Tinctures have been a typical form of medicine since ancient times.
This week, cannabis tinctures are gaining popularity for portability, discretion and convenience. Tinctures are created by steeping cannabis in alcohol and are ingested in the mouth in a variety of ways. They are easy to produce, offer a long shelf-life and avoid the disadvantages of smoking. There’s no need for extra fear, no ash, smoke or stinks… For full effect, a few hits of the tincture are put under the tongue and held there. The cannabinoids are absorbed sublingually and supply quick onset of effects. The remaining liquid can then be swallowed for absorption through the digestive tract and a delayed onset of effects. Tinctures can also be added to foods and beverages such as cooking oil, pasta sauces, butter, smoothies or tea. I savor that the package is compact and sealed. It fits truly into our wallet or pocket and can be truly conveyed. Each bottle features a handy dropper that allows for microdosing. It’s very easy to customize our dose anywhere from 2.5 mg to 20 mg. A little tends to go a very long way. There are tinctures that are truly CBD while others strictly offer THC or a combination of the multiple. Tinctures are available in sativas, indicas and hybrids to target certain effects and benefits and are commonly used to relieve pain, improve sleep, treat muscle pain, reduce nausea, decrease anxiety and treat epilepsy. I am currently going through menopause and dealing with insominia, boiling flashes, head aches and muscle cramps. Consulting with the budtender at the store has proven severely helpful. I’ve found various tinctures that supply effective relief.