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CBD vs. CBN: Key Difference, Benefits and Uses

CBD (aka Cannabidiol) and CBN (aka Cannabinol) are two of more than 100 types of natural chemical components called cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD and CBN are non-psychoactive chemicals that do not alter your mind, instead they are used for their medical benefits.(In large doses, CBN can cause mild psychoactive reactions) Even though CBD and CBN interact with the same receptors in your body, they produce two different effects. 

CBD is more popular than CBN. It’s mostly derived from the hemp plant and legal for consumption, but state laws vary. You can find CBD-infused products in grocery stores and gas stations. It’s found in several beauty and food products such as oils, shampoos, creams, pills, and chocolates. People often use it to help manage symptoms from anxiety, insomnia, and a range of chronic pain and other medical conditions.

CBN, on the other hand, is not as popular or readily available. This is because there hasn’t been a lot of human or animal research done on the benefits, uses, and side effects. CBN is slowly gaining popularity for its potential benefits for sleep and pain management. One study with rats noted that pain relief was better when CBD and CBN were used together.

You can consume CBD through gummies, edibles, capsules, patches, creams, oils, tinctures, vape pens, or flower. CBN can be consumed through oils, tinctures, capsules, vape pens, tea, and CBN isolate.

Some potential side effects of CBD include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Lack of alertness
  • Irritability

It can also produce adverse side effects when in mixed with certain prescription drugs or alcohol. 

CBD vs CBN infographic

Disclaimer: The information in this post is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

CBD is more popular than CBN. It’s mostly derived from the hemp plant and legal for consumption, but state laws vary. You can find CBD-infused products in grocery stores and gas stations. It’s found in several beauty and food products such as oils, shampoos, creams, pills, and chocolates. People often use it to help manage symptoms from anxiety, insomnia, and a range of chronic pain and other medical conditions.

CBN, on the other hand, is not as popular or readily available. This is because there hasn’t been a lot of human or animal research done on the benefits, uses, and side effects. CBN is slowly gaining popularity for its potential benefits for sleep and pain management. One study with rats noted that pain relief was better when CBD and CBN were used together.

You can consume CBD through gummies, edibles, capsules, patches, creams, oils, tinctures, vape pens, or flower. CBN can be consumed through oils, tinctures, capsules, vape pens, tea, and CBN isolate.

Some potential side effects of CBD include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Reduced appetite
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Lack of alertness
  • Irritability

It can also produce adverse side effects when in mixed with certain prescription drugs or alcohol. 

Disclaimer: The information in this post is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

CBD vs CBN infographic

Our Recommendations

Interested in trying a CBD or CBN product?

The Fire Station Cannabis Co. carries a variety of products that contain CBD and CBN. Explore some of our top recommendations at the links below or use the CBD category filter when shopping your preferred store’s menu.

*Note: All links below are to the TFS Negaunee menu

Petra CBN mints

Petra Blackberry CBN 2:1 Mints

Fresh blackberry and vanilla flavors are blended with sugar-free, plant-based ingredients and a calming combination of 2 MG of THC and 1 MG of CBN to create our most tranquil Petra yet.
Medterra Broad Spectrum CBD Tincture

Broad Spectrum Unflavored Tincture

Medterra's Broad Spectrum™ Cannabinoid tinctures utilize our potent full-plant hemp extract without THC. This broad spectrum tincture contain CBD with additional beneficial compounds such as CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV, and natural terpenes.
Fluresh Rest Softgels

Rest SoftGel 1:1:2

Enhance your well-being with Fluresh's fast-acting Be Well Softgels. These softgels are carefully formulated with a precise cannabinoid ratio and reinforced with CBN to encourage sleep. Effects are fast-acting and typically onset between 15 -30 minutes​.
Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies

Camino Sparkling Pear Social Gummies 1:3

Kick back and transport yourself to wine country with Kiva’s Sparkling Pear Camino gummies. The unconventional ratio of CBD to THC creates a euphoric experience without any anxiety.
Petra CBN mints

Petra Blackberry CBN 2:1 Mints

Fresh blackberry and vanilla flavors are blended with sugar-free, plant-based ingredients and a calming combination of 2 MG of THC and 1 MG of CBN to create our most tranquil Petra yet.
Medterra Broad Spectrum CBD Tincture

Broad Spectrum Unflavored Tincture

Medterra's Broad Spectrum™ Cannabinoid tinctures utilize our potent full-plant hemp extract without THC. This broad spectrum tincture contain CBD with additional beneficial compounds such as CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDV, and natural terpenes.
Fluresh Rest Softgels

Rest SoftGel 1:1:2

Enhance your well-being with Fluresh's fast-acting Be Well Softgels. These softgels are carefully formulated with a precise cannabinoid ratio and reinforced with CBN to encourage sleep. Effects are fast-acting and typically onset between 15 -30 minutes​.
Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies

Camino Sparkling Pear Social Gummies 1:3

Kick back and transport yourself to wine country with Kiva’s Sparkling Pear Camino gummies. The unconventional ratio of CBD to THC creates a euphoric experience without any anxiety.

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