Cannabis tinctures, which were extremely popular before cannabis prohibition, are one of the best, most underrated delivery methods for cannabis. They provide a fast and efficient dosage of medicine with minimal effort.Before prohibition, cannabis infused extracts (tinctures) were listed in the U.S. Pharmacopeia as a treatment for several conditions including: tetanus, gout, tonsillitis, alcoholism, menstrual cramps, cholera, arthritis, and many others. Patented cannabis tinctures were even sold over the counter in the early twentieth century.
Tinctures are primarily taken by putting a few drops under your tongue (sublingually) and holding for 15-30 seconds until absorbed. When taken this way, the arterial blood supply under your tongue rapidly absorbs the cannabinoids. Alternatively, you can swallow the tincture in a drink or food, but it will be absorbed slower by your liver. When dosing a tincture sublingually (under the tongue), expect to feel the effects in 15-45 minutes and reach your peak high at about 90 minutes. When taken orally or added to a drink, onset begins within 45-90 minutes.