CBN is a less known cousin from the cannabinoid family. This mysterious organic compound of cannabis, unlike many other cannabinoids, is not developed naturally as the plant grows but is the result of a THC-A degradation process. Both THC-A and CBN-A leave their acidic form and transform into THC and CBN, respectively, when exposed to heat.
When we talk about the benefits that CBN can bring to human health, we must highlight that it is one of the most potent natural sedatives known to man, being even more potent than valium. This offers a much healthier alternative to people who need help sleeping and can give you a good 6 hours of sleep without waking up feeling drowsy. Among other CBN benefits, we can find that it is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, and vaso-relaxant. It can help with new bone formation, regulate the appetite, and even serve to treat burns.
However, many users often dismiss CBN because of its relationship with THC. For this reason, only those who aren’t affected by THC can get to experience the effects of CBN. To create more awareness about this unique compound, we have developed this simple list of high CBN strains to help you find the best match for your needs.
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Strains High in CBN
Because CBN is a degraded THC form, it is logically related to cannabis strains that contain a high percentage of THC. So, any cannabis that produces THCA, after it’s been stored around for a long time or exposed to high room temperatures and generally long past its sell-by date, will contain a high amount of CBN. When we talk about high CBN concentration levels, we refer to levels higher than 0.3%, as you will find CBN in small amounts and just in a relatively reduced number of cannabis strains. With that said, here are the best CBN-rich strains you can find on the online cannabis market nowadays.
This 70/30 indica-dominant hybrid can scale up to 25% in its THC content, and its dark green flowers covered in a frosty layer of trichomes and orange hairs are full of pure body relaxing potency and a fair amount of CBN in them. If you are trying to experience what exactly CBN is, this could be a strain for you.
If you need some help to calm down the animal within you, we have the right cookie for you. Animal Cookie flowers emanate a sweet, sour aroma that carries a severe full-body effect that will amaze even the most experienced cannabis connoisseur. It has an average THC level of 18% and a proper amount of CBN that will hit you with its sedative effects.
Ace of Spades
This crossbreed result of Black Cherry Soda and Jack the Ripper has a pungent citrus smell with some earthy berry undertones that lead to its characteristic lemony flavor. Ace of Spades can present up to 16% of THC, and it will provide you with some gorgeous and colorful purples, blues, and pinks buds with a beautiful orange hair coating. As an Indica-dominant strain with a good amount of CBN and myrcene in it, Ace of Spades is perfect for helping those who have insomnia.
Famous for its energetic and upbeat effects, the Blackberry strain is perfect for helping those dealing with stress and depression. On the other hand, it will provide its grower with some frosty and smoothly purple-hued flowers that will emerge with an intense citrusy and fruity smell that translates into a sweet berry flavor. This balanced hybrid strain can contain up to 23% of THC, 0.1% of CBD, and its CBN content will provide you with a joyful and relaxing time. A perfect strain for the daytime user.
If you are one of those recreational cannabis users looking for creativity boosting with a slightly euphoric feeling, then the Bubble Gum strain might be the one for you. Of course, being a 50/50 hybrid, this strain is going to make you feel the body-relaxing effects coming from its indica side. Bubble Gum buds are from a bright green color, covered with shiny orange pistils coated in trichomes. This strain’s flavor truly honors its name when smoked, bringing mostly bubblegum flavors with some hints of candy and berry.
A 100% sativa strain that, despite its name, is luckily wholly non-toxic. In fact, Durban Poison can provide its users stress-relieving and uplifting effects to help deal with some severe conditions. With 22% THC level and 1% of CBN, Duran Poison will give forest-green with orange hair buds covered in a sticky layer of frosty trichomes that will taste like vanilla, orange, spices, and cream.
Lemon Kush brings a bright lemon color, smell, and a taste full of citrusy, living up to its name. This perfectly balanced 50/50 Sativa-Indica hybrid strain offers an energy-boosting and equilibrated cerebral high that’s perfect for artists or any professional looking to prompt their creativity. Lemon Kush can relieve pain and help dealing conditions such as fatigue, and its high CBN content will create a relaxing atmosphere for you.