CBN versus CBD: What are the differences

By now you may have heard of Cannabidiol (CBD). But, there is a precursor to CBD, and it’s called Cannabinol (CBN). Are they the same? Are they different? And more importantly, are they legal? As of 2018, both CBD and CBN are legal in most states, thanks to something known as the Farm Bill.

What are the main differences

Let’s start by stating that both CBD and CBN are cannaboids derived from the cannabis plant. However, each of these has a distinct effect on the body and offers different results. These two products should not be used interchangeably to address the same ailment.

There has been more extensive research conducted on CBD, its effects, and side effects, as well as reliability in addressing seizures, pain, and anxiety. CBN is still lacking in research, but according to the studies that have been conducted, scientists seem more interested in its effects on dealing with appetite loss, sleeping patterns, and general pain and inflammation.

What are the similarities?

To start, both CBD and CBN deal with the endocannabinoid system. In addition, both are considered to be a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. The endocannabinoid system is a combination of receptors and molecules found in the body.

Between the two, CBD seems to be more popular and is found in higher concentrations in the cannabis plant. It has been found to treat a variety of ailments with success. CBN, on the other hand, has been found to be successful at treating sleeplessness, anxiety, inflammation, and promoting appetite.

How do I take CBN

CBN products are available in capsules, CBN softgels, as an oil or can be smoked in a vape.

How do I take CBD

Similar to CBN, CBD products are available in tinctures, softgels, capsules, or edibles.