A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Tinctures

Have you heard about cannabis tinctures?

If you haven’t, now is the time to learn more about this unique way of consuming cannabis! Cannabis tinctures are becoming increasingly popular among millennials who prefer alternative methods of consumption. Whether you are new to cannabis or an experienced user, here is all you need to know about tinctures.

What is a Cannabis Tincture?

A cannabis tincture is an alcohol-based extract of a marijuana plant. It’s made by steeping the plant in high-proof food grade grain alcohol and then allowing it to sit until the desired potency is reached. This process extracts the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material into the alcohol, creating a concentrated product that can be used for various medical and recreational reasons.

The Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures

Cannabis tinctures offer many benefits compared to other forms of consumption. First, they are a great option for those who would rather use alternative methods than smoking or vaping. They also provide quick relief because they are absorbed sublingually (underneath your tongue). Plus, they can be used discreetly due to their inconspicuous nature; just drop them under your tongue and go about your day! Finally, they taste better than edibles because there is no added sugar or fat; just pure cannabis extract mixed with food grade alcohol.

How To Use Cannabis Tinctures

Using cannabis tinctures is simple — just place one full dropper underneath your tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds before swallowing it down. You can also add them to drinks or foods if that’s more comfortable for you! However, it should be noted that when added to food or drink they will take longer to take effect since digestion needs to occur first. Additionally, keep in mind that dosages vary depending on factors like body weight and tolerance levels so start off slow and work your way up! 

How to store your tinctures to maximize freshness.

There are a few steps you can take to safely store cannabis tincture:

  1. Keep it in a cool, dark place: Cannabis tinctures can be sensitive to light and heat, which can cause them to break down and lose potency over time. To preserve their quality, store your tinctures in a cool, dark place away from direct light, such as a pantry or a cabinet.

  2. Store it in a sealed container: To keep your tincture fresh and protect it from contaminants, it's important to store it in a sealed container with a tight-fitting lid. Glass bottles with dropper tops are a good choice, as they allow you to easily dispense the tincture and keep it from spilling.

  3. Keep it out of reach of children and pets: Cannabis tinctures can be dangerous if ingested by children or pets, so it's important to store them in a place that is out of reach. Consider using a locked cabinet or medicine safe to keep your tinctures securely stored.

  4. Consider storing in the refrigerator: If you live in a hot or humid environment, you may want to consider storing your tinctures in the refrigerator to help preserve their quality. Just be sure to keep them in a sealed container to protect them from moisture and other contaminants.

By following these steps, you help ensure your cannabis tinctures are stored safely and remain fresh and potent for as long as possible.

Cannabis tinctures are an alternative form of consuming marijuana with many benefits including quick relief and discreetness. Whether you are new to cannabis or an experienced user looking for something different, give tinctures a try. Just remember that dosages vary depending on factors like body weight so start off slow until you find what works best for you. 


(Note: this article is intended as informational only and does not intend to substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always consult with your healthcare professional or family doctor before consuming cannabis).