Tinctures are a great DIY project. At a minimum, you can make a tincture with a jar, alcohol, a strainer, and cannabis flower. Tinctures are low calorie alternative and will last for many years when stored in a cool, dark location.
How can you take tinctures?
Tinctures are usually taken by putting a few drops under your tongue (sublingually). When taken this way, the arterial blood supply under your tongue rapidly absorbs the THC. That being said, you can always swallow the tincture in a drink or food, but it will be absorbed more slowly by your liver.
How fast is the onset?
When dosing a tincture sublingually, expect to feel the effects in 15 to 45 min and reach your peak high at about 90 min.
How long will I feel the effects?
How else are tinctured used?
- Tinctures are also commonly mixed with your favorite lotion or moisturizer to create a topical at home. You will want to ask your bud tender the necessary questions to make sure your tincture will make an effective topical.
- Terpenes can have a noticeable impact in the efficacy of the topical, and you'll want to determine whether or not your home-made topical will provide psychoactive effects.