ROCKY MOUNTAIN - RIDGWAY
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream
ROOTS RX BASALT
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EAGLE/VAIL
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX EDWARDS
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX GUNNISON
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
ROOTS RX Leadville
Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Rocky Mountain Blaze
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Rocky Mountain Cannabis - Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Item #9, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Craig
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
Rocky Mountain Cannabis Dinosaur
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Triangle OG
SOLACE MEDS LLC - FC
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Solace Meds Broadway
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
THE JOINT BY CANNABIS
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Koko Puffs, Wedding Crasher
THE KIND CASTLE
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
The 404
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Veritas Cookies
The Dispo (REC)
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Wedding Crasher
The Happy Camper Palisade
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Carbondale
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
Tumbleweed Craig
Apple Fritter, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake
Tumbleweed Debeque
Bananaghani, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Tumbleweed Frisco
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Pineapple Blast
Twin Peaks - REC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Cookies N Cream, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Wedding Crasher
A Cut Above - rec
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies, Wedding Crasher
BACKCOUNTRY CANNABIS COMPANY
Apple Fritter, Bubba Berry, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Sour Diesel
BUDDY BOY - Walnut St
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Forbidden Melonz, Garlic Breath, Poon Tang Pie, Sour Rado, Veritas Cookies
BUDDY BOY - York St
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
BUDDY BOY -38th
Forbidden Melonz, LA Kush Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - N. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Poon Tang Pie
Buddy Boy - S. Federal
Forbidden Melonz, Papaya Cake, Poon Tang Pie
Callie's RiNo
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Slap N Tickle
Canna Cabinet
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Bubba Berry, Cherry Punch, Colorado Cool-aid, Gas Tanker, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Sueno, Sunset Drive, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Triangle OG, Unicorn Poop, Wedding Crasher
CannaCo II
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
Cannacura
Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Slurricane
Cherry Peak
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, LA Kush Cake, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Commerce City
Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Cookies Denver
Apple Fritter, Cherry Hills, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Tart Pops
Cookies Pueblo
Cookies N Cream, Sour Rado
EUFLORA 16th Street
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Buckley Rd
Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Gun Club Rd
Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast, Strawberry Shortcake
EUFLORA Longmont
Big Bubba Diesel, Pineapple Blast
Elevated
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Cherry Punch, Koko Puffs, Tart Pops
Golden Meds - Sante Fe
Apple Fritter, Colorado Cool-aid, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
Herbal Healing
Banana Kush, GG4, Garlic Breath, Miracle Alien Cookies, OG Sin, Slap N Tickle, Strawberries N Cream, Sunset Drive
High Plainz Strains 2
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Garlic Breath, Koko Puffs, Papaya Cake, Purple Papaya Punch, Scooby Snax, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Crasher
KIND CARE OF COLORADO LLC
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Karma
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, LA Kush Cake, Slap N Tickle, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Wedding Crasher
Kinfolk Farms
Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie
LACONTES - Washington
Apple Fritter, Big Bubba Diesel, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Slurricane
MAGNOLIA ROAD - Boulder
Apple Fritter, Bananaghani, Big Bubba Diesel, Blue Sherbert, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Koko Puffs, LA Kush Cake, Layer Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Pudding Pop, Slurricane, Sour Rado, Strawberry Milk, Strawberry Shortcake, Super Sour Lemon, Tart Pops, Wedding Crasher, Wookie Fruit
NATURES MEDICINE SALIDA
Big Bubba Diesel, Cherry Punch, Cookies N Cream, Headband Kush, Pineapple Blast, Sour Rado
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (44th)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
OASIS CANNABIS SUPERSTORE (EVANS)
Apple Fritter, Cherry Punch, LA Kush Cake, Pineapple Blast, Poon Tang Pie, Slap N Tickle
Primal
Colorado Cool-aid, Koko Puffs, Unicorn Poop

February 15, 2021

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with Cannabis Sublinguals

How to use cannabis sublinguals: Here’s everything you need to know to get up to speed on this unique form of cannabis consumption.

Typically, we think of cannabis in two ways: It’s something you can inhale, either by smoking traditional flowers or vaping, or it’s something you can eat, in various forms of edibles. 

However, there’s another type of cannabis product that’s rising in popularity because it has a faster onset time than edibles, provides more exact dosages, is super discreet and puts no stress on the lungs: cannabis sublinguals.

What are cannabis sublinguals?

Cannabis sublinguals are a form of delivery in which cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are consumed by placing a dose under the tongue (hence the Latin “sub-lingual”), and letting it dissolve. From there, the cannabis compounds enter into the bloodstream by absorbing into blood vessels in the mouth. While not as fast-acting as any method involving the lungs, the onset is typically quicker than edibles—around 10 to 20 minutes, as opposed to up to two hours. 

Sublinguals typically come as concentrates or tinctures. You also might find strips or sprays, similar in appearance to breath fresheners. 

Concentrates designed for sublingual consumption are highly potent oils that tend to have the texture of honey or molasses. Tinctures are cannabis extracts diluted in a neutral food-grade “carrier” substance, typically ethanol alcohol or a plant-based oil such as coconut or olive. They often come with a dropper to help you measure out exactly how much you want to consume. 

How are cannabis sublinguals made?

The tincturing process is relatively straightforward. Low heat is applied to ground cannabis to activate the cannabinoids, a process called decarboxylation (this step is similar to activating cannabinoids by applying a flame to a bowl or joint). Then the cannabis plant matter is steeped in oil or alcohol for a period of time to extract the plant trichomes that contain cannabinoids and terpenes before the plant matter is filtered out, leaving the infused liquid ready for consumption. 

Concentrates have a more intensive manufacturing process that requires expensive equipment to safely capture flammable solvent gases, aka a closed-loop system. The trichomes are extracted by a solvent—a hydrocarbon such as butane or propane, or supercritical CO2 that in liquid form acts as a solvent—in a process that generally involves high heat. The solvent is removed after the concentrate is made, but hydrocarbon residue may persist in the final product at trace levels, which is why it’s important to seek out tested products in the regulated market. 

How to use cannabis sublinguals

Because cannabis sublinguals have a fairly quick onset time, and can be metered out in precise doses, new cannabis consumers are advised to start small and work their way up until they reach the desired effect. The same advice holds when trying a new product. 

Concentrates and tinctures can be highly variable in how powerful or diluted they are, so always make sure you know the potency of what you are consuming. Concentrates may be several times the strength of smokable flower.

Tinctures tend to be easy to measure out, because one typically uses a dropper to ferry a dose from bottle to mouth. Many consumers find oils to have a pleasant taste, and that cannabis interacts well with fats—a notion that will be familiar to anyone who has baked with cannabutter.

Be especially mindful when using concentrates, as it is very easy to consume much more than you were intending. One can use a precision digital scale to measure out doses (and again, if you aren’t sure how your body will react to concentrates, start with a minimal dose, and add only a little more if needed—keeping in mind that it’s a cumulative effect). Due to its sticky, viscous texture, some concentrate consumers put it on something edible, such as rice paper, so that they can measure out how much they want without making a mess.

Finally, remember the “sub” part of “sublingual.” Whatever form they take, cannabis sublinguals are meant to be absorbed into the membranes underneath your tongue, not through your stomach. If you apply your dose to the top of your tongue, you probably won’t get the desired results.

As a smoke-free, discreet, and precise consumption method, sublinguals are seeing increased popularity, and that trend is likely to keep going as more people try them out. Both trepidatious novices and experienced cannabis aficionados have good reason to give cannabis sublinguals a try.
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