How To Consume Tinctures

by | Jun 4, 2023 | Consumption, Tinctures | 0 comments

Cannabis tinctures have a long history spanning several centuries. These liquid infusions of cannabis have been traditionally employed for medicinal purposes and continue to be utilized for that reason today. They also serve as a discreet method of cannabis consumption.Free Close-Up Shot of CBD Oil in a Dropper Stock Photo

What is a tincture?

A cannabis tincture is created by infusing cannabis into a liquid, commonly alcohol or glycerin, and sometimes oil. This infusion allows cannabinoids like THC, CBD, delta-8, and others to be absorbed into the liquid, making it consumable. Tinctures can be made by placing cannabis flower or extracts into the liquid, or by extracting cannabis compounds separately and adding them to the liquid. Terpenes and other compounds can also be incorporated into the tincture. Tinctures are highly valued for their discreetness and fast-acting nature, as they are typically consumed sublingually, where the tincture quickly enters the bloodstream through the blood vessels under the tongue and reaches the brain.

Types of Tinctures

Tinctures come in various types depending on their composition. Full-spectrum tinctures contain all the compounds found in a specific cannabis strain, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and more. On the other hand, tinctures can also be formulated with single, isolated compounds like THC, CBD, or others, or a combination of different compounds. These types of tinctures often incorporate essential oils, terpenes, or additional compounds to enhance their effects.

There are several common tincture varieties available, including those with high THC content, high CBD content, a blend of THC and CBD, and full-spectrum tinctures. Additionally, tinctures derived from hemp, such as CBD and delta-8, are also popular options.

How to Determine the Potency

Determining the potency of a tincture is a straightforward process facilitated by the dropper included with most tincture bottles. The dropper is typically marked with measurements for convenient dosing. A typical dose is approximately half a dropper, equivalent to around 0.5 mL. If a milder dose is desired, one can take less, such as 0.25 mL, while a stronger dose can be achieved by taking more, such as 1.0 mL. This allows for easy customization of the dosage based on individual preferences and needs.

What Are They Usually Used For?

Tinctures serve various purposes for individuals. Medicinally, they are commonly used to alleviate specific symptoms like pain, nausea, or insomnia. Additionally, tinctures can be consumed for recreational purposes, providing a means to achieve a desired level of intoxication. Their discreet nature and rapid onset of effects make them highly appealing. Tinctures are also appreciated for their ease of dosing, making them suitable for microdosing purposes.

Enrico Bratta

Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.


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Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.