Tinctures of any kind are the easiest and most discreet form of CBD you can take. That’s because CBD tincture is administered a few drops at a time under your tongue.

Be sure to hold the liquid in your mouth, and don’t swallow. Nothing bad will happen if you do swallow; it will just take longer to feel the effects.

After the drops dissolve under your tongue, they’re absorbed into your sublingual artery, the CBD travels through your external carotid artery, into your internal carotid artery, and then to your brain. The whole process—from the time you administer the drops to the time you feel their effects—takes about 15 minutes.

Feeling the effects from a tincture is a bit slower than smoking the same plant matter, but it’s a lot faster than using an edible.