CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana). While CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.” According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
A THC/CBD tincture is a solution made from extracts made from soaking these cannabinoids in another liquid such as glycerin, vinegar, oil or alcohol. THC tinctures are made from high-THC strains while CBD tinctures are made of low-CBD/low THC strains. The alcohol or other binding liquid holds all the substances together.
Tinctures are a discreet way to take marijuana, perhaps the easiest and most discreet of them all. Just apply a few drops under the tongue, let it dissolve slowly and you’re done. There’s no strong smell that usually comes from smoking or vaping pot.
Try to hold a high THC tincture in your mouth, instead of swallow, for the effect to kick in faster. It takes 15 – 30 minutes to feel the calming, anxiety relieving effects of tinctures. CBD tinctures will not get you high at all. That’s the basic difference between the two. For medical purposes, the recommended amount is just ½ a dropper (½ ml).
Both THC and CBD tinctures have a host of medical benefits from treating chronic pain, insomnia to high blood sugar, psoriasis, nervous system degeneration (PTSD, anxiety, phobias, etc.), checking inflammation and bacterial growth to controlling seizures, convulsions, muscle spasms and even curbing cancer cell growth, among others. There are no known side effects to speak of beyond a dry mouth at the most.
At High 420, we offer both THC and CBD tincture variants for medical and recreational purposes, sourced from reliable suppliers. Browse online to pick your favourite from our inventory of premium tincture strains. We offer fast shipping to make sure your products reach you on time.