Cannabis in Molecules: Cannabinol (CBN)

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Cannabinol (or CBN) is one of the most prevalent and best studied substance of Cannabis, along with THC and CBD.

In this video you will discover Cannabinol’s multiple uses, from burn management to bone formation and much more.

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Viola Brugnatelli

Viola Brugnatelli is a Neuroscientist specialised in Cannabinoid circuitry & GPCRs signalling. Her academy and research training let her gain extensive experience on medical cannabis and terpenes both from preclinical as well as clinical perspective. In her vision, collective human knowledge behold the power for overall improvement of life, thus, it should be accessible and shareable. Viola is Founder of the science online magazine Nature Going Smart, and works as a consultant for companies & individual patients, as a speaker at seminars and workshops and as a lecturer in a CME course on Medical Cannabis in Italy, at the University of Padua.

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