Definition - What does Cannabis Tincture mean?
Cannabis tinctures are alcohol-extracted cannabis products. The cannabis liquid tincture contains high levels of cannabinoids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that have been leached out into alcohol to form a liquid.
Prior to the 1937 prohibition of cannabis in the United States, tinctures were the primary form of cannabis use. Cannabis tinctures are also commonly referred to as the ‘green dragon’ or the ‘golden dragon’. Nowadays, cannabis tinctures are widely available in a flavor to suit anyone’s taste or needs.
Hydrolife explains Cannabis Tincture
Cannabis tinctures are usually taken by placing a few drops of the highly concentrated liquid under the user’s tongue. They have become a popular alternative to smoking and are widely used by medicinal cannabis users who do not wish to smoke the product.
Tinctures are rapidly absorbed by the body and work quickly. Most users rapidly feel the effects and the high tends to last for an extended time frame.
The cannabinoids in tinctures break down very quickly if exposed to heat or light. Therefore, cannabis tinctures should be kept in airtight, dark containers, and stored away from light or heat. Unlike other cannabis-based products, tinctures have no telltale odor.
Commercial cannabis tinctures are usually available at most medicinal cannabis dispensaries.