If you’ve ever smoked flower well past its prime only to find it made you sleepy, congratulations. You have experienced the sedating powers of cannabinol (CBN). In fact, the more potent the flower was when you originally bought it, the more likely it is to make you pass out after you rediscover it in your sock drawer months or years later. The reason for this is simple. THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid we all know and love, gradually converts into the sleepy, not-so-psychoactive cannabinoid CBN as it oxidizes and ages. Just when you thought geriatric cannabis had nothing to offer.
Despite not being as well known as THC or CBD, CBN has been crucial to our scientific understanding of the plant. It’s the first cannabinoid scientists isolated in their quest to understand how cannabis affects us, and early research shows it may have promise as an analgesic, or pain reliever. CBN even led to the discovery of cannabis use in ancient China. Archaeologists determined the 2,500-year-old herb was particularly potent because the charred remnants contained high levels of CBN.
Thankfully, you don’t need to age flower for thousands of years to reap the benefits of CBN. Scientifically formulated to help with sleep, the LEVEL Sleep Tablingual is designed to dissolve under your tongue so that you can feel the effects in 30 minutes or less. Keep in mind that the key to experimenting with any new cannabinoid is to take it low and slow. Start with the lowest dose possible, and increase your intake gradually until you find the perfect amount for you. Once you understand how your body reacts, you can further experiment by pairing CBN with other cannabinoids to maximize the sleep-inducing, pain-relieving benefits. With LEVEL, you can be your own expert.