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A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Tinctures

If you’re interested in a discreet and easy way to consume your favorite cannabinoids, you should know about cannabis tinctures. These cannabis-infused liquids are one of the most popular ways to consume a number of psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabinoids. As you consider purchasing a CBD or THC tincture, find out more about what they are and how to pick the right one.

What Are Cannabis Tinctures?

Cannabis tinctures refer to liquid products infused with psychoactive cannabinoids like Delta 9 (standard marijuana), Delta 8, HHC, and THCP. These tinctures can also be infused with non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD and CBG.

During the creation of cannabis tinctures, manufacturers will use a solvent like alcohol to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from a hemp or cannabis plant. After the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted, the now-infused tincture will typically be packaged in a glass bottle featuring a dropper. This dropper makes it easy for people to measure the amount of tincture they’re taking.

How Do You Take Cannabis or CBD Tinctures?

You can take cannabis and CBD tinctures through direct oral consumption, where you simply swallow your preferred tincture dosage. You can also place the tincture under your tongue and let it absorb there to take it sublingually. You can even use cannabis tinctures in drinks or recipes, making it a great choice for those who enjoy baking DIY edibles or coming up with fun cannabis-infused concoctions.

Are Cannabis Tinctures Legal?

Due to the 2018 Farm Bill, many cannabinoid-infused tinctures are legal to buy and sell on a federal level and across multiple states. Currently, cannabinoids like Delta 8, HHC, THCP, CBD, CBN, and CBG are legal to sell in North Carolina as long as they follow the 2018 Farm Bill’s rule that the product must contain less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC on a dry-weight basis. This dry-weight basis rule also makes it possible for some Delta 9 tinctures to be sold as long as they keep their Delta 9 levels under 0.3%. 

Since regulations around cannabinoids are subject to change, we’d recommend you always check your local, state, or federal regulations about the cannabinoid you intend to purchase. 

How to Choose the Right Cannabis Tincture

When you’re interested in purchasing a cannabis tincture, the biggest factor you’ll want to look out for is the cannabinoid it features. Since there’s a diverse array of cannabinoids to choose from that offer non-psychoactive or psychoactive effects, it’s important to know the potency of the most popular cannabinoids in tinctures. While you try to pick the right CBD or THC tincture, learn more about the main types of psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabis tinctures below:

Psychoactive Cannabis Tinctures

In terms of strength, Delta 9 tinctures offer the strongest high and are a favorite of those who want a more stoned feeling. If you tend to feel anxious on weed or enjoy a milder high, you’ll probably prefer a Delta 8 tincture, as this cannabinoid is about ⅔ the strength of Delta 9. Keep in mind that while Delta 8 isn’t as potent as Delta 9, higher doses can still make you feel quite stoned.

An HHC tincture is another psychoactive tincture you might enjoy if you want a milder high. HHC is about 70 to 80% as potent as Delta 9, and some anecdotal evidence suggests the effects last longer. For a very low-strength cannabinoid, you may want to try CBN tinctures since CBN has about 1/4th the potency of Delta 9 THC. As a minimally psychoactive cannabinoid, CBN is often enjoyed by people who want help sleeping or are interested in seeing if they receive any potential health benefits.

Non-Psychoactive Hemp Tinctures

If you’re looking for non-psychoactive tinctures, the classic choice is a CBD tincture. These tinctures are often popular among consumers who don’t want to feel high but want to experience the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD. Besides CBD tinctures, you might want to give CBG tinctures a try since CBG may have some therapeutic effects.

Choose Carolindica for High-Quality Cannabis Tinctures Made in North Carolina

When you’re looking for a cannabis tincture featuring your favorite cannabinoid, turn to Carolindica. As a leading provider of cannabis and hemp products in North Carolina, we’re proud to source only top-tier ingredients for our products and produce all of our tinctures in small batches to ensure their quality. Whether you want a psychoactive HHC or Delta 8 tincture or a more tame CBD or CBN tincture, we’re here to give you exceptional hemp tinctures at an even better price.

Review our full selection of cannabis tinctures today. If you have any questions about our products or want a recommendation, please contact us or visit one of our Raleigh stores.

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