For those of us used to the idea of inhaling cannabis, the idea of taking it in the form of a sublingual tincture might seem a little strange. But it shouldn’t: Here in the United States, cannabis tinctures were a fairly common sight on pharmacy shelves into the early years of the 20th century. And these days, a growing number of us are learning firsthand about the benefits of THC tincture as for aches and pain, stress, sleep issues, and other chronic symptoms and conditions.

If you’re interested in harnessing the power of THC to support your wellness, today’s post is for you. What is a tincture? How does sublingual THC provide symptomatic relief? How do I figure out the right THC tincture dosage? This guide will help you get started on the right foot!

Cannabis Medicine Fundamentals: What Is a Tincture?

A cannabis tincture is nothing more than fresh cannabis flower extracted into a neutral medium such as grain alcohol or an oil. Here at Papa & Barkley, we use a pure coconut-derived oil known as “MCT,” short for “medium-chain triglyceride.” And the cannabis itself comes from our trusted partners in California’s Emerald Triangle: Farmers who share our passion for creating clean, natural, and effective plant medicines.