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CannaKeys has 121 studies associated with Cannabinol (CBN).

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Overview - Cannabinol (CBN)

Description of Cannabinol (CBN)

Cannabinol (CBN) was discovered in 1896 (by Wood, Spivey, and Easterfield), and its chemical structure was reported in 1940 by Roger Adams.

Non-enzymatic oxidative degradation of THCA associated with exposure to oxygen or UV radiation converts THCA into cannabinolic acid (CBNA), CBN's acidic form and precursorAs cannabis ages, the carboxyl group is removed, leaving CBN in its place.  Both CBNA and CBN are found naturally only in very low concentrations in the plant. According to a toxicometabolomic study, CBN concentration in cannabis leaves ranges between 0.1 and 1.6% (w/w of dry weight) (I. Chousidis et al., 2020)

By 2016 there were 13 members in the CBN group.

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Cannabinolum, Cannabinolo, and other supplier-based synonyms.

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

Molecular Formula: C21H26O2


Cannabinol (CBN) Properties and Effects

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Cannabinol (CBN) Receptor Binding

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