With the legalization of recreational cannabis, the industry is booming. Today, dispensaries all over the world stock a lot more than just weed. Extracts, shatter, hash, CBD, edibles, topicals, tinctures, you name it. In fact, compared to all of these, smoking weed almost seems outdated.
Today, CBD Tinctures are extremely famous in the medicinal cannabis community. Extremely effective, fast acting, and arguably more powerful than normal over the counter medications, tinctures can be a useful input in your medicine cabinet.
But what exactly are CBD tinctures? How do I use them? What are its benefits?
These are all great and relevant questions. But don’t worry, because you are in the right place. In this article, we will be answering all of these and more! So let’s begin
What are CBD Tinctures?
The simplest definition of CBD tinctures are that they are alcohol based cannabis extracts, or cannabis infused alcohol.
Yup, you read that right, tinctures are in fact a combination of two of your favorite products. And it might surprise you, but CBD tinctures were the main form of cannabis medicine, until it was banned of course.
Extremely effective against a number of conditions, tinctures also serve as a great starting point for new users of cannabis.
How to use CBD Tinctures?
Luckily, dosing CBD tinctures is quite easy. Nearly all brands come with a dropper, which you can use to measure your intake.
The classic way to use tinctures is quite simple. Just use the dropper to drop it under your tongue, wait around 30 seconds, and then swallow. This will allow the CBD to infuse almost immediately into your bloodstream, and the effects to begin swiftly. If you are using tinctures for the first time, we recommend starting off with a 1ml dose, and working your way up from there.
At the same time, many people also choose to mix tinctures with their food, or add it to drinks.
Benefits of CBD Tinctures
- They’re discrete: With no smell and a very small, easily disguisable packaging, Tinctures allow you to consume medicinal cannabis at any time and anywhere, without facing any judgmental or stereotypical looks.
- Fast onset: When compared to edibles which normally take around 45 minutes to one hour to set in, Tinctures start working their magic in around 10 to 15 minutes.
- Easy to dose: In fact, CBD Tinctures are the easiest form of cannabis to dose. Since all of them come with a dropper, you can increase or decrease your dosage as you feel like it.
How to make CBD Tinctures?
If you already use tinctures and love them, you might have wondered how tinctures are actually made. Luckily for you they are actually quite easy to make. All you need is an airtight jar, high proof alcohol, a strainer, and of course, your favorite high CBD strain.
What you need to do is mix approximately 750ml of high proof alcohol with around one ounce of decarboxylated, ground cannabis. Seal the mixture in a jar, mix it well, and leave it for a couple of weeks. And Voila, your tincture is ready.