What is a Cannabis Tincture and Why You Will Love It
Long before the Doobie Brothers and big blunts were the buzz of the bud world, most Americans ingested their marijuana in the form of a cannabis tincture. Before big vape clouds were cool, marijuana was mostly consumed in a medicine dropper, like NyQuil or Visine, which makes it seem a bit boring, doesn't it? Then came the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, and poof, weed consumption disappeared, and weed tinctures along with it.
Except, we all know that's not how it went down. Weed stuck around, but tinctures lost their luster. That is, until recently. The popularity of a new generation of cannabis tinctures has revitalized the market, thanks in part to marijuana decriminalization and regulation.
In the right state, anyone over the age of 21 can walk into a dispensary and purchase a high-quality tincture, just like in the Roarin' Twenties, right before the Great Depression, which only occurred once they took our weed away (just kidding, it was before that). The number of options available today can be paralyzing for the first-time purchaser. Use this guide to learn the benefits of using a tincture, some tincture basics, what the different types of tincture are, and how much they really cost per dose. By the time you finish, you'll know exactly what type of tincture you want to buy.
Benefits of a Tincture
When you take a tincture, you give your lungs a break, one they may sorely appreciate. But that’s not the only benefit:
Tinctures are easy to measure which is ideal for micro, heavy, and even moderate dosing. Whatever your dosage, tinctures work best when taken under the tongue.
Epi- or Sublingual Consumption
There are two recommended ways to take a tincture.
Types of Cannabis Tinctures
First, you’ve got to know the difference between oil and water-based tinctures.
Tinctures Are Too Expensive... Right?
Whichever type of tincture you decide to buy, you may find the cost intimidating. Price varies depending on:
With this guide in hand, you have everything you need to know to purchase a tincture. Whether you buy a CBD, THC, or full-spectrum tincture, you're sure to appreciate the benefits of a smokeless high. Be sure to place the tincture under your tongue for the best effects, although dropping them in smoothies can be relaxing, too. Whatever you decide to do, as long as you’re purchasing a tincture, your lungs will thank you.