And if you don’t feel like waiting several weeks, you can even get away with shaking it for 3 minutes, straining, and storing.
Products like isopropyl alcohol are not intended to be consumed and should never be used when making a tincture—save that for cleaning your pipes!
Making the tincture
Some people have reported experiencing a burning sensation under their tongue after a few drops of tincture—the high-proof alcohol used to make a tincture is responsible for this. If the tincture burns under your tongue and you are looking for a different option, you can get a glycerin-based tincture or incorporate your tincture into a beverage.
Once you’ve made the tincture, dosages are easy to self-titrate, or measure. Start with 1 mL of your finished tincture and put it under your tongue. If you’re happy with the effects, you’re done.
I like to add some cannabis oil to my homemade chicken tikka masala for a delicious infused dinner.
CBD tinctures are particularly ideal for first-time users due to the following reasons:
CBD tinctures are alcohol-based cannabidiol extracts. They are an ideal entry point for both recreational and medical users on the hunt for a smokeless alternative. CBD tinctures are easy to measure for dosing. Begin with one eyedropper and gradually increase the dose until you experience the desired effects.
Expect the effects to last longer than when you vape or smoke, but shorter than consuming an edible.
CBD Tinctures FAQs
I doubt anyone has ever had a moment in their lives where they wished they smelled more like marijuana. Despite the benefits, weed is not discrete unless you consume in edible form. However, CBD tinctures are more appealing as they not only take effect quickly, but you can enjoy them without worrying about the smell. Also, tinctures are easy to conceal, allowing you to use them while on the go.
People take CBD tinctures sublingually, meaning, by putting several drops under the tongue. When consumed in this manner, the arterial blood supply under the tongue instantly absorbs the cannabinoid. However, you can always swallow the product in food or beverage, but it will take longer to take effect due to the liver’s slow absorption rate.
For most users experiencing chronic pain, CBD tinctures are their go-to choice due to their ease of use, speed of delivery, and long shelf life. Tinctures are sublingually applied by taking a small dose under the tongue. CBD is then absorbed instantly by the mucous membrane found in the mouth. The compound makes its way into the bloodstream and takes effect within several minutes.
CBD tinctures are great for discovering your ideal dose. That’s because you can easily measure your dose using an eyedropper and increase or decrease depending on your experience.