Did you know? The word “tincture” technically refers to extraction using alcohol as a solvent. While the term is also commonly used to describe oils infused with cannabis, the correct term for one of these is an “infusion”.
Tinctures are one of the oldest methods of concentrating plant compounds in medicine. They have historically been used to extract the benefits of a wide variety of plants, including cannabis. Traditionally tinctures are made using the Folk Method of submerging plant material in grain alcohol. Here at CVD, we combine organic cane alcohol with our CO2 cannabis extract to produce a tincture with consistent cannabinoid content for accurate dosing.
5 Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures and How To Take Advantage of Them
Tinctures are versatile for a number of reasons. Not only can they be added to a wide variety of food and beverages, but they can also be administered in several different ways.
Whether you’re looking for a discreet, efficient method of dosing cannabis or an easy way to determine your minimum effective dose, this is a great time to try tinctures. Make an Appointment for Tincture Tuesday (any Tuesday in February) and get 10% off all tinctures!
What’s the point of going to all this trouble, though? Surely you could just rely on the time-honored methods of smoking or go ‘twenty-first century’ with your dab rig?
As one of the oldest medicinal methods of concentrating plant compounds, tinctures have long been used to maximize the benefits plant yields, cannabis among them.
Key Benefits of Marijuana Tinctures
When you allow osmosis to take place, the marijuana tincture hits your brain in a quick-fire fashion. It absorbs into the bloodstream through the sublingual artery that’s close to your carotid, making it fast-acting and effective.
Depending on how much you pay and how many drops you take each time, cost-per-dosage tends to hover around 50 cents. Compare that to the cost of sucking down a half-gram joint, and you’ll start to see that you don’t need to spend a fortune to get high or to achieve the medical benefits.
How about the less positive side of tinctures, though? Are there any side effects?
If you need more, you can always dose between meals as well.
The answer to that question is simple: no, CBD tincture will not get you high. In fact, very few CBD products (e.g. dissolvable strips , wax , shatter , concentrates , tea , butter , pills , etc.) will get you high. This is because they’re prepared with high-CBD/low-THC strains to minimize the psychedelic effects and maximize the health benefits.
Whew! Try saying that fast 10 times after a few tokes on a Yoda OG bong. Alright, alright, enough levity! We’re here to learn about CBD tincture, so back to the subject at hand.
How Much CBD Tincture Should You Take?
This is especially true with homemade CBD tinctures (or, really, anything homemade) because you don’t know the exact concentration of CBD in the mix. With store-bought CBD tinctures, it’s a bit easier because of the valuable information on the label.
Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking a CBD product.
You’re still going to use the chart above to find a starting point, but now you have a bit more information to work with — namely, how much CBD is in each drop.
You can also use different types of alcohol such as brandy, vodka, or grain alcohol (Everclear) to produce unique flavors.