Gemstonz carries high quality CBD tincture used topically for pain management

Now that cannabis is legal for medicinal use in most states and legal in a few, you may be wondering if a CBD tincture might be right for you. Known as good medicine to many, CBD tinctures, oils and teas offer pain and anxiety relief for people who'd rather go an all-natural route in treating human conditions.

What is CBD tincture

In the simplest of terms, a tincture is an herbal extract that can be taken orally. A tincture concentrates the medical properties of whole plants into an easy to take liquid. A tincture is typically made with a solvent such as alcohol, but herbal tinctures may also be made with vegetable glycerin or apple cider vinegar, explains Healing Harvest Homestead magazine.

DIY cannabis tincture

Before a tincture can be made with cannabis, the harvested plant must undergo a process called decarboxylation. This process happens when dried, cured weed is smoked. Heat does the trick of transforming THCA into the tasty THC that provides a nice psychoactive buzz. If you wish to consume cannabis in edible form, you'll have to decarb plant material another way. This task may be accomplished by carefully baking your bud at a low temperature of around 200 degrees for 30 to 90 minutes.

Once decarboxylized, cannabis may be placed in a mason jar and covered with high-proof clear alcohol and allowed to infuse for several weeks. Keep the jar in the dark cabinet and gently shake it a couple of times per day. The longer you infuse, the more potent the THC or CBD tincture will be. Strain your infusion through a coffee filter and store it in a dropper-top bottle. Start with a small dose and wait to see how it affects you before taking more.

Leafly offers another do-it-yourself method of making a cannabis tincture called Master Wu's Green Dragon. To make it, place finely ground, decarbolyzed buds in a mason jar and cover with Everclear liquor. Stir before simmering in a stove-top 170-degree water bath for 20 minutes. Cool and strain before storing and using.

An easier way to get CBD

If all this sounds like too much work, don't worry. High-quality CBD tincture may be purchased at licensed dispensaries throughout the US and Canada. Dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers are not the only way to treat chronic pain, and tranquilizers are not the only way to treat anxiety. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat these conditions, and CBD may help you, too.

Gemstonz offers a nice selection of CBD tinctures that may be used by adults to treat a variety of conditions. Sleeplessness may be lessened and anxiety relieved with just a few drops of cannabis tincture. We stock and sell CBD tincture in high- and low-dose as well as an excellent CBD tincture for pets. Squirt It is a glycerin-based CBD tincture that delivers a full 200mg of CBD per sublingual dose. You can also use Squirt It in a vaporizer.