When sealed tightly and properly stored, tinctures provide an exceptionally long shelf life
For me, tinctures are the perfect cannabis product. They offer all of the benefits of a plant-based medicine with none of the drawbacks of smoking. I don’t want to draw attention to myself when I consume cannabis. I use it to treat joint pain, migraines and insomnia. I’ve found that cannabis helps me to relax at the end of a long workday and also motivates me at the start of a workout session. It works to provide a little boost of energy when I’m heading out on a run or a bike ride. Cannabis effectively clears my head and elevates my mood when I go for a walk or a hike. If I’m hanging out with friends, I prefer cannabis over alcohol. Tinctures come in a very compact package that fits right into a pocket. The bottle includes a dropper for precision dosing down to the milliliter. I know exactly how much THC and/or CBD I’m getting in each dose. I don’t need any extra gear such as a lighter, rolling papers, battering or dab rig to consume it. I simply place a drop or two under my tongue and wait for the tincture to absorb. The sublingual application results in a quick onset of effects. If I want to delay the effects, I can add the tincture to a variety of foods or beverages. It then works just like a traditional edible but without the added calories. Plus, there’s no smoke, odors or ash. When sealed tightly and properly stored, tinctures provide an exceptionally long shelf life. I shop at the dispensary for a wide variety of strains, potency and categories of tinctures.