There are so multiple cannabis consumption methods, brands & strains available, that shopping at the dispensary can be a bit overwhelming. I initially made an effort to try something new every visit. I experimented with smoking flower by way of a bong, pipe, joint & blunt. I sampled infused pre-rolls & disposable vapes. I sampled a variety of edibles, including capsules, mints, gummies, peanut butter cups, cookies & chocolatesâ€¦ Eventually, I discovered tinctures & have been happy with them ever since. They offer particular advantages over the other methods. I like that tinctures are sold in a absolutely small bottle that can be easily concealed inside a pocket. They don’t melt, get stale or make a mess. I can carry a tincture along if I head out on a hike, paddle our kayak or go camping. The packaging includes a dropper that allows easy & exact dosing. I don’t require any extra accessories! Consuming a tincture is as easy as placing a few drops under our tongue. The process doesn’t create an odor, smoke or ash & is attractively discreet. The sublingual absorption of cannabinoids provides quick onset of effects. I can also add a tincture into a fruit smoothie, yogurt or just about any type of food or beverage to consume them like an edible. The effects are then delayed. Tinctures are far lower in calories than edibles, & when stored properly, have an seriously long shelf-life. The dispensary carries sativa, hybrid, indica & CBD tinctures. There is a wide array of flavors & potency levels. I am no longer willing to buy any other type of consumption method.