What Are Cannabis Tinctures and How Do They Work?
As we all know there is a variety of diverse ways you can use cannabis to reap the therapeutic and recreational effects. However, one of the least utilized but oldest methods of cannabis consumption is through cannabis tinctures. Back in the late 1800s and up until the 1930s cannabis tinctures were a common, over-the-counter medicine with many uses that was found in most medicine cabinets in the U.S.
How Are Cannabis Tinctures Made?
Cannabis tinctures are simply a concentrated liquid form of cannabis. They often take on a dark green shade as the plants chlorophyll, as well as terpenes and cannabinoids, infuse with the liquid. More commonly tinctures are made with alcohol – but they can also be made just as effectively with glycerin – or vegetable oil – especially if you want to be able to use the tincture in cooking as well.
How Do Cannabis Tinctures Work?
Tinctures are most commonly used sublingually – meaning be letting it sit under the tongue, so the cannabinoids and terpenes can absorb into the bloodstream through the blood vessels lining the mouth. This provides quick onset of effects – usually within fifteen minutes – the next quickest way to experience the effects of cannabis compared to smoking or vaping.
You can also use tinctures to more accurately dose while still consuming orally – as you would an edible. The difference between orally and sublingually taking a cannabis tincture is that if you consume it with food or water it will take up to an hour for the effects to take place as the cannabinoids are processed in your digestive system, rather than entering your bloodstream directly.
When are Cannabis Tinctures a Good Option?
Cannabis tinctures are a perfect option for anyone who is looking for the full range of effects that cannabis has to offer, with a quick onset, and without the need to inhale smoke or vapor. Most people who choose to use cannabis tinctures are medical users, especially parents, children, and the elderly.
Evergreen Organix offers Cannabis Tinctures that are made with kosher-grade vegetable glycerin and are both flavored and water soluble. The tinctures come in flavors like Grape, Bubblegum, and Cinnamon – and are dosed at 100 or 250 milligrams of THC per bottle – making them easy for anyone to consume and dose either sublingually or orally by dissolving it in water.