These days the sky’s the limit when it comes to marijuana consumption. You can smoke, eat, drink, and even apply cannabis topically on the skin with a salve. Further, the effects of cannabis are similarly versatile – we can experience the psychoactive high marijuana is so famous for just as easily by using it for medicinal purposes. Cannabis helps us relax, heal and boosts creativity. What other drug, let alone plant, has such abundant potential and use?
Every year the cannabis industry explodes with new products for us to try. At this point, the options are nearly endless, and some are bound to fall to the wayside while others dominate popularity. For instance, while smoking dried cannabis flower remains a classic, tinctures are a lesser-known yet valuable consumption method.
What are Cannabis Tinctures?
For some, the thought of tinctures stirs images of old apothecaries from the 1600s, full of little glass bottles of liquid medicine. And actually, it isn’t far off. People have used tinctures for centuries, and they’re actually one of the oldest methods of medicine in the world!
Tinctures are in small glass bottles containing a liquid made of highly concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol, vegetable glycerin, or oil. They usually come with a dropped attached to the lip, which is used for dosing directly into your mouth – although you can add it to any beverage too. Since the potency of the herbs, or in our case the cannabis, is strengthened, it doesn’t take much to experience the effects.
Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures
As a recreational and medicinal cannabis dispensary, we at Greeley Gallery are obsessed with cannabis tinctures. Most cannabis consumption methods have pros and cons. For instance, smoking marijuana is an excellent way to achieve a fast-acting high, but the smoke can be a nuisance, especially indoors, and isn’t exactly discrete. This makes tinctures so great – there’s no downside, only benefits. Allow us to share a few.
- Little Wait Time
Seeing as tinctures are consumed orally, some customers assume the activation time is similar to the lengthy wait time of edibles. However, tinctures are actually more like smoking in that respect because tinctures provide a fast-acting high by entering your bloodstream through the lining of your mouth. You should feel the effects within 15 to 30 minutes. Though, it’s worth noting the results can take longer if you consume it after adding it to food or a beverage.
Tinctures, like edibles, are easy to hide and consume under the radar and are particularly great at social functions. After being cooped up for so long due to the pandemic, many of us feel anxious when around groups of people again. Cannabis tinctures are a great way to discreetly calm your nerves while we readjust to yet another new normal.
- Precise Dosing
This is one of Greeley Gallery’s favorite tincture benefits. Dosing cannabis can be particularly difficult; often, trial and error are the only way to learn your tolerance. This can be unnerving, especially when you’re new to the world of cannabis.
But as we mentioned earlier, tinctures come with a dropper that allows precise dosing in a way smoking, edibles, and beverages can’t match. Allowing you the control to safely learn and increase your tolerance without the adverse effects known to occur from overconsumption.
Tinctures are a fantastic way to experience cannabis, and like all the other methods, there’s a tincture for every want. They come in various potencies and cannabinoid ratios, with plenty of 1:1 CBD and THC hybrids to choose from. Which one you choose is entirely dependent on what experience you want. Of course, our knowledgeable and friendly staff is always available if you have any questions or want help in choosing.
Visit Greeley Gallery’s cannabis dispensary in North Portland to choose from our high-quality tinctures. We offer various options from popular brands, including Nu, Angel, Sungrown, and Siskiyou. Don’t have time to come by? No problem! Check out our online store, and we’ll deliver them to your door! Deliveries for Handicap and Seniors ONLY.