Behind Cannabinol (CBN)

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Behind Cannabinol (CBN)

Whether you’re new to the Onyx + Rose community or have been a supporter since we started, you’ve probably noticed that we always create CBD products that we believe in. As our product options have grown, our commitment and focus on high-quality CBD, have remained constant. As big believers in hemp, we thought about introducing more than just CBD into our products and how we could do it right. That’s why we’re excited to launch our first ever product that features CBD along with another cannabinoid – CBN, or cannabinol.

CBN is just one of the hundreds of compounds inherent to the hemp plant. Cannabinoids interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system — a vast system of chemical messengers and receptors that help control many of our most critical bodily systems, such as appetite, inflammation, and rest. CBN naturally exists in hemp and is formed when THC is heated or exposed to oxygen and light over time. Recently, CBN has gained popularity for its therapeutic and calming properties that are often associated with sleep.


While you know we’re big fans of hemp and everything made from it, we’re also believers in science, and the science of CBN is very new. There’s still not a lot of evidence to back up serious claims regarding the benefits of CBN. Animal studies indicate that CBN may potentially act as an appetite stimulant and an anti-inflammatory agent, both significant medical uses if they pan out in humans. One recent study from Israel in humans demonstrated that strains of cannabis higher in CBN were associated with better symptom control of ADHD. There is also a human study conducted in 1975 that looked at five subjects and tested CBN in conjunction with THC and suggested that CBN is a sedative.

We’re excited to see what future studies about CBN on humans will uncover and if the benefits that have been found in animals will apply to humans. What we know so far is promising, suggesting CBN can help people feel better like the other compounds found in hemp, such as CBD or CBG. After thousands of 5-star reviews and hearing our customer’s stories about how CBD has helped them, we have little doubt that other cannabinoids could have a meaningful potential impact on our customers’ health + well-being too.


If you’re looking for a better night’s rest, you’re not alone. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans doesn’t get enough sleep regularly. Nighttime is when our body goes into deep recovery mode, so it’s no wonder that skipping out on zzz’s can have a detrimental effect on your health over time. There’s also something to be said about developing healthy sleep patterns and habits. Improved bedtime habits can make a big difference in helping you wind down, de-stress, and end each day on the right note. All of that combined with a product that supports your health + promotes restfulness might be able to help you get better sleep than you do now. When creating a sleep-focused product, we made one that we’d want to take ourselves by combining CBD, CBN, melatonin, and natural botanicals such as kava and chamomile. If you’re open to trying something new that could help you get more out of each day, consider our Slumber Party gummies in Green Apple or Watermelon flavors. As always, we recommend talking to your doctor first, and if they’re not the right product for you, our 30-day guarantee has you covered. After all, better rest + brighter mornings could be just a delicious gummy away.