Ever since turning 55, I’ve had difficulty sleeping.
I struggle to fall asleep at night and wake up every couple of hours.
I then realized I was tired all afternoon. I was unwilling to rely on prescription sleeping methods and suffer the harmful and long-term side-effects of pharmaceuticals. When a neighbor advised 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 advised tinctures. A solvent is used to separate the key oils of the cannabis plant from the extra plant material and create a highly concentrated, cannabinoid-filled product. Because of this, tinctures supply an especially high caliber 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 respectfully, tinctures offer an especially long shelf-life. The little bottle makes them easy to tuck into a pocket or wallet for portability and discretion. The dropper allows for micro-dosing. I place a few squirts under my tongue for sublingual absorption and quick onset of effects. I swallow any remaining drops for a delayed onset of effects. This combination is perfect for getting me to sleep hastily and helping me to stay asleep. I can also put in a little bit of a cannabis tincture into all peculiar types of foods and beverages.