The benefits of cannabis for treating chronic pain

It can be taken orally or applied topically to affected areas. Like the cannabinoid THC, the CBN compound reduces nausea and increases appetite. A significant benefit of this compound is that it does not produce feelings of drowsiness. CBN also has mild sedative effects on its own, which can help people rest if they cannot sleep due to an overactive mind, stress, or aches and pains. Here are reasons why CBN oil is used for pain management:


CBN oil is a very fast-acting analgesic. It can trigger the release of enkephalins and endorphins, which are chemicals known as endogenous opioids. The body produces these chemicals naturally to relieve pain without causing addiction or blocking signals to neurons in any way. The effect takes place minutes after administration, so right before your workout. That could be a great solution for those annoying niggling pains that keep you from giving your best performance.


Since CBN oil acts directly on nerves, it has a very long-lasting effect – hours after applying it, and you can still expect to experience its analgesic effects. Most people with acute injuries such as torn ligaments use it to relieve pain for such a long time.

It is non-addictive

Since this natural cannabinoid oil does not hit the endocannabinoid receptors, it is unlikely to cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms if used regularly. It means that you can use it daily without getting addicted and therefore dependent upon its analgesic effects to function normally. That also makes it possible to carry on with your day-to-day life while using CBN oil. For instance, you can drive and study, like any other day, without fearing impairment of reaction times and lapses in attention, which would be caused by other more traditional painkillers that do hit the CB1 receptor sites creating dependency rather than analgesic effects.

You can use it with other medication

Since CBN oil does not cause drowsiness, it cannot influence how your brain processes information and therefore does not interact dangerously with medications. You can use it daily even if you are prescribed Valium and anti-depressants without risking an overdose or undesired health consequences such as respiratory depression that might result from taking too many of certain types of opioids (painkillers).