CBN Isolate forms as an oxidation product of Δ9-THC (and comparably CBNA from oxidation of Δ9-THCA) and is typically found in aged Cannabis materials, particularly aged hashish CBN was the first cannabinoid to be identified and isolated from cannabis. This discovery was most likely due to rampant degradation of THC to CBN due to poor quality control, the transportation and storage conditions related to the 19th century; challenges that are still difficult to overcome in existing cannabis products. The most pronounced, characterizing attribute is its sedative effect.
5mg of CBN is as effective as 10mg dose of diazepam, a mild pharmaceutical sedative. It amongst others helps in the following areas. Sleep aid CBN has shown to have sedative properties that could relieve conditions like insomnia. However, more research is required.
Pain Relief In a study of rats, CBN use showed relief in muscle and joint pain conditions like fibromyalgia. The study also noted that pain relief was better when CBD and CBN were used together. Neuroprotective properties One 2005 study found that CBN could help delay the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that affects cells in the brain and the spinal cord. CBN was given in small amounts for a period of 12 weeks. However, more research is required in this area.