What Is CBN (Cannabinol)?

It won’t be surprising if you have never heard of cannabinol. It’s okay, we cannot know it all. It is why we have taken it upon ourselves to explain what this sensation means. Sit back, relax and enjoy this.

Cannabinol (CBN for short) is a form of cannabinoid that belongs to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) family. Cannabinol can be obtained when the THC ages and breaks into units (oxidation is the more scientific term of this).

The most distinct difference between the cannabinol and other forms of THC is that it does not shoot from cannabigerol (CBG). If you’re in search of CBN, you can find them in the flowers of fresh marijuana plants. However, it is a very rare substance. The good thing is, as the cannabis continues to age, the likelier it is to get higher CBN production.

People often confuse cannabinol for cannabidiol (CBD). The latter occurs naturally and does not stem from anywhere. Also, it is present in cannabis plants as a phytocannabinoid it does not originate from THC. Interestingly, CBN produces a lower intensity of highness. Surprise yeah? It is perplexing because it originates from THC which is infamous for its propensity to get people high.

What is CBN Oil?

Basically, it is the oil that can be extracted from cannabis and contains CBN. This oil can be added to your food or drinks like milk or tea, also you can use it by placing a small amount under your tongue and waiting for a minute or so before swallowing it.

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Up next: we’re reviewing strains with relatively high CBN in them. Please note that CBN is quite uncommon. Therefore, their effects on these strains aren’t quite significant.

Cannabis Strains With High CBN


This Indica-dominant strain is a hybrid cross that has Afghani and Maui Haze as its mixtures. Its potency is rated as moderate. It does not disturb the sleep pattern.

This is why users are advised to take Afgoo at the end of the day’s activities when everything is at a halt.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.176.

Allen Wrench

It is a Sativa dominant strain that has Trainwreck and Sour Diesel as its combination. This means that people who use the Allen Wrench strain always feel active after its intake.

This strain does not have significant bodily effects. However, it does not mean it isn’t efficacious. In fact, users tend to have ‘heavy’ eyes after its intake. It is not recommended for those who cannot withstand a high level of THC.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.17

Ace Of Spades

This is a hybrid that has Indica has its dominant trait. It is a cross between Jack the Ripper and Black Cherry Soda. Ace of Spades is famed for its unique feature of inducing people who take it to sleep.

It has a medium potency which means that even novice cannabis users can use this strain without being worried about getting high in an overwhelming manner.

The recommendation is to use Ace of Spades late at night when they’re about to sleep.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.189.


Trainwreck as a hybrid has Sativa has its dominant trait. Its strength is having euphoric effects on the body and mind. It has a knack for lifting the soul of people who take it. Also, it has a knack for inducing a focused state. Cannabis users will definitely find this one enjoyable.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.262.

Super Green Crack

A combination of Super Silver Haze and Green Crack, Super Green Crack comes off as a Sativa strain. Presently, it is the strain with the highest presence of CBN. Cannabis users who are looking to focus will find the Super Green Crack handy.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.778

Strawberry Cough

It is Sativa dominant and is the perfect strain for marijuana users who are seeking immediate highness. Because of the high proportion of CBN in it, Strawberry Cough can be used to induce sleep without breaking a sweat. The good thing is, you can use it without the fear of falling asleep when you do not want to.

Also, you do not have to wait long before the Strawberry Cough takes effect. It is always almost immediately.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.362.

Maui Dream

This sativa is a combination of Maui Waui and Blue Dream. It is surprising that this pure strain has a high proportion of CBN in it. It is recommended for people who are trying to improve their energy level.

However, because of the presence of other elements, its recommended usage is during the daytime.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.211.

Blueberry Kush

It is a hybrid strain that is dominated by Indica. In conjunction with other contents like CBD, this CBN-high strain stimulates the appetite of people who do not have the desire to consume food. Also, its unique ability to help a user focus cannot be overestimated.

Its CBN content percentage is 0.285.

Those are only some of the high CBN strains.

Is CBN Legal?

There are lots of controversies surrounding the legality of CBN. It is the same as the legality of cannabis itself.

Federally, cannabis is referred to as a Schedule 1 substance. It means that it does not have any medical purpose recognized by the government and its addictiveness rate is high.

Generally, if THC content is less than 0.3%, it should be considered legal. Such contents are referred to as full-spectrum. Most CBN strains are less than that.

In some states in the US, you may use CBN for recreational purposes.


We sincerely hope you’ve learned a lot about CBN and the strains that contain a relatively high level of CBN. If you’re keen on learning anything and everything related to cannabis, please see other articles in our blog and make sure you’ve tried our products.

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