How To & When To: THC Tinctures | Discover Marijuana

Cannabis medicine comes in a variety of forms, and the tincture is one of our favorites!

Tinctures are liquids containing herbal extracts (cannabis, in our case), and they’re administered “sublingually,” or under the tongue. They can also be swallowed and absorbed via the digestive system, but the two large veins underneath the tongue allow for faster and better absorption of the compounds in a tincture.

Kylee Shumway, Pharmacist in Charge at WholesomeCo, says the tincture is the “most medical” way to use cannabis. That’s because tinctures can be dosed drop by drop, allowing greater precision than other forms of cannabis consumption.

This level of precision is ideal for a Medical Cannabis patient who’s interested in microdosing or finding the “just right” dose.

Shumway and Blake Smith, Chief Scientific Officer at Zion Medicinal, agree that tinctures can benefit nearly every Medical Cannabis patient.

Talk to Kylee Shumway or your local Medical Cannabis pharmacist to learn about the tinctures that may help with your condition.

Watch our video on microdosing:

Follow our guide to find your “just right” dose:


Tim Pickett, PA-C is a Medical Cannabis expert and the founder of Utah Therapeutic Health Center. As a Qualified Medical Provider, Tim works directly with patients in need of Medical Marijuana recommendations and treatment plans. Salt Lake City Weekly readers voted Tim Utah’s Best Medical Cannabis Doctor (QMP) in its “2021 Best of Utah mind and body” edition.

Blake Smith is the Chief Science Officer at Zion Pharmaceuticals and an expert in the biochemistry of cannabis. Blake has a keen understanding of cannabinoid compounds and their effects on the human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Kylee Shumway is the Pharmacist in Charge at WholesomeCo, a Medical Cannabis pharmacy in Bountiful. Her interest in cannabis medicine also began in college, when an organic chemistry professor sometimes mentioned the compounds in marijuana.

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