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July 11, 2021

There are so many ways to consume cannabis today. A popular alternative to smoking is sublingual use, like tinctures, since they’re discreet and convenient.

Tinctures are an liquid cannabis extract that are consumed by dropping it under your tongue. It can be used in conjunction with traditional cannabis for breakthrough symptom management as well.

How to consume tinctures:

  • Place your desired dose of drops under the tongue (sublingually).
  • Let the tincture “dissolve” under the tongue for approximately 20 seconds to allow the medication to seep directly into the bloodstream.
  • Tinctures can be added to foods like tea, juice, smoothies or applesauce. Swallowing the tincture will decrease tincture absorption and delay the effects of the medication by up to 2 hours or more, depending on your metabolism and liver function

Sublingual Dosing Instructions

How long until I notice the effects of tincture?

  • You should start to feel the effects in about 5-30 minutes.
  • Wait about 1 hour before deciding to consume more tincture if your symptoms
  • are still present.
  • Titrate your dose up or down, as needed to achieve maximum symptom relief.

What is the advantage of consuming cannabis-infused tincture over other forms?

  • The cannabis is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream by the sublingual artery found under the tongue and will quickly reach the brain without going through the liver first.
  • Tinctures can be micro-dosed drop-by-drop for easy management
  • Start with 1 mL and slowly increase your dosage to find the dose you’re happy with.

Helpful Tips

  • Keep tincture in the original colored bottle with the cap tightly sealed.
  • Tinctures have an onset of 5-30 minutes.
  • As with all cannabis products you are trying, start low and go slow.
  • Made with MCT coconut oil and available in both THC and CBD-rich forms

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