CBN 101: What is CBN?

What is CBN? We break down everything you need to know about the “Sleepy Cannabinoid” and why you should consider adding it to your nighttime routine in our beginner’s guide to CBN.

Cannabinol aka CBN
Promotes: Healthy Sleep,Recovery.
Support For- Insomnia, Pain, Inflammation, Discomfort, Stress.
Molecular Formula - C21H26O2
Receptors Effected - CB1, CB2

Where does CBN come from? Does CBD And CBN Mix?


CBN was first discovered in 1940 by researchers at the University of Illinois.  Since then, research into the effects of CBN has grown, and it is now used as an ingredient in many products, such as tinctures, oils, and edibles. CBN is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant. It is produced from the breakdown of THC in hemp flower and is found in higher concentrations in hemp that have been aged or exposed to air for extended periods. It can be extracted from hemp and introduced into products at higher levels to produce more profound effects.

Mixing CBD and CBN:

CBD and CBN are both compounds that interact with the same receptors in the brain, but in different ways. When combined, the two compounds create a synergistic effect that can be more effective than either one alone. For example, when CBD and CBN are taken together, they can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep quality more than either one alone. Additionally, CBD and CBN can help reduce inflammation and pain more effectively when taken together. This is also known as the entourage effect. 

Frequently Asked Questions About CBN

How can you take CBN?

CBN can be taken in various ways, including orally, topically, or through inhalation. It can be taken in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, and topical creams. Additionally, it can be taken as inhalable vapor or smoke from cannabis flower.

Is CBN safe?

CBN is considered to be safe to use and is generally well-tolerated. However, it is important to speak to a doctor before taking any new supplements or medications, including CBN. Additionally, it is important to be aware of any potential drug interactions.

Does CBN get me high?

No, CBN does not get you high. It interacts with the same receptors in the brain as THC, but without the psychoactive effects. It has been shown to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and reduce inflammation and pain, without the feeling of beinghigh.

Will CBN make me fail a drug test?

Drug tests typically look for the presence of THC, not CBN. However, it is important to be aware of any potential drug interactions when taking CBN. CBN can possibly but rarely cause a false positive on lower-quality drug tests.  It is recommended to consult the testing authority prior to taking CBN.

Is CBN addictive?

No, CBN is not addictive. It does not produce the same psychoactive effects as THC and does not have the potential for abuse or dependence.

Can I take CBN with my medication?

Please consult your primary medical provider prior to consuming CBN with any medication.

Will CBN make me groggy the next day?

If taken as directed, CBN should not cause any grogginess after 8 hours of active life, if grogginess does occur, reduce the dosage.