What is a Cannabis Tincture

Tinctures are a liquid extraction made by mixing herbs into an alcohol, glycerine, or coconut oil solution which “extracts” the healing properties of the plant material. The finished solution is bottled and administered with a dropper for precise dosing.

Alternative medicine practitioners in European countries have been bottling and prescribing herbal tinctures for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. However, cannabis tinctures only first appeared in the US Pharmacopoeia in 1942 and their popularity waned thereafter, This had little to do with the medicinal attributes of cannabis and a lot to do with politics, the invention of the hypodermic needle and water-soluble analgesics.

With the recent legalization of medical cannabis and more recently recreational use in many states, customers have an opportunity to experience the healing benefits of cannabis tinctures which utilize this ancient process to isolate cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant into specific formulas aimed to address a variety of health and wellness goals.

How Soon will I Feel the Effects

Cannabis tinctures are known to be fast-acting because they can be administered sublingually, under the tongue, which provides optimal absorption into the bloodstream. Once you a dose is placed under the tongue it’s recommended to wait for 1 to 3 minutes before swallowing to experience the maximum effect, which should happen within 15 to 30 minutes. Relief with cannabis tinctures can last up to 4 hours per dose.

How to Choose a Ratio that’s Right for You

There are a variety of choices when you’re in the market for a cannabis tincture and finding the right product and ratio is entirely specific to one’s own health goals and desired outcome. Understanding cannabis and it’s most common properties THC and CBD is an important first step to achieving the correct ratio in a cannabis tincture.

It is well known that THC produces the psychoactive effect in cannabis, but a lesser known fact is that CBD counteracts the psychoactivity of THC. In respect to cannabis tinctures, seeking the right dose requires an individual to know whether they want to experience the “high” or would rather not.

Dr. Raw has created three effective formulas that take the guesswork out of dosing. Focus Formula, a 20:1 CBD:THC ratio has been developed to promote all of the healing properties of CBD without the “high” of THC, while Balance Formula boasts a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio for a “balanced” effect. Furthermore, Dr. Raw’s Relax Formula 20:1 THC:CBD, highlights the psychoactive effects of the cannabis plant with a total relaxation recipe.  These three formulas are the foundation of the cannabis patient’s personal journey and can be used together to identify the perfect ratio for each individual. For example, Focus Formula can be combined with Relax Formula to create custom ratios that work for each individual desired effect.

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How Much do they Cost Typically?

Cannabis tinctures are typically sold in 15ml and 30ml bottles with a cost ranging anywhere from $45 to $128 retail depending on brand, formulation, and size of the bottle. The fact that cannabis tinctures allow patients to precisely control dosing makes them among the most cost-effective cannabis products on the market. Visit Torrey Holistics or shop online for a wide variety of cannabis tinctures and a helpful staff that can guide your tincture buying process.


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