What Are Cannabis Tinctures
Cannabis tinctures have been prevalent in North America, with history dating back to the 19th century, a time when tinctures were the main method of consumption for medicinal cannabis, before cannabis prohibition was implemented by the United States of America in 1937. Traditionally, cannabis tinctures are made by soaking decarboxylated bud and plant material in high percentage alcohol. This process extracts the various cannabinoids and terpenes, allowing them to seperate from the rest of the undesirable plant-matter such as waxes and lipids. What is left is an all-purpose medicinal tincture or alcohol-based solution that is ideal for almost any ailment that can be treated with cannabis.Throughout time, cannabis tinctures have been referred to as “green dragon” due to its deep green hue. These days, with the advancements of cannabis related scienceAlthough this name may seem menacing or intimidating, cannabis tinctures are actually one of the most user-friendly and easily applicable cannabis products available today.
The Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures
Although the use of tinctures is not as prevalent as it was in the past, when it was once were the most prescribed form of cannabis medication at the time. Tinctures are still favoured by medical cannabis patients who have the need to medicate without wanting to feel the psycho-active or “high” feelings associated with cannabis or THC. This concentrated liquid form of cannabis offers users plenty of benefits, whether they be therapeutically, versatility or discretion. Tinctures are quickly absorbed through the blood stream, making them fast acting and allowing a shorter time period for the cannabinoids to connect to receptors. What also makes cannabis tinctures great is that they are odor-free, making them especially discreet. Medical or recreation users are able to medicate safely without disturbing others. Health-wise, cannabis tinctures are considered one of the safest ways to use medical cannabis. Since tinctures are primarily used orally or topically, compared to tradtional smoking, tincture users are able to avoid the negative side-effects associated with smoking, such as the carcinogens and toxins in the smoke.
How To Use Cannabis Tinctures
Tinctures are very multi-purpose and have almost endless opportunities to be applied. Cannabis tinctures are most commonly used sublingually – this method allows for the quickest absoption of THC into your bloodstream, which in turn advances the amount of time required for users to feel the full effects, in the shortest amount of time. The sublingual method involves dropping an ideal or prescribed dosage under the tongue, and to wait roughly 30 seconds before swallowing the tincture. Tinctures can also be easily used by dropping the predetermined dosage onto your tongue and instantly swallowing. What makes tinctures even more versatile and if not easier-enjoyable, is that they simply be added into your favourite food or beverages because the cannabinoids are already activated.