What is a Cannabis Tincture?
Cannabis tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts – essentially, infused alcohol. In fact, tinctures were the main form of cannabis medicine until the United States enacted cannabis prohibition. With a name like “green dragon,” you might think cannabis tinctures are not for the faint of heart, but they’re actually a great entry point for both recreational and medical users looking to ease into smokeless consumption methods.
How to Dose and Use Cannabis Tinctures
Tincture dosages are easy to self-titrate, or measure. Start with 1mL of your finished tincture and put it under your tongue. If you’re happy with the effects, you’re done. Otherwise, try 2mL the next day and so on until you find the volume you’re happy with (ramp up slowly while testing your desired dosage so you can avoid getting uncomfortably high).
According to The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook, tinctures will last for many years when stored in a cool, dark location. When combined with easy self-titration, the long shelf life means you can make larger quantities of tinctures at once and have a convenient, accurate way to ingest cannabis.
Compared to the traditional cannabis-infused brownie, tinctures are a low calorie alternative. If you make your tincture with 190-proof alcohol, you’re looking at about 7 calories per mL.
Baked Goods, Chocolate and Candy
Baked goods, chocolate and candies are a popular choice for those looking to get high and have it taste good too. Because cannabinoids are soluble in lipids (or fats) and alcohols, cannabis must be cooked with one of these two substances in order to infuse the cannabinoids into the food and activate the psychoactive effects. During preparation the cannabis or its extract must be heated sufficiently to cause decarboxylation of its most abundant cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), converting it into psychoactive THC.
Cannabis edibles are consumed for both recreational and medical purposes. Popular edibles include cookies and brownies, chocolate bars, mints, hard candies and infused sugars.
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Many cannabis consumers prefer cannabis-infused beverages to their edible counterparts for their easy uptake through the intestines, low fat content, and the variety of potencies and flavors. Infused drinks that are quickly absorbed by the body will normally take less time to reach full effect. Remember to always read the label on the product and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Euphorium stocks a number of the industry's leading options so give this refreshing alternative a try!