scientists as a byproduct of THC’s degradation. When THC is exposed to heat or oxygen — or when the cannabis plant starts to age — it converts into CBN.
Despite being derived from THC, CBN is much less psychoactive. It won’t get you high in a way that THC does.
When it comes to the effects of CBN on the endocannabinoid system, they are less versatile than many other cannabinoids. However, CBN has been extensively studied as the potential aid for people with sleeping difficulty. Researchers have discovered that CBN is a powerful sedative, comparing its effects with common pharmaceuticals such as diazepam.
Aside from its influence on sleep cycles, CBN has been studied as a possible stimulant for the growth of bone tissue. Research indicates that it may activate stem cells that are involved in the creation of new bone, making it potentially useful for bone degenerative disorders. Additional studies have looked into the painkilling, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsant properties of CBN.