You've probably heard of cannabis tinctures, but you might not know what they are. In this article we'll cover everything you need to know about using cannabis tinctures.
A cannabis tincture is a concentrated form of marijuana that can be ingested through the mouth. As the name suggests, tinctures are made by dissolving cannabis into alcohol. Tinctures can be used in many ways: they can be added to food or drinks (like coffee), applied topically, and even vaporized. Tinctures are often called green dragon due to its dark green color and powerful effects.
The difference between a cannabis tincture and an infusion is that while infusions use fat or glycerin as solvents for THC, tinctures rely on alcohol as their solvent instead. Fat-based methods tend to preserve more of the full spectrum of cannabinoids—the good stuff —than alcohol does; however, some believe that using fat as a solvent leads to slower absorption rates than those achieved through alcohol.
The strength of a cannabis tincture can vary widely, depending on the strain and the type of extraction used to produce the tincture. Tinctures are usually around 20 percent THC, but some can be as high as 60 percent THC. That’s more than twice as strong as many edibles!
How can you tell how strong your tincture is? You should look at the label or packaging and see if there’s any information about how much THC is in each serving size.
The alcohol or fat used to create a tincture is a solvent. This means it will dissolve some of the cannabinoids (the active compounds in cannabis) and then absorb them into our bloodstream. This is how tinctures work:
Tinctures are absorbed quickly into the body, making them an ideal option for those who want a quick, effective dose. There are two main ways to administer tinctures: under the tongue or orally. A tincture can be administered sublingually (under the tongue) by placing a few drops of it on your finger and rubbing it underneath your tongue for about 30 seconds before swallowing.
Tinctures are a great way to get the benefits of cannabis, without having to smoke or vape it. You can add them to your food and drink or use a dropper to put in your mouth. You can even use them on your skin if you have a problem area that needs some help. There are many different ways and benefits from using this type of product so next time someone asks what does tincture mean? Just tell them all about it!
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