Tinctures 101: All You Need To Know

A tincture is a great user-friendly option for many individuals who are looking to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana.
cannabis tincture 101

Concentrates have been steadily growing in popularity recently due to their high potent nature and variety of methods for extraction and processing. As a result, there are more options for concentrates these days than there has been in the past. This comes with its own excitement and some words of caution.

Concentrates are not the same as flower, meaning they need to be stored differently. While flower stores well in a mason jar or other glass-style container that is fully sealed and away from light, different concentrates have different requirements for storing. Fortunately, FairCannaCare has done the research for you! Here are some tips for how to properly store cannabis concentrates.

Tinctures are typically consumed orally. This is similar to edibles (in fact, tinctures can also be baked into desserts or cooked in dishes), but they are typically very fast acting. This is one of the reasons they are so preferred over other consumption methods; the other is the ease of use.

So, how do you use a tincture? Well, there are three ways:

  1. Sublingual – This is how tinctures were originally designed to be used. It is the quickest method with the effects not only coming on quicker as it is a fairly direct route to the bloodstream and the effects can also be stronger with this method. All the user needs to do, is drop the appropriate dosage under the tongue and count to 30 and then swallow.
  2. Orally – The second method is similar to the first, but instead of dropping it under the tongue and waiting, you simply drop the desired dosage in your mouth and swallow immediately. This method does have a bit of a delay in the effects and can take up to an hour before they come on.
  3. Baking – Thirdly, you can drop your dosage into a food or beverage and consume it as an edible. This will also take longer than sublingual consumption, but it is favored by a lot of patients.
cannabis tincture 101
cannabis tinctures 101

Benefits of Tinctures

Besides the ease of use, there are a few additional benefits when looking at tinctures in comparison to other methods of consuming cannabis. Some of these benefits include:

  • Discretion: Tinctures are typically sold in a bottle or syringe made of either glass or plastic, and does not have a smell like that of bud. It is very discreet and looks like any other form of liquid medication.
  • Fast Acting: When taken under the tongue, tinctures tend to be very fast acting and the effects are relatively strong when compared to a joint.
  • No Calories: If consumed orally, there are zero calories in tinctures as compared to edibles, which are typically found in the form of sweets (cookies, gummies, brownies). This way, you can get a similar experience, but without the extra sugar!
  • Precise Dosage: Tinctures are great for medical users who require a specific dosage and do not want to overdo it. This is easy to do with edibles, flower and other types of concentrates. However, as tinctures come with an easy-to-use dropper, it is as simple as taking a few drops at a time until you experience relief. Also, since it is fast acting, you do not have to wait 30-60 minutes to feel relief.

Despite the many benefits and ease-of-use, tinctures are still not as popular as traditional methods of consumption, such as smoking and even vaping. As the cannabis industry continues to put resources into this consumption method, we should see more talk of it. Fortunately, many online cannabis dispensary and storefront locations have cannabis tinctures available and it is a relatively affordable product. Click here to shop now!

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