Are you familiar with CBD? Does CBN speak to you? Here is a short and precise zoom on the molecule of the moment: Cannabinol or CBN.
Short recap: What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a group of chemical substances present in 3 types that activate the cannabinoid receptors present in the human body. There are over a hundred cannabinoids in the Sativa L hemp plant. The 3 types of cannabinoids are: Plant cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids), Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) and Synthetic cannabinoids (not found naturally in plants, laboratory reconstitution) .
What is CBN or Cannabinol?
CBN was the first phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940, 20 years before THC. It was only later that CBN was identified as the degraded version of THC, a little explanation:
As explained Hemp Sativa L contains many Cannabinoids (Phytocannabinoids). Cannabinoids are sensitive to oxidation, temperature variations, the environment etc. The THC contained in the plant is also subject to these variations. When THC oxidizes through too much heat or simply aging it becomes Cannabinol (or CBN). We will therefore find high levels of CBN in older plants. CBN is therefore a non-psychotropic version of THC because it is degraded by oxidation or too much heat.
CBN e-liquid and CBN oils
As well as CBD e-liquids and CBD oils, there may be CBN e-liquids as well as CBN oils. The CBN molecule is rarer and therefore more expensive than the CBD known to the general public, which often influences the price of finished products. We will therefore often find CBN in a Vape Cartridge or in MCT Oil to have a quality product, with a high concentration, but accessible.
CBN is necessarily found in low doses in all our full spectrum e-liquids.