Cannabis THC tinctures are extracts of the chemical compound THC from cannabis diluted in alcohol. When administered orally or sublingually, they offer potent relief without the psychoactive properties or added risks smoking marijuana flowers or edibles may have.
What is a cannabis tincture, and how does it work?
A cannabis tincture is a liquid containing THC that often has alcohol or glycerin diluted in it. Tinctures are an easy way to administer cannabis oil, especially if you want a potent dose or rapid absorption. You can also hold the tincture under your tongue so that it’s absorbed through the tissues there and take effect almost immediately.
Consuming cannabis via this method is beneficial because THC isn’t combusted- meaning you won’t experience any negative respiratory side effects. Furthermore, the THC concentrates are more potent.
How are cannabis tinctures made?
You can easily make a tincture that contains THC from cannabis. First, extract the THC from the flower of the plant. Then, dilute it in high-proof alcohol or glycerin. Finally, add a flavoring agent like vanilla extract to improve taste if desired. Here are more specific instructions:
- First, in order to remove carbon dioxide from the cannabis plant, it must be ground into a fine powder.
- The flower is added to a jar, which is filled with 190-proof alcohol.
- After the jar is sealed, it is left to sit for a few weeks.
- After the initial waiting period, filter and remove the solids from the liquid.
Keep in mind that cannabis tinctures are only around one percent THC, so the THC levels will depend on how much weed is used. A stronger tincture requires more marijuana.
THC tinctures: A discrete way to consume cannabis
cannabis tinctures can be taken orally or sublingually, and rapidly enters the bloodstream this way. THC tinctures are much more discrete than other methods like smoking marijuana flowers or eating edibles because it doesn’t produce any harsh side effects. Furthermore, THC tinctures provide stronger relief than edibles typically do because THC isn’t metabolized by your liver before being absorbed when taking a cannabis tincture.
Come to The Bud Depot in Lyons, CO and pick up a cannabis tincture if you want an effective THC experience that is also unique.