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CBD vs CBN vs CBG vs CBC


Since you’ve landed on this page, it’s very likely that you’ve heard of CBD. CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and is used for a variety of wellbeing-boosting benefits. But CBD is one of over one hundred cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. If you’ve ever heard talk of CBN, CBC, or CBN, you may have wondered what they are, how they’re used, and if you should be taking advantage of them, too!

What makes these cannabinoids different?

Cannabinoids affect the human body thanks to the endocannabinoid system. Our bodies have different receptors for cannabinoids which all respond differently depending on the molecular structure of the cannabinoid. Different types of cannabinoids vary in their molecular structures, which elicit slightly different responses in our bodies.

CBD – Cannabidiol

CBD is one of the most popular types of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. CBD does not provide a high like certain other cannabinoids but is instead used for a variety of ailments. Since CBD is non-psychoactive, it doesn’t impair the user’s ability to focus on tasks or drive. This is great if your primary concern is anxiety, aches, and pain, or calming nausea. 

CBN – Cannabinol

Cannabinol – or CBN – is is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that is created when THC-A oxidizes. Much like its sister CBD, CBN will not provide the user with a high feeling. While more research is needed on all of the compounds in cannabis, in past studies CBN has shown to be a potentially powerful sedative. It has also been shown to help regulate the immune system and works to relieve the pain and inflammation caused by several conditions, including arthritis and Crohn’s disease. CBN also acts as an anticonvulsant, which means it can benefit consumers with seizure disorders. CBN was added to our shops because of the high demand for sleep aids amongst our regulars.

CBG – Cannabigerol

CBG is also a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and can be used without the worry of intoxication. It is at the forefront of cannabinoid medical research and is showing promising results. CBG is a powerful vasodilator therefore it has been seen to reduce intraocular pressure in people with glaucoma and has also shown to decrease inflammation in mice with inflammatory bowel disease. In a recent study, CBG was able to block cancer growth receptors and actually stop cancer cell growth. Check out our CBG flower strains and products we currently have available.

CBC – Cannabichromene

Another non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBC is the subject of much medical research for its unique properties. CBC is known to interact with specific receptors in the endocannabinoid system responsible for how the body perceives pain. Because of this, CBC is thought to be helpful with pain relief, even potentially replacing the use of pain medication and pain killers for some users. CBC also seems to help with inflammation but is best coupled with other types of cannabinoids for the most effective results. We currently carry soaps and vapes for CBC options.

Which cannabinoid is right for me?

You may still have questions about all of these cannabinoids, how to use them, and where to find them. With cannabis products, it is important to take it slow, do your research, and adjust as needed. 

At Greenbelt Botanicals, we are used to the trial and error process of finding your CBD sweet spot, so feel free to come to us with your questions! Regardless of what type of cannabinoid you are interested in, we are happy to share information that will keep you on the right track.