When comparing THC and CBD tinctures, the key differences are their expected effects, source, and how they are legally regulated in varying locations.
● Potentially faster onset of effects: Enjoying your tincture sublingually (under your tongue) may produce effects more quickly, as well as result in a longer-lasting experience.
A tincture is a liquid product, formulated with high-percentage alcohol and presented in handy dropper-top bottles. Essentially, a tincture is cannabis-infused alcohol, created using a precise process.
● Convenience: It doesn’t get any easier than using a simple dropper to partake in the properties of cannabis, with next to no effort or time required on your part. In seconds, you’ll be ready to tackle your next big adventure.
Usually sourced from hemp (rather than marijuana), a CBD tincture is ideal for individuals who don’t enjoy the effects of THC. CBD is believed to have many of the same benefits of THC, with the absence of its intoxicating effects. As a result, they are regulated differently than products containing THC. In states in which cannabis is still reserved for medical use, CBD-only tinctures can be an option for individuals who are not MMJ patients.
Depending on how you use cannabis and other medications, there can be possible medication interactions. Our Leaf411 library offers guidance on specific medication interactions here.
1:1 – Equal amounts of THC and CBD. A good option to try for all kinds of pain, including neuropathic pain. Products with a 1:1 ratio can be uplifting but this ratio will most likely cause impairment if using the suggested serving size. Always start low, go slow, to avoid intoxicating effects.
The ratio indicates the amount of CBD compared to the amount of THC.
Layering Different Cannabis Products
When it comes to treating pain with cannabis, both the type of product and the ratio of cannabinoids matter. The two primary cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), though the cannabis plant contains many other cannabinoids, terpenes, plus other compounds that contribute to its therapeutic effect.
Be sure to closely look at the product label to make sure you understand the ratio! While it’s not as common, some manufacturers state the ratio reflecting the THC first and the CBD content second, like our member incredibles 10:1 THC:CBD tincture.
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Most marijuana flower sold at legal dispensaries is THC-dominant, with very little CBD. Of course there are exceptions, such as The Wife strain or even some CBD hemp flower strains. However, odds are that if you’re using flower, you won’t find ratios connected to the strain.