cannabinol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​nol | \ kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce cannabinol (audio) , -ˌnōl \

Definition of cannabinol

: a crystalline, mildly psychoactive cannabinoid C21H26O2 that is found in very small quantities in cannabis as a breakdown product of THC and is believed to have sedative properties

called also CBN

— compare cannabidiol

Examples of cannabinol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thailand is seeking to make a splash in the market for medical marijuana, whose benefits are generally derived from other cannabinol chemicals the plant contains. Time, 9 June 2022 The lawsuit also seeks to declare that other cannabinoids derived from hemp, including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG), are legal in Georgia. Alia Malik, ajc, 18 Mar. 2022 Formulations focusing on cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG) and other compounds and mixes will be developed for specific use cases. Mike Sill, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 Some of these compounds may have health and wellness benefits, and others may prove to be powerful in skin care, cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN) among them. Lisa Desantis, Health.com, 8 Nov. 2021 The very recent launch of holistic sleep aid brand SANDLAND SLEEP shed light on a new hero ingredient for better sleep, called cannabinol or CBN. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 Instead, the researchers tested for a sort of signal for THC called cannabinol, or CBN. Matt Simon, WIRED, 12 June 2019 Their analysis turned up a chemical called cannabinol, or CBN—an unmistakable chemical signature of cannabis. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 12 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of cannabinol

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cannabinol

Latin cannabis + -in entry 1 + -ol entry 1

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The first known use of cannabinol was in 1888

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17 Jun 2022

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“Cannabinol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannabinol. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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cannabinol

noun
can·​na·​bi·​nol | \ ˈkan-ə-bə-ˌnȯl, kə-ˈnab-ə-, -ˌnōl How to pronounce cannabinol (audio) \

Medical Definition of cannabinol

: a crystalline, mildly psychoactive cannabinoid C21H26O2 that is found in very small quantities in cannabis as a breakdown product of THC and is believed to have sedative properties

called also CBN

— compare cannabidiol

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