What are Cannabis Tinctures?
Cannabis tinctures are one of the oldest methods of consuming cannabis and are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. They are a great way to get the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects of smoking.
With a tincture, you can easily and accurately dose your cannabis, and they can be discreetly taken at any time of day. Tinctures are a liquid form of cannabis extract that is usually made using a high-proof alcohol. The cannabis is soaked in the alcohol for a period of time, usually several weeks, and the resulting mixture is then strained and the alcohol evaporated. This leaves behind an extract that is high in cannabinoids and terpenes.
Tinctures are typically taken sublingually (under the tongue) as this allows for quick absorption into the bloodstream. It is important to hold the tincture under the tongue for at least 30 seconds to ensure the cannabinoids are absorbed. Tinctures can also be mixed with other liquids such as juice or water, and they can be added to food or drink recipes.
When using tinctures, it’s important to start with a low dose and work your way up as needed. Start with a small amount, such as one or two drops, and wait to see how it affects you before increasing the dosage. This way you can avoid any unwanted side effects.
Tinctures are a great way to enjoy cannabis without having to smoke it or consume edibles. They are fast-acting and easy to dose, making them an ideal option for those looking for the medicinal benefits of cannabis. So if you’re looking for a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis, tinctures may be just what you’re looking for.