The great thing about using marijuana in the United States nowadays is that you have plenty of options for what you want to use. Most people are familiar with a few different types of cannabis products, but they still don’t have a good idea of the sheer amount of product varieties that are available to them. Obviously, smoking whole flower cannabis is one of the most popular ways to use marijuana, since many people agree that it is the most effective way to feel the effects of THC quickly. But what about marijuana use for people that don’t want to smoke weed? Are there ways to use cannabis that don’t involve sacrificing the health of your lungs? Of course! Edibles, tinctures, topicals, and other methods are all great ways to consume cannabis that don’t need to be inhaled. Tinctures are an extremely effective and unique method of cannabis consumption that not a lot of people are familiar with. Today, I wanted to write a blog post explaining the science behind marijuana tinctures and tell you why they are a completely viable alternative to smoking or using edibles.
So what are tinctures and how do they work? Well, cannabis tinctures are mostly alcohol based extracts. There is a lot of science that goes into the creation and function of cannabis tinctures, but in the simplest of terms, it’s basically cannabis infused alcohol. Now, I am not talking about alcohol and cannabis oil in some 50/50 mixture that will get you crossed in no time. There is very little alcohol in cannabis tinctures – it’s mostly just THC. Did you know that cannabis oils and tinctures were the main forms of medical cannabis in the United States when medical programs began to become established?
It was much easier for policy makers to accept using cannabis oil rather than smoking it. Plus, it does make more sense from a medical standpoint to use tinctures. Patients can avoid the negative impacts of smoking and can administer very accurate and precise doses of THC using a dropper. Cannabis tinctures can be extremely potent and also contain high amounts of CBD. All these things make tinctures a great option for medical and recreational marijuana users alike. So if you are wanting to try out cannabis tinctures for yourself, I definitely recommend reading the rest of this article to learn more about them.
The great thing about cannabis tinctures, as I just mentioned earlier, is that they can be administered in very precise doses. Plus, they are super discrete and easy to use. You can purchase some flavored tinctures at your local dispensary and simply administer a drop or two as is under your tongue. They are super discrete and portable. Let’s face it – no one wants to smell like weed all the time. If you don’t have time to shower or change clothes after smoking, cannabis tinctures offer a great alternative. You can even use these things in public and no one will really know. Plus, the effects from the THC after using a tincture will be felt relatively quickly compared to edibles or topicals. In fact, you can start feeling it in as little as 15 minutes or so. Edibles are great because of how long they last, but it can be annoying to sit around for an hour while you wait for them to kick in. Using tinctures, you’ll be soaring in the clouds in no time. Cannabis tinctures can also be added to food or beverages and consumed while you have dinner. Honestly, I think I might go out and buy some cannabis tinctures really soon.