Medical Cannabis Delivery Methods: TincturesJune 20, 2017
At LeafLine Labs we offer medical cannabis in a variety of forms, intended to help patients obtain the relief they seek in the most efficient way possible. One of these options is a tincture. In the simplest definition, our tincture is a mixture of cannabis oil and alcohol. Tinctures are one of the easiest cannabis products to use without any combustion, smoke, or even vapor.
Our tinctures are available as drops or sprays that are placed under the tongue. This type of absorption is referred to as “sublingual”. Sublingual absorption results in a much quicker onset of effects than ingestion because the cannabis bypasses the GI-tract and the liver, entering the bloodstream directly through the lining of the mouth. Oral ingestion will take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours for effects to be felt, whereas sublingual absorption may be as quick as 5 to 10 minutes.
We can provide tinctures in two different formulations, Tangerine and Heather. Tangerine is our high-THC product with a small amount of CBD. This has proven beneficial at reducing or eliminating pain, nausea, and stress while also helping to stimulate appetite and sleep. Heather is a 1:1 product of THC to CBD. In addition to those benefits mentioned previously for THC, CBD has also been shown to relieve both inflammation and pain.
Tinctures are one of several delivery methods LeafLine Labs has to offer to help patients find the best medicinal cannabis for them. What delivery method(s) have you found work best for you?