Since the first research study on THC in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam to the now booming CBD market, a lot has changed. Even with the tremendous growth in the accessibility of cannabis, we are still learning new information about the hundreds of cannabinoids that can alleviate a plethora of illnesses and diseases. CBN, an abbreviation for cannabinol, is just the newest compound to enter the lineup of relief available at Trulieve that promises to do that and more. 

What Exactly is CBN? 

CBN, also known as cannabinol, is a mildly psychoactive compound best known as the cannabinoid created as THC ages, often found in trace amounts. CBN has a mild psychoactive response, not as much as a full THC dose, but much more than CBD. 

With potential anti-inflammatory benefits, CBN has several therapeutic properties that have been studied and tested for its application. For example, CBN is primarily notable for its relaxing qualities. Also, this cannabinoid is ideally used for relieving insomnia, sleep apnea, sleeping disorders, PTSD-related symptoms, glaucoma, appetite issues as well as other illnesses and diseases. Studies have shown that its sedative effects are improved when mixed with other cannabinoids. When different cannabinoids interact, it’s known as the entourage effect. In addition, CBN may allow those with higher THC tolerances to still achieve desired outcomes without the psychoactive "high" resulting from products high in THC. 

This less-known cannabinoid, CBN, has a higher affinity for the CB2 receptor than for the CB1 receptor, it is believed to have a greater effect on the immune system than the central nervous system. (McPartland and Russo 2001). As a result, CBN can work as a powerful anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving medication.  

Accessibility to CBN has increased with the help of a patent-pending process developed by Tony Verzura of Blue River™ that rapidly converts THCa to THC to CBN, accelerating the natural aging process. This process is solventless, meaning that it does not rely on the use of any solvents or chemicals like alcohol, and it's in its purest form, avoiding any residues. 

Trulieve CBN capsules, like other capsules, are oil-based. Patients can tailor their experience by micro-dosing during the day with a 5mg capsule to help with pain relief or rising anxiety. Consumers can increase their dosage at night to 10mg and have an experience of calm, relaxed sleep. Depending on the dosage, the duration can last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours and its onset time can be up to 2 hours. 

Initially, CBN will be available in a 5mg capsule with 30 total capsules per container. The CBN capsules will contain trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as CBG, THC, CBD, and Delta 8. CBN capsules will be deducted from a Patient's Medical Marijuana Oral route. 

CBN may enhance the reactions of other medications, such as pharmaceuticals for pain and anxiety. Patients taking opioids to deal with pain may be able to use a lower strength opioid and introduce CBN to increase the effects. This may assist patients as they work to reduce reliance on opioids or benzodiazepines. As always, we suggest patients speak with their physician before introducing CBN to your lifestyle if there are concerns over potential drug interactions. 

This cannabinoid is set apart from other high end-products on the market for its strong sedative ability without the potential side effects of other medications like valium. Besides, it is gaining traction and becoming more aware of by the general public, Trulieve is excited to be realizing our state of the art CBN capsules. CBN is truly a unique cannabinoid that should help optimize your wellness routine. 

Interested in adding CBN to your regimen of relief? 

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