Cannabidiol (CBD) Tinctures are typically taken sublingually. Sublingual means situated or applied under the tongue. There are a lot of capillaries (tiny blood vessels) under our tongue. This means that the cannabinoids can be efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream without needing to go through the digestive system. CBD tinctures are ment to be taken in small doses, many times the tincture will be designed with a dropper that is incorporated with the container. For patients that do not want to take the Tincture sublingually, they have the option of administering the CBD in their food or drink. Just keep in mind the effects may take a bit longer because the oil is being swallowed and digested with the food/drink. Patients report effects within 15 minutes of intake and it is suggested to let the Tincture rest under the tongue for at least one minute.