There are so many cannabis consumption methods, brands and 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 and blunt. I sampled infused pre-rolls and disposable vapes. I sampled a variety of edibles, including capsules, mints, gummies, peanut butter cups, cookies and chocolates. Eventually, I discovered tinctures and have been happy with them ever since. They offer unique advantages over the other methods. I like that tinctures are sold in a very 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 my kayak or go camping. The packaging includes a dropper that allows easy and exact dosing. I don’t require any extra accessories. Consuming a tincture is as easy as placing a few drops under my tongue. The process doesn’t create an odor, smoke or ash and is wonderfully 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, and when stored properly, have an extremely long shelf-life. The dispensary carries sativa, hybrid, indica and CBD tinctures. There is a wide array of flavors and potency levels. I am no longer willing to buy any other type of consumption method.