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!
Tinctures are alcohol based cannabis extracts. They’re a great entry point for both medical and recreational consumers looking for a smokeless method of consumption. Tinctures are easy to measure for dosing. Start with one eye dropper full under your tongue. When taken under the tongue, also called sublingually, effects should come on within the hour.
Using alcohol vs. glycerin for tinctures
It’s important to be consistent when making tinctures. If you make two batches at different strengths, a dose from each won’t be the same. Write down how much alcohol and cannabis you use for each batch so it can be replicated again if it was to your liking.
Expect to be high longer than when you smoke or vaporize, but shorter than when you eat a butter or oil-based edible.
Cannabis tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts—essentially, cannabis-infused alcohol. In fact, tinctures were the main form of cannabis medicine until the United States enacted cannabis prohibition. They’re a great entry point for both recreational and medical consumers looking to ease into smokeless consumption methods.
Below is a breakdown of milligrams per dropper (mL), based on the strength of our different CBD tinctures. There are 30 1mL servings in each bottle:
Medium-Chain Triglyceride MCT Oil (Coconut derived)*, Cannabidiol (CBD). *Organic Ingredient
500mg = 16mg of CBD per dropper
Warnings: Keep out of the reach of children.
The CBD Tincture — our bedrock, best-selling product — is crafted to seamlessly fit into your every day life. It’s a focused, refined isolate that promotes a healthy lifestyle and introduces balance that helps to transform your daily ritual.
Tinctures are easy, quick, and convenient to use. With tinctures, there’s no need to carry around smoking accessories or a bag of smelly buds. Instead, tinctures come in small, sealed, smell-proof bottles that are easy to carry and store.
Lastly, tinctures can also be added to foods and liquids in order to mask their taste. Popular options are liquids like coffee or tea, and foods that mix easily like pudding or yogurt. Again, onset will be similar to that of edibles.
Why Use a Tincture?
Tinctures also allow for the very precise dosing of specific cannabinoids. When you smoke or vape cannabis, it’s impossible to tell just how much of each cannabinoid you are consuming with each puff. However, tinctures can be carefully measured out using the marked dropper included with each bottle.
Not all tinctures are the same. One of the advantages of tinctures is that they can feature different ratios of cannabinoids. Instead of just THC, or just CBD, many tinctures contain specific ratios of both. If one or the other isn’t getting it done for you, try a combination of both THC and CBD instead.
Cannabis tinctures are a quick, convenient, and safe way to consume your favorite cannabinoids. Tinctures are made by infusing cannabis into a liquid, like alcohol, grapeseed oil, or hemp oil. The result is a liquid extract that can allow you to enjoy all the benefits of cannabis without the need to ingest any kind of smoke or vapor.