A product that I see getting more and more traction is tincture. This kind of makes sense, as tincture was one of the most common ways to ingest cannabis before prohibition began. There are many reasons why tinctures were, and continue to be, a preferred method of consumption. Firstly, it is a smoke-free option. This means that the product is discrete, and it won’t leave you smelling like you just walked out of Hempfest. Second, tinctures can be created with specific cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and those compounds are able to be dosed out at specific quantities. This allows the producer to craft different cocktails of experience to meet the needs of the consumer. Lastly, tinctures are versatile in that they can be ingested sublingually or as an edible. As I mentioned in my previous post on edibles, edible highs are different than smoking highs, but tincture is unique in that it allows you to get the best of both worlds.
Tincture is normally ingested sublingually. A few drops under the tongue and the compounds are absorbed directly into your bloodstream through the capillaries in the mouth. This will produce an effect in about ten to fifteen minutes that mimics the high you would get from smoking, but tincture can also be taken as an edible. It takes longer to kick in; however, you get an extended effect as well as a more pronounced sensation in your body. All this to say, if you consume tincture both sublingually and as an edible, you can feel relief quickly as well as get a longer-lasting effect for later in the day. Just be sure not to go overboard! The last thing you want to do is take too much and be incapacitated. Thankfully, tinctures are also easy to dose out, so you can be confident in your ability to get just the right amount.
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