Sunday July 4, 2021

By Samantha Smith

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We all know that smoking cannabis and taking edibles can help with a variety of medical ailments and symptoms. However, some people don’t like the traditional methods of consumption and the industry is starting to take notice. The result? Sublinguals. Sublinguals work by being absorbed through mucous membranes under the tongue.

These membranes bypass the digestive system and go directly into the bloodstream, which results in a quicker-hitting high when compared to the traditional edibles. People who enjoy sublinguals praise their discreteness and effectiveness, so we’ve decided to gather a list of the best sublinguals on the market.

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The Best Sublinguals

Sublinguals are a rapidly expanding preparation category, so this is by no means an exhaustive list, but what follows is an excellent cross section of some of the best you can find on the market.

Cloud Buster strips — Kin Slips

Much like a Listerine breath strip, Kin Slips are perfect to stick in your purse or wallet if you need some creativity and focus on the go. With a spicy orange and sweet mint flavor, you’ll receive10mg of THC per strip (100mg per pack) resulting in sensations of relaxation, euphoria, arousal,and all-around relief soon after it dissolves on your tongue.

This product contains no calories and is also sugar-free, non-GMO and vegan-friendly, so it’s a good choice for a wide range of special diets. For the strongest effect, users recommend letting the strip dissolve entirely before washing it down. The cloud buster strips also come in a 5mg micro-dose and single dissolve packages.

THC Inhaler — MUV Cannabis

THC has shown to be a bronchodilator, so why not consume it through an inhaler? The MÜV Cannabis THC Inhaler is a great choice for people who like to inhale cannabis, but can’t stand the harshness of smoke. Every pump inhaled is dosed at 2.4mg of THC—making it a perfect way to discreetly microdose with almost immediate effects. Working like a regular inhaler, each contains 150 doses and is available to order online in a 30, 60, or 90-day supply. MUV Cannabis also sells a 1:1 THC/CBD inhaler.

Bliss Dose Dial Mints — DOSIST

If you want to feel some of cannabis’s signature effects without the head high, these Dose Dial Mints from DOSIST are the way to go. Each mint contains 3.7mg of THC and .4mg CBD. With such a low dosage and slow release, you’ll feel focused and relaxed without having your head in the clouds. 

1:1 CBD/THC Peppermint Tincture — Siskiyou Sungrown

Recently rated the best-selling tincture in Oregon, the 1:1 CBD/THC Peppermint Tincture from Siskiyou Sungrown is perfect for those who have issues with inflammation, neurological issues, and anxiety. The equal THC to CBD ratio balances each other out, resulting in a relaxing effect without feeling overwhelmed—making it a perfect product for beginners. You’ll also get a bang for your buck. Each bottle holds 128 servings (0.25 ml per serving) with a THC/CBD ratio of 350mg, for an average price of $27.

Berry Nighttime Spray — Breez

If a CBD/THC combo isn’t putting you to bed, why not add CBN to the mix? The Berry Nighttime Spray from Breeze does just that. CBN is created when THC-A oxidizes and like CBD, CBN can help with pain and inflammation, but did you know that CBN acts more like a sedative than CBD or THC does? The combination of the 3 makes this microdose spray amazing for those who are looking to get up to 8 hours of a good night’s rest.

This product is gluten-free, sugar-free, and gets its flavor from natural terpenes found in berries. Three to four sprays should do the trick for your average user. Breez also makes other types of sprays, including a 1:1 THC/CBD, straight THC or CBD, and another berry spray, meant for daytime use.

 

Yellow Moods Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture — Chemistry

The Yellow Moods tincture lives up to its name by providing its user with a 5:1 ratio of THC, CBD, THC-A, and CBD-A while leaving them in a state of euphoria and providing the ability to focus and feel energized. This is a great product for those who may need to crush brain fog on a busy day.

40:1 Full spectrum CBD drops — Care by Design

One of Care by Design’s most favorably reviewed products, this 15ml bottle is chock-full of cannabinoids. Each bottle of 40:1 Full spectrum CBD drops from Care by Design contains 480mg CBD, 120mg CBDA, 12mg THC, and 3mg THCA, for a total of 615 milligrams of cannabinoids! When mixed together, they assist with focusing and relaxation while providing a mood boost. Perfect for the average college student wanting to get a last-minute study sesh in. 

Good Vibes/Chill Out Drink enhancer — Fluresh 

Are you a fan of electrolyte drops? Then you love this product. Whether you use it straight from the bottle or mix it in with some water, Fluresh’s Good Vibes Drink Enhancer leaves you feeling uplifted and happy, while their Chill Out enhancer contains a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio and allows you to unwind after a long day.

Each ½ teaspoon is equivalent to 5mg THC (and 5mg CBD in the Chill Out enhancer) This product is probably the most sharable in a casual situation on the list. Each bottle contains 20 servings. 

CLICK Cannabis Spray

Composed of organic herbs, spices, CBD, and small amounts of THC, CLICK Cannabis Spray has different effects depending on what spray you buy; including: Go, Restore, Chill, and Dream. With so many to choose from, they’ll have a product for any way you want to feel. Each spritz delivers 2.5MG of cannabis and will kick-in in as little as 6 to 8 minutes, all while being the size of a pack of gum. 

CBD isolate Powder

For those who want the purest form of CBD possible, isolates are the way to go. CBD isolate is a crystalline powder, which is a result of all compounds and other substances in the cannabis plant being stripped away in the manufacturing process. It is also colorless, tasteless, and odorless—probably making it the most discreet product on this list. We’re a big fan of Industrial Hemp Farms’ CBD isolate, not only because it’s a great product made here in Colorado, but also for the excellent price.

Conclusion

If you’ve never tried sublinguals before, you may be surprised at what you find. Many consumers who have had negative or inconsistent experiences with traditional edibles often overlook sublinguals thinking that the experiences might be the same, but this is not necessarily the case. Because they use a completely different method of uptake, sublinguals should be considered their own separate product, and may work far better than baked goods or candies depending on the consumer. Furthermore, there are many cannabis consumers for whom edibles simply don’t work, and sublinguals might be just the answer they need.


What are your favorite sublingual cannabis products? Tell all about it in the comments below!

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Samantha Smith Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith is a journalist, medical cannabis patient and cannabis advocate. A graduate of Ball State University, Samantha was a newspaper reporter in southwest Michigan and Indiana before entering the cannabis industry. She specialized in covering stories about local politics, the Indiana public school system and, community events.

Currently, she is the Marketing and Communications Manager at The Green Door, a medical & recreational dispensary in Bangor, and Baldwin, Michigan. Her work has been published on Leafly and in Pet Lifestyles Magazine. She is also a brand ambassador for Paw-able cbd pet treats. Samantha can be found on Instagram at @sammyliz92 or on LinkedIn.



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