There are many delivery methods for both THC and CBD but tinctures is one method that is not talked about as often as the more commons methods such as smoking or vaping. Many cannabis connoisseurs have rejected the possible benefits of tinctures outright as they view them as only for newbies or specifically for medical marijuana patients. Nothing could be further from the truth and if the tincture is purchased from a reputable source, it can be something fun and new for even the most experienced cannabis user. The key is to do your homework before making a purchase as there are a lot of options out there, some better than others.
Give Your Lungs a Break
Yes you can clear a bong better than anyone you know and your lungs are in tip top shape. Let’s keep them that way and give them a break every so often. Using a tincture does exactly that, gives your respiratory system a break. If you are not a fan of edibles, consider giving tinctures a try. If this is your first time, definitely ask your budtender to recommend just the right one for your needs. If you use cannabis for any medical condition, tinctures are an easy way to make sure you get your medicine and unlike with an edible, as this is a sublingual (under the tongue) delivery method, the cannabis bypasses your digestive system and the effects are felt much faster. If you do like edibles and want to add a little something extra to your brownie, a few drops of a good tincture can really elevate your buzz.
Dosing Made Easy
More benefits of tinctures are the dosing is super easy. Any bottle you buy will have specific dosage instructions on the label and most tinctures are dosed by the dropper full. If you think that might be starting off with too much you can always scale back to literally one drop at a time. Just wait 15 minutes and do a “how am I doing” assessment. This method is excellent for newbies who are nervous about getting too high. With tinctures, it is very unlikely unless you down the entire bottle, not recommended. For the cannabis connoisseur, adding tinctures as part of your session can really change things up. If you feel you need to be a little bit higher, add a few drops under your tongue and enjoy. Conversely, having a tincture around that is high in CBD can work wonders in those rare moments when you find that you’ve gotten too high, just a few drops to bring you down a little bit. It’s all about creating the right balance for yourself.
A Few Downsides
As with so many nearly perfect things like cannabis, they are not in fact perfect and there can be a few downsides as opposed to benefits of tinctures. With regards to tinctures, the biggest downside is probably taste. If you view using a tincture in the same way you view taking any medication, then the taste most likely won’t bother you as much but for other cannabis users who want their cannabis to taste good, or at least not taste bad, finding the right tincture to satisfy your taste buds can be a challenge. Again this is why a good trustworthy budtender is essential. They will know which ones to avoid, tastewise. Another downside of tinctures is there has been so many of them on the market in the last year or so and the claims companies have started making about what their particular tinctures can do are unreasonable and in some cases just outright lies. Reading labels carefully is important as many companies advertise cannabis tinctures that people believe are high in THC when in fact they have little to no THC and are high in CBD. This is fine if that is what you are looking to purchase but take the time to confirm either verbally, by text or email exactly what you are buying. Ask direct questions and if you are not sure about a product, don’t spend your money on it. There are plenty of good quality tinctures out there to choose from whether you want CBD, THC or both.