Cannabis tinctures are a convenient, easy and discreet consumption method that provides an exceptional ration of cannabinoids.
Tinctures are made by infusing cannabis into alcohol, grapeseed oil or hemp oil and allows ingestion without a combustion or inhalation process.
They are similar in many ways to an edible but avoid the high calorie content and offer quicker onset of effects. I prefer tinctures because it eliminates the need for a bunch of extra gear. I don’t need to carry around a grinder, lighter, tray, rolling papers or a bag of flower. Instead, tinctures are packaged in small, sealed bottles that are easy to transport and store. They are one of the safest ways to consume cannabis. Each bottle includes a dropper for very precise dosing of specific cannabinoids. With smoking or vaping, it’s nearly impossible to calculate just how much of each cannabinoid is included with each puff. With tinctures, it’s easy to use the measurements marked on the dropper and a little goes a long way. There is some versatility in options for consuming tinctures. They can be taken sublingually, orally or added to foods or beverages. For sublingual application, a few drops of liquid are placed under the tongue. Holding the extract in place for one to two minutes allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed by membranes under the tongue and inside the cheeks. They are immediately transported into the bloodstream and effects are usually felt within about thirty minutes. The effect can last up to three hours. It’s also possible to swallow the tincture. It then works more like an edible and effects can take one to two hours to be felt and last six hours or more. Tinctures can be added to favorite foods or liquids such as pudding, yogurt, coffee or tea.