The Farmacy Berkeley Cannabinoid Series: CBN, CBG, and CBC

While we’ve covered popular cannabinoids like THC and CBD in past articles in our series on cannabinoids and their effects, we’ve really only scratched the surface. Scientists believe there are over 100 different cannabinoids, all with their own unique effects.

With that in mind, we wanted to cover a few of the lesser-known but extremely promising cannabinoids you might not have heard of— and that all have a similar chemical makeup. They’re known as CBN, CBG, and CBC.

What are CBN, CBG, and CBC and How Do They Work?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that provide cannabis with its effects, including everything from the high you experience with some strains to the medical and wellness benefits you can experience.

CBN, CBG, and CBC aren’t as common as some of the other cannabinoids, and often show up in cannabis products only in very small amounts. That said, they can be extremely potent when it comes to their health benefits, even if they don’t result in a euphoric high.

CBN Effects
CBN (short for cannabinol) has become increasingly popular over the last few years as a sleep aid, and research has shown that it might actually be even more effective for aiding sleep than CBD.

CBG Effects
People who experience eye soreness, headaches, or glaucomas may experience reduced pain and discomfort thanks to CBG, even when it’s present in very small amounts.

CBC Effects
Scientists are still trying to learn exactly what CBC can do, but based on early research it appears to help reduce anxiety and stress.

Products with CBN, CBG, and CBC

If you want to enjoy some of the many benefits of these fascinating cannabinoids, you’re probably wondering which products contain them. Here are some of our favorites:acy.


Kikoko | Little Helpers Sleep Mints

Tiny and adorable, these little minutes are still packed with vitamins and cannabinoids like CBN to help you drift off to a peaceful sleep.

Mary’s Medicinals’ | CBN Capsules

Perfect for winding down at the end of the day, these capsules provide a chilled-out buzz that won’t keep you awake.

Mama Sue | Sleep Tincture

Need some sleep? The perfect balance of CBD and CBN in these tinctures will help you wind down and sleep soundly.

LEVEL | Calm CBN Tablingual
Perfect for getting some much needed relaxation, this CBN-based tablingual will help bring the mental peace you’re looking for at the beginning or end of a long day.

You can also identify how much of each cannabinoid a product contains by reading the product description on the packaging or its listing on our Online Menu.


Want to learn more? Talk to one of our Farmacy Berkeley experts or browse our menu online for THC-based products.


Next week we’ll be learning about another series of cannabinoids and their fascinating effects.


Talk to you then!


—Farmacy Berkeley.

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