The history of Cannabis has been traced back to ancient China, where they used Cannabis in food, ointments, textiles, and drugs.
Like most marijuana products, liquid THC has many names: there’s the more technical tincture of Cannabis and the joint liquid marijuana or liquid THC.
Liquid THC has seen growth in popularity in recent years. This growth in popularity is thanks mainly to introducing vape pens and the increased presence of marijuana dispensaries globally.
But despite its emerging popularity, much mystery and confusion still surround liquid THC or THC drops. What exactly is it? How is it made, used, and what are its effects?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol or (Δ-9-THC). It is a cannabinoid molecule in (Cannabis) that’s been recognized as the principal psychoactive ingredient. That is to say, the substance that causes people who use marijuana to feel high.
Cannabis tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts typically, cannabis-infused alcohol. Tinctures were one of the methods of cannabis medicine until the USA enacted cannabis prohibition. They’re a great entry point for recreational and medical consumers looking to ease into smokeless consumption methods.
Cannabis oils are concentrates that are derived by extracting cannabinoids like THC and CBD from cannabis plants. Most oils you find at a pharmacy are formed by a process called “chemical extraction.” These methods use a solution to extract cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds like terpenes and flavonoids and add them to carriers like hemp oil or MCT oil.
How To Make Cannabis Tincture
Suppose you don’t have ample workspace or prefer a simple, mess-free preparation method. In that case, cannabis tinctures are a great project. You can make a tincture with a beaker, alcohol, filter, and Cannabis. That’s all you need!
How do THC works
THC works by connecting to the body’s cannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and peripheral system. THC can be noticed in the body much longer than most other drugs (up to 24 hours after ingestion), although the highness effects only last for 15 hours.
THC is stored in body fat, organs, and blood for three to four weeks. Hair follicle testing may identify THC after even more extended periods, around 90 days; that’s why when an autopsy is done on a corpse, the coroner’s report is always able to detect drugs in the system. Urine testing is often used but is an unreliable method of detection.
The cellular mechanisms involved in the inhibition of neurotransmitter release by cannabinoids remain unclear. Some have suggested that there is a direct inhibitory effect of CB1 receptor activation on N‐type Ca2+currents.
In rodents, cannabinoids tend to have a Burgos effect. Thus in rats, low doses of THC decrease activity, while higher doses increase movements.
One of the well-established effects of acute intoxication with Cannabis in man is an impairment of short‐term memory.
The Main Uses Of THC
THC is used mainly for recreational purposes, but it also has many medicinal uses. Marijuana has been used for health purposes for close to 1000 years. However, experiments on its use to soften and treat illness are still relatively recent.
Some of the illness THC can help reduce include;
- Frequent joint ache
- Acute migraine
- Poor appetite
- Seizures: some people had a dramatic drop in attacks after taking this drug.
- Kills cancer cells
After the said usage with, of course, the correct dosage, the feeling people may experience varies, but some of the notable after-effects are;
- Feeling of relaxation
- Feeling of hunger
- Altered perspicacity of time
How THC Oil Is Made
Tinctures and liquid THC can be made several ways: the more traditional room-temperature method, the cold-brew process, or the accelerated (and more disastrous) hot method. Tinctures are stored in a dropper bottle for easy accessibility. The mixture helps with intake and dosage. A standard eyedrop can hold about 1ml of liquid, making for a suitable dosage requirement.
You can also store your THC oil in a small spray bottle and administer the liquid THC by squeezing it in your mouth like breath spray. However, you choose to store your medicine, not under any circumstances should you drop it into your eyes. It should always be taken underneath the tongue.
When stored in an impenetrable bottle out of the sun, your tincture should last for a long time. Simply put, you’ll likely use it up before it goes bad.
Liquid THC is usually known to be some shade of green. Depending on the plant matter used, it can range in color from light to dark green and can even be greenish-brown. The liquid THC should smell like bud and give off a somewhat floral aroma.
How Is It Used?
It is used or consumed orally, but it can also be vaporized in an electronic vape pen and smoked like other e-liquids.