As the access to cannabis becomes easier for consumers, the numbers can sometimes be confusing for a newbie or even a long-time user who never really worried about that stuff. To make sure you’re getting the most effective strength in your cannabis, knowing the numbers is a must. For your reference, here’s a handy guide that can make gathering that information a little easier.
Marijuana tinctures are one of the purest and oldest forms of medicinal cannabis and would have been used during pre-prohibition times (before 1937) in the US. Medical cannabis tinctures are simply liquids made from cannabis extract (THC and/or CBD) and alcohol. These are liquid concentrates that come in glass bottles with a dropper. For fast results, tinctures are taken sublingually, but they can also be mixed into food or drinks.
In Louisiana, doctors and pharmacies make the choices for patients much easier by offering only certain delivery systems. Having to decide which one is a choice for your and your doctor. As for strength and combination, you and your doctor will also have to discuss what your goals are. Medical cannabis treats a very wide variety of things from insomnia and pain to Alzheimer’s Disease and PTSD.
Not only are tinctures easy to use, but they also allow for more exact dosing than other options. This allows adjusting dosage to personalize it.
Drop the recommended amount on the product label under your tongue (sublingually). The arterial blood supply under the tongue aids in what is one of the quickest absorption methods, usually taking an effect in about half an hour. If you think that you would like to try a higher dose, just increase it by a small amount the next day. It’s important to work your way up slowly, especially if you are using a THC-based tincture. If you don’t like the sublingual approach or taste of your tincture, you can always place your drops in a drink or on food. However, these ingestion methods will result in slower absorption into your body. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your dose to get the maximum benefit.
As a general guide, the following dosages are recommended by physicians to treat specific conditions. However, check with your cannabis physician to confirm the best dosage for you.
The physicians and staff at The Healing Clinics are ready to help you find out more. Contact us today to see if marijuana fits with your treatment plan.