Are you considering trying a marijuana tincture but unsure what it can do for you? From convenience to discreetness, there are so many marijuana tincture benefits to enjoy. Discover over ten incredible benefits of using a marijuana tincture, where you can make or purchase your own, and how to get started enjoying the benefits of cannabis today!

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Why You Will Love This Guide

If you’re a member of my Well With Cannabis Community or subscribe to my newsletter, you know I’ve been on a big tincture kick lately.

From traditional herbal to cannabis tinctures, there are many ways to make your own plant medicine at home. 

And yes, there are so many benefits to using a cannabis tincture, which we will cover here today.

Remember, here we are exclusively talking about alcohol-based cannabis extracts, not the standard tincture oil found in most CBD oil products.

These liquid extracts are easily made at home and can be used in various ways, from sublingual consumption to edibles.

In this guide, we will take a closer look at the benefits. I will share some of my favorite tincture recipes and my expert notes, tips, and tricks to help you along the way!

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TL;DR – Tinctures:

  1. Are easy to make
  2. Offer precise dosing
  3. Have fast-acting effects
  4. Bypass the digestive tract
  5. Are a discreet method of consumption
  6. Have a long shelf life 
  7. Affect the ECS
  8. Offer full-spectrum benefits
  9. It may provide medicinal benefits
  10. Very versatile – used in many ways!

Easy to Make

Making a weed tincture is an easy process that can be done at home with just a few basic things:

  1. Food-grade alcohol
  2. Cannabis flowers
  3. Mason jar 
  4. Tincture bottles

All you need to do is soak the plant material in the alcohol for several days or weeks, depending on which tincture method you follow.

Eventually, you’ll end up with a potent tincture that can be consumed in many different ways

You don’t need fancy equipment or specialized knowledge; just follow a few simple recipes, and you’ll have a high-quality tincture in your hands.

Precise Dosing

When consuming cannabis, precise dosing is crucial to achieving your desired effect.

This is where tinctures shine, especially when finding your minimum effective dose (MED). 

Unlike other methods of consumption, where it can be difficult to know how many mg of THC you are getting, tinctures make it easy to measure your ideal dose. 

Most medical marijuana tinctures come with a dropper so you can control the amount you ingest. You can also buy glass bottles with a full dropper complete with measurements. 

This makes it easier to start with a small amount, like 2-3mg of THC, and work your way up until you find the perfect dose for your body. 

Plus, since tinctures are made by infusing marijuana into alcohol at home, you can easily calculate how much THC is in each dropper if you measure how much you used in grams. 

No more guessing games or accidental overconsumption!

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Fast-Acting Effects 

One of the most impressive cannabis tincture benefits is the speed with which it takes effect. 

Tinctures offer faster effects than other popular consumption methods like edibles, making them effective treatment options for acute issues.

But why do tinctures have such a relatively fast onset time? 

The answer lies in the way the body processes them. 

Instead of being ingested through the digestive system, tinctures are usually placed under the tongue or along the lining of the mouth, commonly called sublingual application

This allows the active main ingredients to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the liver and digestion entirely. 

As a result, users commonly report feeling the effects of a tincture within minutes of ingestion.

Bypasses the Digestive Tract

One of the most significant benefits of THC tinctures is that if they are not swallowed but rather placed under the tongue, they bypass the gastrointestinal tract. 

Instead, they enter the bloodstream through the mucous membrane under the tongue. This process is quicker than digestion, resulting in faster and more efficient effects. 

The sublingual method provides a reliable and efficient alternative for those with digestive issues that may affect absorption.

Additionally, this cannabis extract may be ideal for those who do not feel the effect of edibles or other cannabis-infused products. 

A picture of a tincture bottle and herbs

Discreet Consumption 

Tinctures are a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis products, making them an ideal alternative to smoking or other forms of consumption that may attract unwanted attention. 

Tinctures come in small glass dropper bottles that can easily fit in your pocket or purse, making them easy to use at work or on the go. 

Additionally, tinctures don’t produce any smell, so you don’t have to worry about lingering odors on your clothes or surroundings. 

Unlike smoking, using a tincture as an alternative, you don’t have to deal with smoke in the air or the stigma that comes with it. 

This makes it an ideal consumption method for those who want to keep their cannabis use private

Long Shelf Life 

If you’re looking for a cannabis product with a longer shelf life, then tinctures might be your new best friend. 

Thanks to their high-proof alcohol base, tinctures can last a year or more if made and stored correctly. 

The best way to store a tincture and preserve the plant compounds is to keep it in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight. 

The benefit of this longevity is that you can stock up on tinctures without worrying about them expiring too soon.

Plus, a well-stocked supply of tinctures means never having to worry about running out during a busy week or when you need it the most. 

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Affects the ECS

Did you know that marijuana tinctures can affect your endocannabinoid system (ECS)? 

This system is responsible for maintaining balance and stability within the various methods of your body. 

