Tinctures are alcohol extractions of the whole cannabis plant, meaning the flowers and the trim leaves are used. The process preserves THC, as well as all 80+ of the essential cannabinoids including CBD, which we know as the most medicinal and non-psychoactive compound. Depending on the strain used, these will be found in the tincture at varying concentration levels.
The best way to use tinctures is sublingually (under the tongue), where it is absorbed by arteries into the blood flow within seconds. Using a dropper, titration (dose control) is easily achieved by the number of drops used. It can also be administered in the same way using a very small spray bottle. A patient would simply use a few drops, wait approx. 15 minutes for the desired effects, and either use more or stop accordingly. Tinctures are designed to address the problem of effective delivery and consistent dosing