WHAT CANNABIS CAN I TAKE WITHOUT SMOKING?
This is a question we’re frequently asked. Does this sound like you? Don’t want to smoke? Don’t want an edible? What can I do that is not going to be too overwhelming or overstimulating, but will help me with sleep and stress less? All of these benefits are why women are recommending weed tinctures to their friends.
WHAT IS CBD OIL TINCTURE?
PROS: Most “medical” method of consuming and easier to determine how much is the right dose for you.
CONS: Pure plant extract can taste…like drinking a plant.
METHOD: SUBLINGUAL ADMINISTRATION. Absorption of liquid under the tongue and/or through cheeks. Hold oil under your tongue for 30-60 seconds.
DOSAGE: CBD only. CBD +THC. THC only. CBD tincture come in glass or plastic jars with a dropper for measuring your dose. Choose a dose you’ll be prepared to manage immediately.
ONSET: 5-15 minutes.
DURATION: 3-4 hours.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
Conditions treated with cannabis oil tinctures.
Hemp-CBD sublingual oil tinctures are used to treat inflammation, improve sleep and reduce stress. At 10-30mg a day, tinctures work like a daily supplement to keep down underlying inflammation. CBD has 20x the anti-inflammatory properties of Ibuprofen so CBD tinctures can be used to reduce pain caused by inflammation Acute pain such as period cramping or dental surgery requires you turn to a cannabis oil tincture with THC. In addition to THC tinctures, CBD + THC tinctures can also only be found at licensed dispensaries. Tinctures with combined CBD & THC will provide the most balanced high starting at 1:1 – equal parts CBD:THC. As that first number increases, the psychoactive effects of weed inversely decreases.
IS THERE A CBD DOSAGE CALCULATOR?
Translating the ratios on weed tincture labels.
Oil tinctures – and creams and edibles – that include both THC and CBD are labeled in ratios such as 1:1, 3:1, 20:1. The first number is the amount of CBD, and the second number is THC. For example, a 3:1 product has three times the amount of CBD as THC. Ratios like 1:1 or 20:1 on products tell you whether they’re best for inflammation (high CBD – 20:1) or pain relief (equal parts CBD:THC – 1:1).
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Alexis (@lexrosenbaum) founder of @rosebudcbd shares her ritual using non-intoxicating CBD oil tincture to manage stress: ¼ dropper of 700 mg original strength CBD oil tincture, 1-2x per day. The tincture bottle sits on her kitchen counter and she takes her first dropper before 10am, then her second dose usually between 2-4pm. Think of it like a ritual similar to drinking coffee, but to help manage stress & anxiety.
I can’t say there is a best way to consume cannabis because the best way is very individualized based on what you’re trying to accomplish, what you want to prevent or mitigate in using cannabis, what you’re treating. So somebody who is trying to manage their stress or anxiety and they want a quick acting medication, inhaling or using a tincture might be the best method for them and ideally a CBD dominant medication. – Dr. Jessica Knox
good to know
Cannabis will have different onset times based on whether the cannabis is absorbed through your lungs, skin, or as an oil in your mouth (feel effects faster) or eaten and absorbed through your liver (slower). If you let a gummy or hard candy dissolve in your mouth, cannabinoids (THC/CBD) are absorbed sublingually. Sublingual administration is absorbed quickly into your bloodstream through the cells of the tissue in your mouth. Swallowing as edible means it must be processed through your liver and this increases your time to onset.
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Tinctures are a good option for fast acting relief for anxiety, chronic pain and inflammation. why? The mucus membrane under your tongue can absorb and bypass the digestive system so the liquid goes straight to your bloodstream. We LOVE @rosebudcbd for the quality of the formulation and how sweetly stealth it sits @ our vanity.
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IS IT TRUE THAT CBD IN COFFEE CAN TAKE THE EDGE OFF A CAFFEINE BUZZ?
Here’s what to know before adding CBD oil tincture to your food or drinks. Oil tinctures are usually taken by putting a few drops under your tongue, aka sublingually. When taken this way, the arterial blood supply under your tongue rapidly absorbs the cannabis. You can swallow the tincture in a drink or food, but it will be absorbed more slowly by your liver and take longer to feel the effects. If you drink the dose and it contains THC, expect a slower onset that more closely resembles traditional edibles.