The Lowdown on Tincture Dosage: What’s Right or You?

The world of cannabis is a vast and complex one, with new information and products being introduced all the time. One such product is cannabis tincture, which is becoming more popular as people learn about its benefits. Tinctures are made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant using alcohol or glycerin. The resulting liquid can be taken orally, sublingually, or even added to food or drink. But how much should you take? And what’s the right dosage for you?

Cannabis Tincture Dosage Factors

Before diving into the specifics, remember that how much cannabis tincture you consume can be affected by numerous elements, including:

  • Your body weight
  • Which condition(s) you may be treating
  • Your general tolerance for THC or CBD
  • Method of consumption
  • Whether you’re taking any medication containing CBD or THC

The exact period of time until a dose becomes effective is determined by the type of tincture you are using, whether it is administered sublingually, orally, or used to infuse food. While we provide an array of helpful guidelines for use with our products, ultimately you must consider your own specific needs and circumstances when deciding on your dosage. If in doubt at all about your individual situation always consult with a doctor first!

Methods of Cannabis Tincture Consumption

The primary ways to consume cannabis tinctures include sublingual, oral, and topical.


This method is the most effective for tincture dosing as it goes directly into the bloodstream via capillaries located beneath the tongue. Simply place a few drops under your tongue and hold them there for at least thirty seconds before swallowing. This method is generally considered to be more efficient than oral ingestion as it allows CBD or THC to bypass digestion and enter circulation faster.


Using this method, simply add a few drops of cannabis tincture to your favorite food or beverage and enjoy! As with any ingested medication, however, it will take longer to feel the effects compared with sublingual consumption. It’s also important to keep in mind that digestion can break down some of the active compounds, leading to a lower bioavailability rate.


Cannabis tinctures can also be used topically for localized relief. Simply apply a few drops on the affected area and massage it in for the best effect. However, keep in mind that THC will not be absorbed through the skin, so make sure you’re using a product that contains CBD if you want to experience any therapeutic results.

Finding the Right Dosage of Cannabis Tinctures for You

Cannabis tinctures work similarly to edibles, in that you can consume a dose without feeling the effects right away. However, if you decide to take an extra-large dose or increase your dosage while waiting for the first one to kick in, it can create an unpredictable situation that could result in unwanted consequences.

For optimal results, it is best to start with a low amount and gradually increase over time. This allows you to tailor the dosage specifically for your needs – after all, if you take too much there’s no turning back!

For a successful first-time experience with tinctures, start by taking the recommended dose specified on the bottle; typically this is up to 0.25 ml for each dosage as indicated on the dropper. If you are new to tinctures, consider reducing your initial dose to an even lower amount such as 0.125 ml for your first try.

Start Slow and Build

Sublingual dosing is the most widely used method for consuming tinctures; this approach gives you maximum potency and faster results than other forms of consumption. Within just 20-30 minutes, you can easily recognize if it has had any effect or not – making it an ideal option for those who are looking to get fast relief from their symptoms.

If you don’t see any changes, wait an hour and repeat the dosage. If no results are observed after that period, then wait until the following day to double the dose incrementally by 0.25 ml each time thereafter.

As a reminder, the effect of taking this cannabis tincture dosage orally or with food will be delayed as it would when ingesting edibles. The effects won’t kick in right away like they typically do.

Tincture Dosage Chart

Since many of you may be used to dosing cannabis in terms of milligrams and not milliliters, here’s a handy conversion chart from Maine Craft Cannabis:

milligrams to milliliters tincture dosing chart

The Last Toke

Cannabis Tinctures are a great way to deliver the effects of cannabis into your system with precision and accuracy. However, it is important to remember that consumption varies from person to person and one should start with a low dose before gradually increasing if necessary. Always consult with a doctor if you have any questions or concerns about using cannabis tinctures or other forms of cannabis products.

At Frost Exotic Cannabis Denver Dispensary we are proud to offer an array of high-quality tincture products for all your needs! We urge you to take the time to explore what works best for you and make sure that you consume our products responsibly. Happy dosing!

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