I started growing cannabis in my house after our state legalized it last year.
I was relieved when the Department of Health codified rules to allow for personal cultivation, because there are some states with legal cannabis that bar their residents from growing the plant for personal use.
Cannabis isn’t cheap, regardless of whether or not you get it legally at a dispensary or illegally on the black market. The thought of being prohibited from growing my own marijuana while companies can do it with no complication is enough to make my brain boil. Thankfully, my state’s government saw things differently. I have l received a lot about cannabis as I have started growing it. There are hundreds of cannabinoids plus terpenes found within the plant, plus how I grow it plus when I harvest it have a big effect on the mix of compounds in the end product. CBN or cannabinol is the oldest studied cannabinoid of all. It’s officially present in higher quantities in aging cannabis opposed to fresh cannabis. This presents difficulties with extracting it naturally, as you must age the plant matter for varying lengths of time to determine the precise moment when there’s enough CBN present. It also naturally decarboxylates when it is exposed to light, meaning the CBN isolate can take on a pink color at room temperature. Sophisticated extraction plus chemical synthesis techniques must be used to produce CBN isolate because naturally drying cannabis choppings rarely produces enough CBN on its own. There just aren’t any known strains of cannabis that have high CBN levels when they’re fresh.