Tinctures have been around for a really long time. In fact, before marijuana became explicitly illegal during the early 1900’s, they used to be the most common way that Americans consumed marijuana. This is because they are a safe, effective, discreet, precise and fast-acting option for ingesting cannabis.
What are Tinctures?
Tinctures are made by infusing cannabis extracts such as THC and CBD into a liquid that can be easily absorbed by the body. Typically, the liquid used in tinctures is an alcohol base. However, recently, more health-conscious options have been used as liquid bases. This includes glycerin based liquids, and oils such as grapefruit seed oil or hemp oil.
How are Tinctures Used?
Tinctures can either be taken sublingually, or be ingested like edibles. They are consumed sublingually by placing a number of drops under the tongue, allowing them to be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. This method is very fast-acting and will produce effects within minutes. The high produced by this method usually peaks within 45 minutes and can last as long as 3 hours.
When ingested (swallowed), tinctures have similar effects to other edibles. The process is slower and longer than when administered sublingually. The buzz is slower to appear, usually taking 30 to 45 minutes to manifest itself. Moreover, the high will not peak for at least 2 hours after ingestion, and can last anywhere from 4-6 hours. Also similarly to edibles, users typically report experiencing a more intense body high when swallowing the liquid.
These two options provide consumers with the luxury of choosing how long their high will last, how long it will take to kick in, and what kind of effects they wish to experience. Additionally, tinctures can also be added to foods, beverages, and recipes. Some examples of foods and beverages that people typically apply tincture to include juices, teas, ice creams, soups, potatoes, rice, grains, and chicken.
What are The Advantages of Using Tinctures?
There are numerous advantages to consuming marijuana in liquid form, rather than through traditional methods. Tinctures are precise in their measurements, allowing users to be precise in their dosing. With tinctures, you can measure exactly how much of each cannabinoid you are ingesting, something that can not be done when smoking or vaping.
Tinctures are one of the most secretive and discreet methods of consuming cannabis. Not only do users not have to deal with smoke or vapor, but most cannabis infused liquids are virtually odorless. As such, they can be carried and used without the worry of alerting others. Moreover, because they can be added to foods and beverages, they provide users with a great degree of flexibility in how they are consumed.
Tinctures are a safe, health-conscious method of consuming weed. They allow marijuana users to medicate without the risk of damaging their lungs with possibly harmful smoke or vapor. Moreover, because of their discreetness, they can be carried, handled, and consumed in public without the worry of breaking any smoking or possession laws.
Tinctures are also appreciated for the amount of control they give users over their high. By being able to precisely measure how much of each cannabinoid is consumed, and by being able to choose how they consume it, individuals can make sure that they are getting enough cannabinoids, without the risk of getting too high.
Lastly, tinctures can last for a long time if stored properly. Tinctures that are stored in appropriate liquid containers, and are kept in cool, dark, dry places, can last for years before losing their quality. Additionally, because they are odorless, and are typically sold in small liquid bottles, they are simple to store and preserve.
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