When it comes to the more medicinal-focused cannabis products, it’s hard to beat a high-quality tincture.
Tinctures are alcohol-based liquid extracts that are usually placed under the tongue for mucosal delivery (you can also simply swallow it or add it to a drink or food, but it will be absorbed more slowly through the liver).
There are many reasons why we love tinctures, but we’ll give you just a few of our favorites:
Great for microdosing: tinctures often come packaged with a measurement dropper that allows for consumers to track their dosage. This is key when working to find your optimal dose of product to consume at any one time.
Wide variety of options: tinctures can be formulated in any number of ways – high CBD/low THC, a balance of THC & CBD, and the list goes on and on… It is because of this versatility that consumers may be more inclined to find an option that really works best for what they are trying to achieve through their cannabis consumption.
Discretion: generally speaking, tinctures come in pretty small jars and, of course, do not give off that typical cannabis flower smell. For those looking to still enjoy the benefits cannabis may offer without being too obvious about consuming it, this is a good way to go.
Quick onset of effects: the average onset time for a tincture is roughly 5-15 minutes. This means that you should be able to understand how it will affect you before moving on to your next activity.
Using a tincture is fairly simple! Just place the desired dose under your tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds (the longer you hold it there the more that is generally absorbed) and then swallow. You can expect the average length of any effects to last approximately 2-4 hours.
While they still only make up a small portion of cannabis product sales, we have long been advocates for the use of tinctures by both new and experienced cannabis consumers and hope that they continue to gain in popularity.