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What Are The Benefits of Using Cannabis Tinctures?

With the growing acceptance of medical cannabis, patients can now take it in many forms, including flowers, edibles, creams, and tinctures. Tinctures are a form of cannabis extract that can be taken orally or placed under the tongue to reap various health benefits. 

Key Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures

Cannabis tinctures offer several different benefits, including:

Easy Dosing

Cannabis tinctures typically come in bottles with droppers. This allows patients to dispense a drop at a time, making it easy to find the minimum dosage for their needs. Plus, cannabis tinctures can be more precisely dosed than other forms of medical cannabis, making them a safe, predictable option. 

Long-Lasting Effects

Cannabis tinctures are both fast-acting and long-lasting. Taken under the tongue, tinctures can provide results in 15 minutes. They can even be applied topically to provide localized relief from pain and inflammation within 10 to 15 minutes. 

The strongest effects from cannabis tinctures typically set in after 90 minutes, and they may last for three to four hours.


Cannabis tinctures are a low-calorie alternative to edibles. They contain very few calories and won’t compromise a healthy diet, unlike often sugary edibles. 

Long Shelf Life

When sealed and stored in a cool, dark place, cannabis tinctures can last almost indefinitely. This is much longer than virtually all other forms of medical cannabis.

Keep in mind that tinctures containing glycerine will degrade far faster than those made with alcohol. So, make sure to read the bottle before storing your tincture. 

Discreet Administration

Cannabis tinctures can be taken by placing it under the tongue and holding it for 15 seconds. This is more discreet than other forms of cannabis, such as smoking and vaping. 

Health Benefits

Cannabis tinctures have a broad array of potential health benefits, including:

  • Pain and inflammation relief
  • Neuroprotective benefits
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Relief from nausea

The skilled physicians at Tetra Holistic Care can help determine if medical cannabis tinctures are right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!



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