Love cannabis but don’t like smoking? You’re not alone. Many of the visitors to our Venice Beach dispensary come looking for smoke-free alternatives to flower. Sublingual tinctures and oils are some of the most popular smoke-free items we carry. They’re a great option for health-conscious cannabis consumers who prefer to keep their lungs free of smoke and vapor.
Here’s what you need to know about using these products and why you should give them a try!
What Is Sublingual Application & How Does It Work?
As its name suggests, sublingual application is the process of applying cannabis extracts under the tongue. It’s a quick, convenient, discreet, and effective way of using liquid cannabis extracts like tinctures and oils.
When the extract is applied this way, its contents are quickly absorbed by membranes under the tongue and on the insides of the cheeks. From there it is carried into the bloodstream from where it can be processed by the body and begin to produce effects.
What Are the Advantages of Sublingual Application?
There are many advantages to consuming cannabis sublingually.
This method will allow you to enjoy all of the therapeutic and mind-altering effects of cannabis, with none of the smoke or vapor. If you’re trying to keep your lungs clean, tinctures and oils are an excellent alternative to smoking or vaping.
Additionally, it’s a very quick and simple consumption method. Applying an extract sublingually can be done in seconds and its effects can take as little as 15 to 30 minutes to kick, while peaking in about 90 minutes, the same as if you were smoking or vaping flower.
It’s also a very discreet consumption method. Because it is so quick and inconspicuous, it’s unlikely to alert anyone to the fact that you are consuming cannabis at all. You’ll never have to go out for a smoke or worry about smelling like cannabis when you use a sublingual tincture or oil.
How To Apply Extract Sublingually
Applying an infused tincture or oil sublingually is easy. Before you start, make sure to swallow all of the saliva in your mouth. Extra saliva can make it harder for membranes to absorb the extract, and can make it easier for the extract to slide down your throat and be swallowed before it’s fully absorbed.
Just load up the dropper with some liquid from the bottle, lift your tongue up, and squeeze the liquid from the dropper under your tongue.
It’s important to let the liquid sit under your tongue for at least 5 minutes in order for its contents to be properly absorbed. Some people like to let it sit for 10–15 minutes, to make sure they get it all.
After, just swish the remaining liquid around your mouth so that it coats the inside of your cheeks, and then swallow it. Swallowing the remains will allow them to be processed through the digestive tract, kind of like an edible. This way, nothing goes to waste.
It’s also important to avoid drinking or eating anything for at least 10–15 minutes after applying your liquid extract sublingually. This will ensure that as much of the extract as possible is absorbed.
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