What Are Cannabis Tinctures?
Cannabis tinctures are liquid concentrates that are made by soaking pure cannabis flower in alcohol. The flower soaks for an extended period of time and then is removed from the liquid, resulting in a marijuana tincture. These tinctures maintain the flower’s THC and CBD properties, as well as its distinctive aroma, to create a solution that can be used as a remedy for sleeplessness, pain, anxiety, and more.
How Do I Use Cannabis Tinctures?
One reason weed tinctures have become so popular in recent years is their discreteness. Most cannabis tinctures come with a dropper that makes dosage easy for patients who’d rather take their medicine subtly. Plus, unlike smoking and even vaping, cannabis tinctures do not carry an odor.
So how do I consume marijuana tinctures? Cannabis tinctures can be consumed orally by adding a few drops to your food or beverage, or sublingually, meaning applying the drops just under your tongue. Note: consuming pot tinctures orally may mean waiting longer to feel the effects, since the extraction is being carried through the digestive system, This means it could take up to an hour before you feel the effects. If you are taking the tincture sublingually, simply drop your preferred dosage under your tongue and wait 30 seconds before swallowing.
Who Uses Cannabis Tinctures and Which Ones are Best?
Cannabis tinctures are used by many individuals for medicinal uses and intermittent usage— like to help with sleeping or as a temporary pain reliever for ailments like headaches and menstrual cramps. Even pets can use tinctures! THCSD carries vet-approved brands like My Best Bud to help San Diego pet owners care for their furry friends. High CBD tinctures can help pets deal with pain and anxiety— just like with humans!
For both pets and humans, it’s important to dose according to need! Follow the recommended dosage information, but make sure to wait for the effects to kick in before you up your dose. Each person is different, so adjust your dosage within your own comfort zone.
THC Tinctures vs CBD Tinctures
Cannabis tinctures are available in both THC-dominant and CBD-dominant varieties. THCSD carries the industry’s top tincture brands like Papa & Barkley, whose premium tinctures come in an array of CBD to THC ratios, so our SD users can tailor their experience. Not a fan of the psychoactive effects of smoking flower? You might love Proof’s CBD Rich Tincture that has a 20:1 CBD to THC ratio, allowing you to reap the benefits of nature’s medicine without feeling overwhelmed by cognitive changes. If you’re new to cannabis, a balanced CBD and THC tincture is the perfect product to give a try! Need help choosing the right ratio for you? Our Mission Valley cannabis tincture experts are here to help.