Glycerin Cannabis Tincture
Made with vegetable glycerin, medicinal effects of this tincture (pain relief, muscle relaxation, etc.) are sometimes felt without any psychoactive side effects. Nonetheless, start with a small measured dose such as 5-20 drops (an adult dose is typically 1-5 droppersfull) and wait for a full hour to determine results. Due to the nature of naturally occurring cannabinoids in the human body, and depending on the individual, results can be felt in as little as 5 minutes but may fade over time. Or, effects may not be felt immediately but instead increase over time. Some patients brush their teeth before putting drops in mouth to speed absorption. If no effects are felt, the dose can be increased a couple hours later or by waiting a full day.
Although there is no evidence of harmful or lasting effects on the body or brain with cannabis- especially in the form of a tincture- if an overdose occurs (feelings of overwhelm, dizziness, confusion) the best remedy is relaxation and time. Often, patients will recuperate from an overdose more easily with distraction; watching a movie, listening to soothing music, or engaging in other comforts in the company of loved ones. Deep breathing, hydration, and meditation are always recommended.