What Are Cannabis Tinctures?June 30, 2020
Tinctures are something of an unsung hero in the cannabis world. With a rich history, easy dosing, and a variety of ways to consume, there’s a lot to love about these unique products. Let’s dive in!
A Rich History
There’s a long, often forgotten history around cannabis tincture in America. Before prohibition, tinctures were the most widely used form of cannabis in the states. For decades they’ve been used as an efficient way to get the benefits of cannabis in a health-conscious fashion. Today, most attention goes to other methods of consuming cannabis—like smoking flower, and the ever-growing world of concentrates. But you can still find cannabis tinctures in just about any marijuana dispensary in the country, and there’s plenty of reasons why they’ve been around as long as they have.
Smokeless, Measured Cannabis Consumption
Tinctures are the perfect entry point for anyone looking to get into smokeless cannabis consumption. Since they come with a measured dropper, users can get the exact dose they want, everytime. And since their effects can be felt within minutes, tinctures are easier than edibles to gauge if you need to take more. Compared to edibles, cannabis tinctures are a low-calorie alternative, too. So for those diet-conscious users out there, there’s little to no guilt that comes with tincture use.
How to Consume Tinctures
Tinctures are typically administered sublingually—by placing them under your tongue. This way, the cannabinoids are absorbed more rapidly than when immediately swallowed. Tinctures can always be consumed in food or drinks, too—the only difference is that sublingual administration allows users to feel the effects more quickly.
Popular Ways to Use Cannabis Tinctures
The uses for tincture are endless, easily making it one of the most versatile ways to consume cannabis. They come in different THC:CBD ratios too, so whether you’re looking for a relaxing, non-psychoactive experience, a potent high, or anything in between, there’s an option out there for you. Tonic Drops are a great example—they’re a relatively tasteless cannabis tincture that can be added to just about any food or drink, and come in a variety of THC:CBD formulas.
Here’s a few of our favorite ways to use cannabis tinctures:
- An extra boost with your morning coffee
- Hectic morning? Calm down with a few drops in a smoothie
- A few drops to spice up that afternoon hike
- Something extra for your cup of evening tea
- Infused popcorn for your next movie night
- The perfect mocktail happy hour alternative
- For bringing your ice cream up a notch
- A few drops on top of your next batch of cookies, brownies, or any other baked good
- Mix with just about any sauce, dressing, soup, etc. for a little something extra with lunch or dinner
- A subtle, smokeless option before heading out to a concert
Do you have a go-to method for using cannabis tincture? We want to hear about it!