If you’re looking for an alternative to smoking or vaping cannabis, tinctures are a fast-acting solution that you can take discreetly. Because of their fast-acting nature, tinctures are preferred over edibles for users who need quick relief but can’t or don’t want to smoke or vape. Tinctures are usually dropped under the tongue and held for 15 seconds, absorbing them into the bloodstream through the sublingual artery. This makes tinctures fast-acting, easy to take anywhere, smoke-free, and easily adjustable, making them a flexible option for taking cannabis.

Benefits of Tinctures

Tinctures offer unique benefits over other cannabis products, making them the preferred choice of some cannabis users. They are more discreet and accessible to take than some other forms of cannabis.

No Clouds or Vapor

Because you do not have to inhale a tincture, they produce no clouds or vapor, making them a discreet option for use in virtually any setting. Tinctures are perfect for environments where smoking is not allowed and for taking cannabinoids discreetly.


Tinctures are absorbed directly into the bloodstream when taken under the tongue, allowing them to start working quickly. Most people will begin to feel the full effects of a tincture in about 15-30 minutes, making them a faster-acting option over edibles for some users. 

Precise Dosing

Concentrates, flowers, and edibles can be hard to get a precise dose of due to the nature of these products. Tinctures usually come in a bottle with a dropper, allowing users to measure the exact amount they want to use. Doses can be adjusted by the drop, allowing for the perfect dose for every user. 

No Smoke Inhalation

Smoking or vaping cannabis products may not be viable for conditions like allergies and asthma. Tinctures offer a fast-acting cannabis delivery similar to smoking or vaping but without inhalation. This is also great for those who prefer to avoid smoking altogether.

Long Shelf-Life

Tinctures can last for years if stored in a cool, dry place, preventing any from being wasted if it is not used very often. This allows users to try different tinctures and keep them for long periods without worrying about losing potency or going bad.


Some users do not like the taste of tinctures or prefer to take them as edibles. Tinctures can be mixed in with food and beverages, allowing for multiple types of ingestion and dosing.

Common Uses

While dropping a tincture under the tongue for sublingual application is the most popular way to take tinctures, several other uses have become popular. One common use of tinctures includes adding them to food or swallowing them like an edible. This delays the onset of its effects but can produce a stronger, more sedative effect than dropping it under the tongue. Another less common use of tinctures is topical application. Still, with the increased amount of skin-specific cannabis topicals, finding a product specifically formulated for topical application is usually better.

About Our Tinctures

At blüm, we strive to bring our customers the highest quality cannabis tinctures available. We offer a range of products with different concentrations of CBD and THC to allow you to find the perfect fit for your needs. Our selection of tinctures includes choices from premier cannabis brands to ensure that our customers are getting the best products on the market. Our tincture products come in a range of flavors, concentrations, and ratios of CBD and THC to allow for the perfect, customized cannabis experience for every customer.

Why Choose BLüM?

If you’re ready to shop for cannabis tinctures or other cannabis products, visit us in store or shop online at our Santa Ana, Oakland, or San Leandro locations. At blüm, we have the highest quality cannabis products in the California and are happy to work with you on finding the right products for your needs. If you have any questions, contact us today, and one of our experts will assist you as soon as possible. Our passionate and knowledgeable staff is ready to guide and empower you through your personalized cannabis journey.

At blüm, we have something for everyone, from the curious first-timer to the experienced connoisseur. As fully-compliant and licensed facilities, every product we carry has been tested for quality through a state-licensed laboratory and accompanied by a Certificate of Analysis (CoA). We strive to provide the best cannabis experience possible through our retail location(s) and delivery.