Discovering cannabis tinctures has been life-changing.
Until a couple of years ago, I was only aware of cannabis flower and edibles.
Once I started shopping at a local recreational dispensary, I realized that there are hundreds of products on the market. Tinctures offer very unique benefits. Along with recreational enjoyment, I use cannabis for motivation prior to a workout, treatment for aching muscles and relief from headaches and insomnia. There is not always the time or opportunity to roll a joint or pack a pipe to smoke. It’s not always convenient to create smoke, odors or mess. I’d prefer not to transport a bunch of extra gear, such as rolling papers, lighter, grinder, ass tray or battery. Tinctures are sold in a very small glass bottle that seals tightly. They fit easily into a purse, backpack or even a coat pocket and don’t leak. The included dropper makes precision dosing extremely simply. I place a drop or two under my tongue and wait a minute for the liquid to be absorbed. The sublingual absorption provides almost immediate onset of effects. Unlike edibles, tinctures have a wonderfully long shelf-life and don’t include a lot of calories. Because of their popularity, tinctures are available in a nearly endless selection of hybrids, indicas, sativas and both full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolates. I can target specific effects such as pain relief or relaxation. I can choose a sativa for energizing, uplifting effects or an indica to help me sleep. I can even add a tincture to a beverage or food, such as yogurt or a smoothie for the delayed onset of effects of an edible. They are so wonderfully versatile and ideal for both therapeutic properties and recreational pleasure.