This indica-dominant cross between the cannabis strains Black Cherry Soda and Jack the Ripper offers elevated levels of the cannabinoid CBN. CBN has milder psychoactive effects than THC does and has sedative effects.
Because this strain has indica and sativa characteristics, you can consume it for a variety of conditions. Part of this versatility is thanks to the high percentage of CBC. Similar to CBG and CBN, CBC contains antibiotic and neuroprotectant properties. And when you combine CBC with THC, it can help reduce inflammation.
Ace of Spades flowers come in a range of colors, from light green to dark purple, with a healthy coat of crystals. The buds are dense, and smell like citrus and pine with a little berry taste as well.
THCV is also what makes Doug’s Varin unique, as THCV is currently the only cannabinoid that’s more psychoactive than THC is, but for a shorter period of time. So, take care when trying this strain—start low and go slow. Doug’s Varin is a very rare strain with an unknown lineage, but research confirms it’s a pure sativa strain. This strain’s buds, which are neon green with long gold hairs, offer a nice pine scent with a mix of citrus that you can taste when smoking.
But Magic Jordan is the exception to the rule.
This indica-dominant hybrid not only offers high levels of THC, but is rich in CBG, the precursor to CBD, CBC and THC.
Another rare strain with an unconfirmed lineage is Magic Jordan. While the breeders of this cannabis strain have kept its parents a secret, there’s speculation that it’s crossed with a strain of Hawaiian lineage.
Much like indicas in nature, Ace of Spades consumers can expect a deep, full body relaxation followed by sedation, thanks to the CBN. Although a burst of creativity may occur, be sure to take advantage of those creative juices before couch lock sets in.
Because CBG turns into THC, CBD and CBC as a cannabis plant matures, not many strains typically offer large amounts of CBG—since growers harvest mature marijuana plants. This is why CBG is more commonly found in hemp.
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Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN), are fundamentally two different molecules that have two separate origins. While industrial hemp plants and high-CBD marijuana strains have been high levels of CBD, the level of CBN in a cannabis flower or concentrate depends on the amount of heat and light it has been exposed to, and how old it is. Again, this is because CBN is a byproduct of the action of light and heat on THC, in technical terms, a product of oxidation or degradation.
There is sparse research supporting the claim that CBN acts as a sleep aid. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that is most common in hemp plants. In fact, following THC, CBD is the second-most-abundant cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, marijuana plants containing less than 0.3% THC were federally legalized as industrial hemp in the United States, unfurling an avalanche of hemp-derived CBD products upon the health and wellness market.
Old cannabis or cannabis extracts left unrefrigerated or in the light will have higher levels of CBN. Levels of CBN in cannabis are not controlled by genetic factors, but by environmental factors. Currently, there are no high CBN strains available on the market, so the optimal way to obtain it is by oxidizing THC and CBD.
Research supports CBD for the treatment of chronic pain, seizures, and nausea. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
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CBN binds to CB1 receptors as well, but with only around one-tenth the strength of THC. Cannabis medicines are able to treat a variety of conditions using a “strength in numbers” approach, because cannabis has a lot of components in it. These small components influence the major components in what’s known as the entourage effect. While many strains available in a dispensary have high levels of THC, each strain produces a different high due to the differing levels of other cannabinoids and terpenes, collectively the entourage.
Judging by the acronyms alone, CBN and cannabidiol (CBD), two cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, seem pretty similar to each other. But these cannabis components are in fact two distinct cannabis compounds with completely different effects and origins. While both CBN and CBD share some similar medicinal properties, they vary significantly when it comes to how they’re produced and how they interact with the body.
CBN stands for cannabinol. CBN was the first naturally occurring cannabinoid to be isolated in its pure form back in 1896. People originally thought it was responsible for the cannabis high, but later found out that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces for the intoxicating effects of cannabis. It was discovered that CBN is actually an oxidation product of THC; that is, THC will slowly turn into CBN when exposed to heat and light.
CBN vs. CBD: What’s The Difference? Copy article link to clipboard. Link copied to clipboard. Contents What You’ll Learn in This Article CBN and CBD share some similar medicinal