Searching for quality cannabis tinctures? Look no further than Queen City in Plainfield, New Jersey.
What are cannabis tinctures?
Tinctures are a mixture of cannabis extract dispersed in a carrier oil, typically medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil derived from coconuts. They come in small dropper bottles for easy storage, portability, and measuring.
THC tinctures are products that contain Delta-9 THC sourced from high-THC, state-legal cannabis plants. Tinctures can contain only THC, while others may contain a ratio of THC to other cannabinoids that may help balance out the intoxicating effects of THC.
CBD tinctures contain Cannabidiol, THC’s non-intoxicating cousin. Like THC, CBD tinctures may primarily contain CBD, or they may contain this cannabinoid in combination with other compounds.
A note on CBD tinctures: You may see CBD tinctures in corner shops and gas stations. These products are not the same as CBD tinctures you buy from a licensed dispensary. CBD tinctures sold outside a New Jersey dispensary don’t undergo the same safety testing as products carried in a dispensary. The CBD is also sourced from industrial hemp, which is the same plant as high-THC cannabis, but bred to contain 0.3% or less THC. Extracts from industrial hemp are not subject to any national safety testing standards.
Cannabinol (CBN) and Cannabigerol (CBG) are among the minor cannabinoids that you may find in a tincture. CBN and CBG are called minor cannabinoids both because they appear in smaller amounts in cannabis, and they’re not as famous or as researched as THC or CBD. But these compounds have benefits all their own: CBN is being researched for its relaxing, sleep-inducing properties, while CBG may have connections to pain relief and may have anti-anxiety and sleep-promoting properties of its own.
It’s not uncommon to find tinctures blended in expertly-calculated ratios. These ratios are formulated this way, as the cannabinoids influence one another’s effects. This phenomenon, called the entourage effects, explains why some sets of cannabinoids feel differently when present together in varying amounts. For example, a tincture formula intended for sleep may include a blend of THC, CBD, and CBN, which all work together to whisk you away to Dreamland.
Why try tinctures?
Tinctures have been a tried-and-true method for herbal concoctions of all kinds for hundreds of years. And yet, in the cannabis world, other product types like cannabis flower take center stage. But there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate tinctures, including:
Tinctures work faster than edibles. Tinctures partially absorb through your mouth tissues when you take them, bypassing the digestive system and directly entering your bloodstream.
Tinctures last longer than flower. A portion of a tincture dose is swallowed and makes its way through your digestive system, resulting in a longer-lasting session.
Tinctures are versatile. You can take a tincture directly from the bottle with no prep required. If that’s not your thing, try blending your dose in a smoothie.
Decide how much you want to take.
Divide the number of milligrams of cannabinoids the product contains by the number of servings in the bottle. This gives you the amount of cannabinoids per serving. Use this number to increase or decrease your dose as your body and mind need it.
Use the dropper to measure out your dose.
Every tincture comes with a built-in dropper top that you use to measure out how much cannabis you need. Many brands have marks on the side of the dropper to easily measure partial doses. Most dropper tops in 1-ounce tinctures hold approximately 1 milliliter of liquid.
Pop the tincture under your tongue.
Hold the tincture in your mouth for at least 30 seconds, although you may want to hold it for longer. Once that time has passed, swallow the rest. Then, it’s time to wait for the magic to begin.
Get comfortable — cannabis tinctures may last for several hours once you start to feel their effects. But this is not a hard-and-fast rule. How long you feel the effects of a tincture, or any cannabis product, depends on your experience with cannabis, your body chemistry, and what you’ve eaten that day, among other factors. Until you know how tinctures affect your body, take it slow and steady. Try a smaller dose and wait for the effects to hit, and make sure you’re taking the tincture in the company of trusted friends in a safe location.
How much tincture can you buy in New Jersey in one shopping trip?
You can buy up to 4 grams of cannabis concentrate, or the milliliter equivalent, during a single shopping trip at Queen City or any other New Jersey dispensary. For example, a 1,000mg THC tincture is equal to 1 gram of cannabis concentrate. This means you can buy up to four 1,000mg THC tinctures in a day.
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