A Comprehensive Guide to Medical Marijuana Tinctures

Tinctures are a popular form of medical marijuana due to their quality, ease of use and accuracy of dosing. If you’ve been considering marijuana for medicinal purposes, they are a great place to start. Here’s the information you need to use comfortably.

What is a medical marijuana tincture?

Tinctures are nothing new in the medical industry. Historically, they’ve been a popular method for concentrating the medicinal compounds of many plants.

Medical marijuana tinctures contain cannabis suspended in an alcohol solvent. The alcohol dissolves the plant and its beneficial chemical components (trichomes, cannabinoids, oils, terpenes, and others), creating a concentrated solution.

It’s important to note that a medical marijuana tincture is not the same as a cannabis infusion. An infusion is a cannabis product suspended in either a liquid or oil and doesn’t contain the same concentrations you find in a high-quality tincture.

How will a medical marijuana tincture make me feel?

The effects of using a tincture are similar to what you would experience when smoking or ingesting other forms of cannabis.

For those new to the use of medical marijuana, tinctures are excellent for self-titration (the process of seeing how your body reacts to new substances). Tinctures are highly concentrated and often come with a dropper for precise measurement, so it’s easy to determine your ideal dosage. Start small and work your way up, following the advice of a medical professional.

How do I effectively use a tincture?

Using medical marijuana tinctures is simple, and they can be ingested directly or administered sublingually. Your body will process the compounds differently depending on how you choose to use your tincture, so experimentation is important to find a method that gives you your desired effects.

Sublingual administration involves placing drops of the tincture below the tongue for a few seconds, allowing the medicinal compounds to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This produces strong, fast-acting results.

Since tinctures are relatively tasteless, they can also easily be worked into recipes and drinks. 

What benefits do tinctures provide over other forms of Cannabis use?

Tinctures are one of the most popular forms of cannabis use for a reason. They have several advantages while still giving the user the same medicinal benefits.

First, tinctures are highly concentrated, so it’s easy to find the dose that works best for you and use it repeatedly. Other forms of cannabis use, like smoking, make it difficult to know precisely how much of the product makes its way into the body.

Tinctures are also discrete enough to be used in a variety of settings. Their small size and ease of administration mean you can enjoy the benefits of medical marijuana at home or on the go.

Finally, tinctures are fast-acting, so you can get relief when you need it like you would with other medications.

Ready to get started?

If you think medical marijuana tinctures might benefit your health, or are interested in obtaining your medical marijuana card, contact Medical Alternatives Clinic today!