When I first began shopping at the cannabis dispensary in Denver, I strictly purchased smokable flower.
I sometimes rolled my own joints or packed a pipe and sometimes opted for the simplicity of pre-rolls.
I enjoy the smoking process, flavor and quick onset of effects. However, smoking isn’t always convenient. It requires extra accessories such as a lighter, ashtray, grinder and papers. It creates smoke, ash and recognizable odor. There are occasions where it’s better to be more discreet. There are many places where smoking is not allowed. I suffer from social anxiety that can manifest into migraines, insomnia and panic attacks. The ability to bring cannabis along with me, helps to ease my stress. Tinctures have provided the ideal remedy. They provide very close to the same rapid onset of effects as smoking. However, the bottle is compact enough to fit into a pocket. It includes a handy dropper for application. I don’t need any other gear. Plus, the dropper allows for especially precise dosing. I place a few drops under my tongue and wait a minute for the cannabinoids to be absorbed sublingually. Consumption is totally discreet. There is an amazing selection of tinctures available at the dispensary. I can choose from sativas, indicas or hybrids in a wide range of THC potency. I can purchase full spectrum CBD or CBD isolates. Because I only use a few drops at a time, a very small bottle of tincture goes a long way. With proper storage, tinctures provide an especially long shelf life. I like the versatility of them. If I want to delay the onset of effects, I can add a tincture to foods or beverages and consume them like an edible.