In simple terms, a tincture is a solution that is made when a drug is soaked in alcohol. Just like other herbal tinctures, a cannabis tincture is liquid concentrated marijuana. The practice of using tinctures to consume marijuana goes back a long way. Tinctures were the most popular mode of taking marijuana medicine in the US before the sale and use of cannabis (or marijuana) was banned in 1937.This ban would last until 1996 when the use of marijuana for medical uses was first approved in California.
The alcohol component in the tincture extracts the valuable cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis, producing a liquid that is highly concentrated with active compounds. Due to the dark green color that results from chlorophyll fusing with alcohol, cannabis tinctures are sometimes dubbed ‘the green dragon’. With the expansion of the marijuana market today, a lot of people want to enjoy the benefits of marijuana without having to smoke. A cannabis tincture is normally taken sublingually, where a few drops are placed under the tongue. Here are several benefits of using cannabis tinctures:
Relief from a wide range of health problems
People often decarboxylate cannabis before making tinctures. Basically, decarboxylation (also called activating or decarbing) is the process of transforming the cannabinoids into a form that the body can readily use-and this is done mainly through heating. Research on the medical uses of THC (the main active compound in cannabis)is still ongoing. However, there is ample proof that it is beneficial in the treatment of a wide range of ailments, including multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, sleep apnea, PTSD, glaucoma and many others.
Discreet and convenient
Cannabis tinctures are great options for patients who wish to take their medications discreetly. Taking a tincture, unlike vaporizing or smoking cannabis, is quick, convenient and odorless. This means you do not need to waste valuable time searching for a place to smoke.
Tinctures can be safely used by patients who are taking medical marijuana on prescription. They can also be very useful to sick kids who are not supposed to vaporize or smoke cannabis.
Tinctures that have high cannabidiol (CBD) strains can give relief to kids who get seizures due to disorders such as Dravet syndrome. A child does not have to be high to benefit from medical cannabis because it is possible to make a tincture that only has THCA (a non-psychoactive compound that is found in raw cannabis).
A cannabis tincture is absorbed in the entire body, including the brain, almost immediately. Just use several drops and within a short time, you will experience the desired effect. You can add a few more drops if need be. Using tinctures is especially advisable for people who require a quick dose of medicine.
The chief benefit of using a cannabis tincture is that you are spared from having to smoke your medicine. Smoking marijuana can lead to coughing, excessive production of phlegm and other respiratory complications.
Tinctures enable users to get the same medical benefits and at the same time avoid the respiratory problems that come with burning the plant.
Longer shelf life
Using alcohol preserves the active ingredients in cannabis tinctures. A tincture that is stored in a dark container that is airtight and then placed in a cool, dark place can remain effective for a long time.
Tinctures have fewer calories than baked goods that are infused with marijuana. In addition, using marijuana tinctures is advisable because someone else can eat marijuana infused-edibles unknowingly and get high.
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