What is a marijuana tincture?

Tinctures are not new. Until cannabis was banned in 1937, tinctures were the primary type of cannabis medicines. Tinctures are essentially alcohol extractions of whole cannabis (usually the flowers and trim leaves). They contain not only various cannabinoids, but also the beneficial terpenes, flavinoids and other compounds. The higher proof of alcohol used, the more compounds it can pull out of the plant.

The best way to use tinctures is sublingually (under the tongue). Titration or dose control is easily achieved by the number of drops a patient places under the tongue where the medicine is rapidly absorbed into the arterial system and is quickly transported to the brain and body. All a patient need do with tincture is use a few drops, wait for the desired medical effects, and either use more or stop as the situation indicates. . Tinctures can have a shelf life of 2-5 years. Since tinctures average some 75% ethanol there is little worry of bacterial or other biological contamination.


Cannabis tincture is a liquid or oil that can be taken by mouth.

We believe strongly that the most effective tinctures are those that use full spectrum extracts – meaning that they maintain the whole plant intelligence, rather than stripping out just a few ingredients from the plant material.


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