Cannabis tinctures are made by soaking plant material (usually flowers) in alcohol. This process extracts the terpenes and cannabinoid chemicals that make up the cannabis plant, creating a liquid that can be consumed orally.
Tinctures typically contain either THC, CBD or a combination of both.
Tinctures are convenient for consuming cannabis without using accessories like a pipe or vaporizer. You drop the liquid under your tongue to absorb it into your bloodstream. This is much faster than waiting to feel the effects of any ingested product, especially edibles, which can take up to 2 hours to kick in. Tincture doses can be controlled more precisely by using the built-in dropper. They also do not have any side effects associated with smoking, such as a dry mouth or coughing. They can also be discreetly used in public since they do not emit any odor with use. A tincture is a liquid cannabis-infused product formulated by extracting cannabinoid compounds, terpenes and other aromatics from the cannabis plant. They can vary in potency, carrier oils and extraction methods. Some tinctures are formulated to contain CBD, while others are made with THC or a mixture of ratios.
A cannabis tincture is considered one of the most effective ways to use marijuana. They’re absorbed under the tongue and can begin to take effect in as little as 15 minutes. They also deliver a more consistent experience than edibles, which can have varying onset times depending on how consumed and if the patient has an empty or full stomach. Studies indicate that tinctures can treat pain, stress/anxiety, insomnia, and other conditions. They also can help decrease or eliminate prescription medications for these conditions. Tinctures are available in many different concentrations of CBD and THC and a combination of both. Some people prefer CBD tinctures for specific therapeutic properties without the psychoactive effects.
Tinctures come in tinted glass bottles with droppers, allowing users to take a serving sublingually by dropping the liquid under their tongues. They typically contain CBD suspended in a carrier oil, such as olive, coconut, or hempseed oil. Tinctures that do not have THC are glycerin-based, while those that contain THC are alcohol-based. THC-infused tinctures can provide high doses of THC. Companies make THC tinctures in their acidic and raw form (THCA), so users can choose between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate options. Their tinctures also come in peppermint or natural flavors. While cannabis is generally safe, people should consult a doctor before using it, especially if they take prescription or over-the-counter medications. Reputable companies only choose products that contain safe, clearly labeled ingredients and confirm they are free from pesticides and heavy metals through third-party testing. It is also important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding use. For example, some tinctures should only be used in small amounts under the tongue.
They’re Easy to Use
Tinctures are a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis. They can be consumed sublingually by placing a small amount under the tongue and waiting for it to absorb before swallowing. Alternatively, they can be added to foods or beverages and mixed into a vaporizer for inhalation. Most tinctures contain CBD-only or low-THC (less than 0.3% THC) cannabis extract. However, medical and legal adult-use cannabis consumers can find THC tinctures made from high-THC cannabis flowers that contain varying ratios of THC and CBD. Tinctures can be found in various potency levels and are made using MCT oil or traditional alcohol as a base. The MCT oil-based tinctures are typically more palatable to consumers as they avoid the harshness of alcohol. This allows for an accurate and controlled dosage each time. Additionally, many people use tinctures for their ease of consumption, as there is no need for additional items like a grinder, pipe, or lighter.