Ever since turning 50, I’ve had difficulty sleeping.
I struggle to fall asleep at night and wake up every couple of hours.
I then feel exhausted all day. I was unwilling to rely on prescription sleeping pills and suffer the harmful and long-term side-effects of pharmaceuticals. When a friend recommended cannabis, I wasn’t all that interested. I had no desire to smoke a joint. I wasn’t aware of how many options there are for consumption methods until I finally visited the dispensary. The selection of products was a bit overwhelming. However, when I explained my goals and preferences to a budtender, she suggested tinctures. A solvent is used to separate the essential oils of the cannabis plant from the extra plant material and create a highly concentrated, cannabinoid-filled product. Because of this, tinctures provide an especially high dose of cannabis. They are much lower in fat and calories than edibles and avoid the combustion process of smoking. There’s no tell-tale smell, smoke, vapor, ash, mess or waste. When stored properly, tinctures offer an especially long shelf-life. The compact bottle makes them easy to tuck into a pocket or purse for portability and discretion. The dropper allows for micro-dosing. I place a few drops under my tongue for sublingual absorption and quick onset of effects. I swallow any remaining liquid for a delayed onset of effects. This combination is perfect for getting me to sleep quickly and helping me to stay asleep. I can also add a little bit of a cannabis tincture into all different types of foods and beverages.