What are Sublingual Cannabis Strips and How Do They Work?

The use of cannabis today is easy and accessible. Smoking, vaping and eating edibles have already made their way into the cannabis community. But there is also another product that is gaining popularity. We’re talking about sublingual cannabis strips here. But what are these? And what can you expect from them? Below, we discuss everything you need to know about sublingual cannabis comics!

What are sublingual cannabis comics?

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Sublingual cannabis strips are similar to those peppermint strips you use for fresh breath. So they are thin, edible strips with a flavor, but with a specific dose of THC. Generally, a strip contains about 10mg of THC, which is enough to get a nice buzz. However, these sublingual strips are also available with CBD, making this an interesting consumption method for various cannabis enthusiasts.

How do sublingual strips work?

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If you use cannabis, you probably know what sublingual administration is. Just think about THC tincture or dropper bottles of CBD oil. However, sublingual administration of substances is also common in the medical world. But how exactly does it work?

Without getting too scientific, the soft tissue under the tongue acts as a kind of gateway for sublingual substances. This area is known as the “oral mucosa” and consists of thin skin covering capillaries and epithelial cells. Once a particular substance lands on this, the substance reaches the bloodstream, and much more quickly than with oral ingestion. Because THC is a lipophilic compound, it can be easily absorbed by the oral mucosa. It then makes its way to the blood-brain barrier, where it binds to CB1 receptors and induces a high.

How are THC strips made?

Sublingual cannabis strips are very easy to use, but making them at home is not so simple. This is because such a strip is made from various flavorings, gums, additives, a liquid THC or CBD extract and sometimes other agents, involving specific equipment and dimensions.

But that’s not to say it’s impossible. It’s just a matter of scoring the right ingredients and following the necessary processes. Still, this option may be more suitable for experienced stoners. After all, calculating the strength is quite tricky, which can be a problem especially for beginners, as they are more sensitive to THC. In short, it might be better to find a reliable manufacturer of THC strips or CBD strips, so you can be sure how much you are ingesting.

What are the pluses of sublingual cannabis strips?

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Weed users are always looking for more accessible, safer and more discreet methods of use. By simply placing a THC strip under your tongue, you have a simple way to use cannabinoids, especially compared to twisting and smoking a joint or preparing a vaporizer or bong. That doesn’t mean you should put your bong in the trash, but it’s always nice to have multiple options when it comes to using weed. And sublingual strips have many advantages to offer.

Ease of Use

First and foremost, their ease of use is a huge plus of sublingual strips. When you buy them at the store, they come in a small packet. You can take out a strip here each time and place it under your tongue, then close the lid again and put the pack back in your pocket. There is no grinder, lighter or rolling pin involved; it couldn’t be easier! This means you can walk right out the door and arrive at your destination stoned.

No mess

How many times have you accidentally knocked over a bottle of tincture, dropped your buds or banged your bong into something? Maybe never, but an accident can happen and happens more often than you think! With sublingual strips everything comes in one handy package. This allows you to enjoy your weed without worry and mess.


Sublingual cannabis strips are absorbed almost instantly, reaching the bloodstream and crossing the blood-brain barrier within minutes. This means you experience the effects of THC soon after dissolving the strip. Much, much faster than when using edibles. This is because sublingual THC bypasses your digestive system and prevents the so-called ‘first pass effect’.

Manageable effect

Commercially produced sublingual cannabis strips contain a specific dose of THC, CBD or other cannabinoids per sheet. Compared to edibles, the effect comes on faster, but the high is also more manageable and doesn’t last as long. Just slip a strip under your tongue and sit back; that’s all you have to do.


THC strips are very similar to standard peppermint strips. So using them is not at all suspicious. No one will look at you funny if you use a strip on the bus, especially since it has no noticeable smell.

Do sublingual cannabis strips induce a high?

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It’s probably obvious by now that it’s definitely possible to get stoned from sublingual cannabis strips, just like from THC tincture or edibles. However, if you are looking for non-intoxicating alternatives, you can also buy strips with cannabinoids like CBD and CBDV. So it’s very easy to find a product that meets your needs.

How long does it take to feel the effects of cannabis strips?

We already mentioned that sublingual strips are a fast-acting method, but how fast do we mean? When you let a THC strip dissolve under your tongue, the effect comes on after about fifteen minutes, peaking after about thirty minutes to an hour. The total experience lasts about 2-3 hours, which is equivalent to smoking a joint. If you eat edibles, the effect can last up to eight hours and this is something many users want to avoid, especially during the day. You won’t have this kind of problem with sublingual strips!

Are sublingual cannabis strips safe?

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You can use sublingual cannabis strips safely, as long as they are made by a reliable manufacturer. Look carefully to see if the product contains clear information about the THC content and dosage. If you buy non-commercial strips, you can’t always be sure that the ingredients are safe. For this reason, it is wise to choose products from reputable companies. You can also try to make THC strips yourself using high-quality ingredients and proven methods.

Are THC strips legal?

We cannot discuss the safety of sublingual strips without talking about their vague legal status. This falls into a gray area, as different countries, and even different regions, all have different rules when it comes to cannabis. It is therefore wise to be careful and do your homework before ordering sublingual strips or making them yourself. With a little care, you can save yourself a lot of hassle in the long run!

Try THC strips yourself

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You’re now a lot wiser when it comes to sublingual strips. What remains is to try them yourself! Cannabis strips are a great alternative to blowing, vaping or eating weed. They may not be able to compete with your smoking routine, but still, we think sublingual strips are definitely worth a try, especially if you want a quick, discreet and manageable high. If instant relaxation is important to you, nothing beats the convenience of THC strips!