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What Are Cannabis Tinctures?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. One of the greatest things about cannabis is how versatile it is. Smoking marijuana flower has always been – and still is – the standard consumption method. But smoking isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. That’s why edibles became such a hit on the market, especially considering how many variations there are.

Then cannabis tinctures made an appearance and have changed the scene again; though it seems tinctures are the underrated way to consume cannabis. They don’t take as long as edibles to activate and they don’t involve irritating your lungs. Some of them are even tasteless! Like the Select Tincture, which we’ll talk about later.

What are Tinctures?

Tinctures used to be the most common way to deliver medication around the prohibition era—including cannabis until it was banned in 1937. The medicine is a liquid tonic that comes in a glass bottle with a dropper.

Cannabis tinctures today are made when alcohol extracts cannabinoids and terpenes such as THC or CBD from decarboxylated cannabis plants. At the end of the process, the result is a liquid cannabis concentrate. It still comes in small glass bottles with droppers which allow for easier dosing.


There are two main ways you can do it:

    • Using the dropper, you want to place the correct number of drops under your tongue. Like any other cannabis product, its effects and strength vary, so reviewing dosage instructions is essential. But typically, it takes slightly longer to experience the results compared to smoking cannabis (still far faster than the hours it takes an edible to be broken down by your digestive system).
    • Another option is to add it to any food or dish. Some edibles, such as the Select tinctures, are flavorless, so they won’t take away or change any tastes. Choosing this method will take about as long as an edible since it needs to be ingested before you feel anything.

Perks of Tinctures

The dropper makes dosing easier than any other consumption method. Not only does this prevent you from consuming too much, but it allows better control over developing a tolerance. Remember, a little goes a long way.

Tinctures are potent, which means the smallest amount is all you need. This is especially nice if you’re someone who uses cannabis for medicinal purposes. Additionally, tinctures work wonders for anyone experiencing chronic pain because the effects last hours, similar to edibles but with fewer calories and less activation time.

When it comes to being discrete, tinctures win in every way. The bottles are small and easy to carry or tuck away. Plus, tinctures are odorless. There are various options and combinations of THC and CBD tinctures for anyone who wants to try them.


Tinctures really are underrated when it comes to marijuana options, whether you’re looking to get high or find pain relief, or both. So, we want to recommend our two favorite cannabis tinctures at Greeley Gallery.

The first is made by the brand Select, from right here in Portland, Oregon. They offer options to satisfy every consumer whether you want THC, CBD, or any combination in between. You can find them at our north Portland dispensary.

The second tincture we want you to know about is by Angel Hemp, another Oregon brand. We love them because they always provide the highest quality products with the closest sourced cannabinoids available. We love their CBD drops because they’re guilt-free in every way. Keep an eye out for them during your next visit to Greeley Gallery, or don’t wait and order it here today!

Final Thoughts

You really can’t go wrong when it comes to marijuana. There’s a method for everyone, each with its own pros and cons. But when it comes to cannabis tinctures, there aren’t really any cons. They’re potent, requiring only a tiny amount that kicks in within fifteen minutes and lasts for hours—the perfect combination between smoking and edibles.

We can’t recommend them enough and wish more people knew. Hence why we choose it for this week’s topic. We hope you’ve found it helpful and encourage you to give them a try. You can always trust the products here at Greeley Gallery’s cannabis dispensary because we pride ourselves on only offering that of the utmost quality. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask our outstanding staff members.

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