Type of Compound: Cannabinoid

Medical Properties: 

Oxidation breakdown product

Description: CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, with greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect, known as a “couch lock.”

Boiling Point (F): 365

Boiling Point (C): 185

Melting Point (F): 169 – 171

Melting Point (C): 76 – 77

Concentration (% of dry weight): 0.0-1.6%

Relative Content (%):

Chemical Formula: C21H26O2

IUPAC Name: 6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentylbenzo[c]chromen-1-ol