Choosing a method of cannabis consumption is about personal preference. While cannabis oil doesn’t work as fast as inhalation methods like vaping or smoking, it can work more quickly than ingesting edibles. It also comes in a variety of potency options, from oils that contain only CBD to those with a wide range of THC concentrations.
Start with a few drops and wait at least an hour to see how you feel. Slowly increase the dose until you experience the effects you desire. Keep in mind that more isn’t always better and there could be a tiny dosage window or “sweet spot” that works best for you. You might need to adjust your dosage over time, but many people find that a consistent dose can work for their needs over the long term.
What is Cannabis Oil?
The most effective way to take cannabis oil is sublingually, where the oil is placed under the tongue with a dropper and absorbed by the mucous membranes that lead directly to the bloodstream. This method allows it to bypass the stomach, which raises the bioavailability (the number of cannabinoids that make it to your bloodstream when your body absorbs the medicine) and takes about 15 to 30 minutes to kick in.
You can also use cannabis oil like you would an edible or a capsule by adding it to food and drinks. While this method is effective, the bioavailability of anything you ingest is generally lower, meaning you won’t absorb the cannabinoids as thoroughly because they must pass through the stomach and the liver. Ingesting cannabis oil can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in depending on things like what you’ve eaten and the speed of your metabolism.
Just like with any cannabis product, dosing depends on the individual. It will take a bit of experimentation to find the right dose for you, but the general rule of thumb is “start low and go slow.” You want to find the lowest dose that provides the effects you are looking for, and that might be lower than what is recommended on the product label.
Because liquid THC is just that—concentrated THC—the effects will be the same as those experienced when smoking a high-THC strain. More specifically, THC is known to cause distortion of time, increased receptivity to stimuli, drowsiness, and euphoria.
Stories abound of unknowing cannabis consumers purchasing “liquid THC” from unreputable sources only to find out that what they had purchased was just water or some other liquid. Be sure the liquid you purchase is at least green and, if possible, always buy from a reputable source.
This traditional method doesn’t rely on any fancy technology like refrigerators or stoves. Instead, it’s very much like brewing tea: throw in your solids, add water, and let sit. The nice thing about the room-temperature method is that it pulls every last molecule of THC out of the plant. The drawback to the room-temperature method is that it takes a lot longer to produce a finished product (15-30 times longer when compared to the cold method). So if you’re in dire need of a tincture, the cold or hot method would be a better choice. To make liquid THC using the room-temperature method:
How Is Liquid THC Used?
Because of the rather large amount of time it takes to feel the effects of liquid THC, it’s important to stick with one dosage amount until you figure out how everything works. We recommend starting with one dropper per 12 hours. See how long before your first feel the high, and then keep track of how long the high lasts. If you don’t feel a lot on one dropper-full, try two droppers next time. But again, be careful so you don’t get too much and have a bad trip. The highs produced by ingesting liquid THC (whether it’s through tinctures or edibles) can depend on your metabolism, body composition, and a whole host of other factors so what works for one person may not work (or work too well) for you. Start with a small dose and increase slowly from there.
As was mentioned in the recipes above, tinctures are often stored in a dropper bottle for easy access. This helps with consumption and dosage. A standard eyedropper can hold about 1 milliliter (or 1 gram) of liquid and this makes for a nice dosage amount.
Liquid THC is most commonly consumed orally, but it can also be vaporized in an electronic vape pen and smoked like other eliquids.
Liquid THC can also be sprayed on food for a cannabis-infused meal. Start with 1-2 sprays on your favorite dish. Keep in mind that ingesting liquid THC in this manner is more akin to traditional edibles than it is to smoking or simple oral administration. Because of that, onset of the psychoactive effects may be significantly slower but can last longer.
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Category: Oil Type: Hybrid Strength: Strong THC: 25 mg CBD: <1 mg mL: 40 Standardized THC oil. Easily consumed orally. Each bottle is supplied with a measured 1 mL syringe graduated at 01. mL increments, where 1 mL of oil = 25 mg of activated cannabinoids. 40 mL of cannabis oil with other 1,000 mg of acticated cannabinoids per bottle dilluted into MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil. 1,000 mg of THC and less than 60 mg of CBD per bottle.