When you use a tincture, you’re working with your body’s natural processes to help maintain homeostasis. 

And when it comes to cannabis consumption, using tinctures might be the key to unlocking this system’s benefits

Unlike smoking, which can be harsh on the lungs, tinctures allow for a more targeted approach to deliver the plant’s active compounds directly to the endocannabinoid system. 

This means that your body can benefit from the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that work in harmony to restore balance naturally.

Full-Spectrum Benefits

When it comes to getting the most out of your cannabis use, a full-spectrum tincture is an excellent way to go. 

One of the key advantages of using a cannabis tincture is that it captures the full-spectrum benefits of the plant, thanks to the alcohol acting as a powerful solvent. 

This means you’re accessing a much more comprehensive range of plant constituents, like cannabinoids and terpenes, which may contribute to the Entourage Effect.

The Entourage Effect theory proposes that a final product contains the most medicinal benefits when all compounds work together synergistically. 

Full-Spectrum Cannabis

Medicinal Benefits

When people think of marijuana, they often associate it with recreational use.

However, the plant has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. 

The use of medical cannabis has become increasingly popular as a way to receive the benefits of the plant for both recreational use and medical purposes.

Members of my Well With Cannabis Community love tinctures for their efficiency and speed and report that they are an excellent option for finding relief from conditions such as chronic pain, joint pain, and menstrual cramps.

For many people, tinctures have significantly reduced their unwanted symptoms and have become essential to their health and well-being routines

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Versatile

One of the most significant advantages of tinctures is that they can be used in various ways to provide relief, relaxation, and other desired benefits. 

For example, tinctures can be taken sublingually by placing a few drops under the tongue for fast-acting effects. 

Alternatively, they can be used in recipes, providing a discreet and convenient way to add the therapeutic benefits of marijuana to your daily routine. 

Tinctures can also be dropped into a small amount of water, making them an excellent option for those who prefer a warm and soothing way to unwind.

Need Help?

Check out this complete step-by-step guide for how to use a cannabis tincture.

Marijuana Tincture Recipes to Try 

​The world of cannabis tinctures is vast, and there are many different recipes to try based on your needs. 

Additionally, starting with the right products is essential if you’re making a tincture at home. 

To make CBD tinctures, you need to start with CBD flower. To make CBG tinctures, you need to start with CBG flower.

To make a tincture with psychoactive effects, you must start with THC in its active form.

Thankfully, we have different recipes to try so you can make herbal medicines that are unique to your needs. 

Herbal Tincture Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I combine different types of tinctures?

Yes! You can combine your tinctures to create something with unique benefits. You could separately make a CBD and THC tincture and combine them in different amounts until you get your desired THC: CBD ratios.

I don’t like the burn of a tincture; what can I do?

There are many ways to remove the alcohol and eliminate the burn. I have many safe evaporation options outlined here to help you create FECO or full-extract cannabis oils. You can mix FECO with a carrier oil like MCT oil to create THC oils. You could also make cannabis sugar, salt, homemade gummies, or storebought tincture gummies

Does this guide apply to other herbal tinctures?

While this article superficially discusses a type of cannabis extract made with the cannabis plant, many benefits can be extended to other tinctures like the cannabis root tincture

Conclusion

Tinctures offer a multitude of benefits that make them an appealing choice for both seasoned cannabis users and novices alike.

Their ease of production, precise dosing, fast-acting effects, and ability to bypass the digestive tract make them highly effective and convenient.

Moreover, their discreet nature and long shelf life add to their practicality.

Whether you’re looking for relief from certain symptoms or simply want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the stigma or inconvenience of other consumption methods, marijuana tinctures could be the perfect solution.

Remember, as with any form of cannabis, it’s important to start with a small dose and gradually increase until you find what works best for your body.

What has been the biggest tincture benefit you have experienced? Let the community know in the comments below.

About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve never made my own, but I’ve purchased tinctures from dispensaries before. I use them sublingually and hold it under my tongue as long as possible (I aim for 5 minutes) but it never takes effect quickly. Sometimes it takes 2 – 4 hours to feel the effects and sometimes I don’t feel the effects at all. Most of the time I end up taking WAY more than my normal dose just to try to feel relief. I wonder, do some people not feel effects of tincture just like how some people don’t feel edibles? It’s a major bummer!

  2. When I make an mct oil tincture I like to flavor it with Lorann cinnamon oil. I then put it in a small spray bottle, couple sprites and I’m good.

  3. Hi April. I’m sorry to hear you’re having difficulty finding relief with sublinguals; I can imagine how frustrating that must be. The experience you’re describing can be quite common as everyone’s body metabolizes cannabis differently. Some people may feel the effects quickly, while others might take longer or require a higher dose. Cannabis is a journey, and it’s important to experiment until you find what works best for you. Keep positive, and I hope you find the relief you’re seeking soon!

  4. Hi Elizabeth. That sounds like a delightful way to enjoy an oil tincture! Thank you for sharing.