Hemp and cannabis plants produce six major cannabinoids with CBD being the most prolific and best-tested so far. The non-intoxicating effects that they provide make them very promising potential medicines. Among the newer developments are the potential medicinal uses for cannabinol oil.
Cannabinol is an active chemical compound that is extracted from hemp using either hexane or benzene to separate it from the other cannabinoids. It has less than 0.3 percent THC and is not considered to be intoxicating. Some users say they do obtain a mild high from the mostly non-psychoactive THC that is contains. It also could cause users to fail a drug test for THC.
Producers convert cannabinol into an oil and add natural terpenes to enhance the medicinal benefits of the cannabinol oil. Thus far, its chief medical uses are as a natural mild sedative and pain reliever. Cannabinol also helps to reduce anxiety. Those who might be undergoing chemotherapy or other medical treatments that traditionally depress appetites say it helps them to eat the healthful foods needed to fight off diseases and ailments.
Researchers say cannabinol has many promising medical uses to treat very serious diseases, like cancer and bowel disease. It can help to fight glaucoma, bacterial infections and Huntington’s disease. But more research is needed to confirm the potential medicinal benefits.