Imagine humanity’s first conscious encounter with the cannabis plant — the first sentient human mind to ponder its verdant foliage and pungent flowers. This unique plant must have left quite an impression on our inquisitive ancestors. And that first interaction between humans and the cannabis plant very likely ended with our ancient ancestor eating it...
Over a decade ago, archeologists working in China’s Gobi Desert discovered a grouping of tombs– thousands of them– dating back more than 3000 years. Among the many incredible discoveries in these graves was one containing the remains of a 45-year-old male buried 2700 years ago with an impressively large cache of cannabis– nearly two pounds!
There is perhaps no cannabinoid more misunderstood than cannabinol, or CBN as it is better known. Once thought to be the primary source of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana, CBN has an ancient tie to cannabis’ first concentrate, hashish, and is now being explored and isolated to provide relief for conditions like insomnia.
CBG is known to be a sort of “primal cannabinoid” and is the mother and building block for what later can become CBD, THC or many other cannabinoids or terpenes.