The effects of any cannabis-based medicine depend on the ratio of CBD to THC.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the major cannabinoids—or “active ingredients”—found in cannabis. Because CBD isn’t intoxicating, a pure CBD tincture has few if any side effects. Depending on the amount of THC contained in the tincture, you may feel some intoxicating effects.
A tincture is simply a delivery method for cannabis and many other medicines. It dissolves the medicine in a liquid such as coconut oil. A specified dose is ingested, typically under the tongue, and then easily absorbed by the body.