A tincture is an extraction of the whole marijuana plant, including the leaves and flowers. Tinctures are extracted with alcohol and the process is relatively easy and in-expensive. Rather than smoking or vaporizing marijuana, tinctures are an option for customers that prefer a healthy alternative, as tincture can be placed under the tongue and allowed to melt. Tinctures are almost always in liquid form and are often flavored to provide a better taste. The best place for storing a tincture is in a refrigerator and marijuana shops will often sell them in dark colored bottles that have been refrigerated for several days.