What is a Cannabis Tincture?

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Cannabis culture and industry are constantly developing new methods for using marijuana. The development of these methods is especially important for medical marijuana patients who may find some methods more agreeable or effective than others. Whaxy does an excellent job diving in and analyzing each vehicle, and today's discussion will involve cannabis tinctures. While the method is only recently gaining in popularity among medical marijuana patients, the method is actually nothing new, and was historically used quite frequently in medical applications before marijuana prohibition.

Tinctures are often described as a mixture of alcohol and cannabis resin. They are generally created by soaking dried and ground up marijuana plant matter in a nearly or fully pure alcohol extraction solution. Kief or hash can be substituted for the plant matter to increase potency and reduce the amount of time needed to soak, but this is uncommon. Because this process does not involve the use of heat, THC-A is not converted into THC, and therefore this tincture does not produce a euphoric high. Whaxy says the THC-A available in the tincture is effective in relieving insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, nausea/vomiting and pain. THC-A also acts as an appetite stimulant and can potentially slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. This makes it especially effective for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Because high CBD strains are extremely popular as a treatment option, or because some states have implemented CBD-only laws, many producers offer high CBD tinctures available for purchase. 

Tinctures are advantageous for multiple reasons, one of which is the semi-rapid onset of relief, which takes effect in about 15 minutes. This makes them a valuable option for patients or parents of patients who do not want to make use of inhalation but who need quicker relief than what is offered through edibles. In addition, tinctures are discreet, mimicking many other pharmaceutical medications on the market. You can learn more about the history of tinctures, how to create them, or high CBD tinctures available on the market on Whaxy