Sublingual sprays are a quicker way for cannabis to enter the patients’ system.

Sublingual means “under the tongue,” as such, cannabis sublingual sprays should be applied directly beneath the tongue and inside the cheeks. The mucous membranes under our tongues help efficiently deliver cannabinoids directly to the bloodstream, causing the patient to feel the effects quicker while also helping them measure their desired dosage more accurately.

When you feel the burden of a long day, the pressure of a new project at work, or the stress of the daily grind, it can be easy to languish in worry.

Luckily, cannabis sublingual sprays are a reliable tension tamer designed to lift you up and fight that sinking feeling. 

A simple spray under the tongue, and you’ll float through the day instead of wading through the muck. 

The soothing waves of relaxation will unburden you and almost instantly reduce your stress.

What Does Sublingual Mean?

The word “sublingual” might conjure mystical images of subterranean creatures slithering in the deep, cool earth. However, the term has a much less epic meaning—it simply means “below the tongue.” 

In the case of “sublingual” products, this word means something placed under our tongues where it dissolves and takes effect quickly. 

The mucous membranes under our tongues are an efficient distribution center for substances, with permeability and porousness that make it the perfect spot to dissolve and ingest medical cannabis sprays.

What is a Sublingual Cannabis Spray?

Remember the breath-freshening spray craze of the ’70s? And then again in the ’90s? It seemed like everyone had the minty-fresh scent of Binaca wafting from their mouths. 

Sublingual sprays are reminiscent of those breath fresheners, except they are sprayed directly under the tongue instead of on top of it. 

And instead of curing the occasional bout of bad breath, sublingual cannabis sprays can ease physical tension, catalyze soothing relaxation, and supply a host of benefits unique to the cannabinoids THC and CBD. 

What are Sublingual Cannabis Sprays Made Of?

Most cannabis sublingual sprays are made from pure cannabis extract and a solvent (usually alcohol). 

Recently, sprays that use oil in place of alcohol have grown in popularity, as some describe oil-based sprays as gentler tasting than alcohol-based sprays. 

You can find sublingual sprays that deliver a dose of THC, or you can look for CBD sprays. Either way, there is a spray to suit any medical cannabis patient.

How do you Consume Sublingual Cannabis Products?

To make the most of your sublingual spray experience, you should shake your bottle first and then spray the desired amount under your tongue and the insides of your cheeks. 

The cheeks and gums have vascularized mucosal membranes, just like the membranes under the tongue, so spritzing a bit of cannabis spray on your cheeks will work just like a sublingual.

With all sublingual products, including sprays, you should try to hold the dose under your tongue and in your cheeks as long as you can. 

The spray needs to maintain contact with the membranes of your cheeks and sub-tongue area for as much time as possible. 

If you don’t hold the product in your mouth and let it dissolve for a bit, you might not get the desired outcome— and instead of that floaty, wistful feeling you’re aiming for, you might feel nothing at all. 

First-timers might think that their sublingual did not work when they just didn’t give the product time to permeate through the mucosal membranes. 

To feel the positive effects of your sublingual, you should: 

  • Get your mouth as dry as possible by swallowing all the saliva
  • Spray the product directly under your tongue
  • Swirl the product around your inner cheeks and gums with your tongue 
  • Avoid eating or drinking for at least 10 minutes
  • After you’ve kept the sublingual in your mouth for as long as possible, you can swallow whatever is leftover and carry on with business as usual

How do Sublingual Cannabis Sprays Work in the Body?

Many patients sing the praises of edibles and consider nothing else. 

However, edibles are absorbed through the digestive system, which can be a slow process. And when eaten, THC can bring an intense, long-lasting experience that might make some patients uncomfortable. 

Unlike edibles, sublingual sprays are not processed within the digestive system—they are dissolved within the mouth, where plenty of ultra-permeable capillaries efficiently transmits the cannabinoids straight to the bloodstream.

But because sublingual sprays don’t rely on the digestive tract and therefore primarily bypass liver metabolism, the THC doesn’t have much of a chance to convert to a more psychoactive form. 

Beginners and those looking for a less-potent mental experience can reach for their sublingual spray with the reassurance of a consistent, reliable euphoria.

What do you Need to Know about Sublingual Cannabis Dosing?

Sublingual sprays are great for consumers who want an easily controlled dose of cannabinoids (THC and/or CBD). 

Each spray contains a certain amount of cannabinoids, which means that spraying more gives you more cannabinoids. To figure out the dosing of your particular sublingual cannabis spray, you should look at the amount of THC or CBD listed on the bottle. 

Pay careful attention to whether the product lists THC per individual spray or per bottle—if the amount listed is per bottle, you’ll have to do some math to figure out how much THC is in each spray. 

Simply divide the amount of total THC by the number of sprays or doses per bottle, and that’s how much THC is in each spray.

Most Sublingual Cannabis Sprays (ours, for example) list the percentage of cannabinoids in each spray, making things easy.

What is the Average Dosage Amount for Sublingual Cannabis Spray?

The average dosage is 2.5 mg of THC plus 3mg CBD per spray, but some sublingual cannabis sprays can contain as much as 5 mg of THC per individual spray. 

Always double-check the packaging of your sublingual spray to make sure you’re getting the appropriate dose for your needs.

How Long Does it Take to Feel the Effects of Cannabis Sublingual Sprays?

Usually, the effects of sublingual sprays will kick in within 5 to 45 minutes.

Because the onset might occur within such a wide range of time, we recommend you wait at least an hour before spraying a second dose. 

Give your spray some time to do its thing. 

On the flipside, some patients find that their product is extremely fast-acting, and they feel it within a few minutes!

Can you Microdose with Sublinguals?


In fact, sublingual sprays can make microdosing simpler than other more traditional methods of THC consumption. 

Sublinguals are popular within the microdosing community because small doses can be administered precisely and definitively. 

With these microdoses, patients can avoid some of the more intense effects of THC while experiencing manageable, easy-going relief.  

What are the Advantages of Sublingual Cannabis Spray?

THC oral sprays are a joy for patients looking for an easy, breezy way to get through their day or those who want quiet and well-balanced night-time relaxation. 

Some benefits of sublingual sprays include: 

  • Steering clear of smoke and the physical effects of combustion: while vaping and other smokeless forms of cannabis consumption also allow you to avoid smoking, sprays do not involve inhalation or the respiratory system.
  • Controlling and tracking your doses: many microdosers, beginners, and pros choose sprays over other less-controllable methods. 
  • Bypassing the digestive tract: THC sublinguals make their way directly to the bloodstream, inspiring a more reliable, serene experience. 
  • Honoring discretion: sublingual sprays are perfect for discrete patients due to their ease of transport and lack of aroma. 
  • Enlivening your taste buds: most sprays come in bright and natural flavors, such as lemon, mint, or cinnamon, which means that giving yourself a little spritz is fun and refreshing from start to finish. 

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