Cannabinol (CBN) is one of the 113 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, gaining increasing importance in the fields of cosmetics, food, wellness, and medicine, similar to CBD, THC, or CBG. While much is already known about the effects and properties of CBD, and CBD products are experiencing a true hype, research on CBN is still in its early stages. However, the initial findings on Cannabinol are extremely promising, sparking the interest of experts and leading to an increasing number of planned studies. What exactly is Cannabinol, what effects on the body and mind are currently suspected, and is CBN even legal? We have summarized the current state of knowledge for you.
Is CBN legal in Germany?
Although CBN is formed through non-enzymatic oxidation of THC, it has only very minimal psychoactive effects and is completely legal in Germany.
What about Austria?
Similarly, CBN is completely legal in Austria.
CBN - The New Trend Cannabinoid?
The fact is that all cannabinoids are natural, fat-soluble compounds of the hemp plant. They can interact with our body in various ways through the receptors of the body's endocannabinoid system, which influences a range of biological processes. While the concentration of CBD in the female industrial hemp plant is quite high, it is rather low in CBN and requires very careful extraction.
CBN in Research
Even though research is still in an early stage, according to preliminary reports, the two cannabinoids CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBN (Cannabinol) seem to interact very well and complement each other in their effects. Similar to CBD, CBN is also believed to have therapeutic potential in terms of sleep and pain management. Various studies also suggest that CBN could have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties, and similar to THC, it may stimulate appetite. However, the most striking property that has been widely reported is the calming effect that could make CBN very valuable in the context of stress symptoms. Scientists have found that even a dose of 2.5 mg of CBN can have a sedative effect.