Can't take it by itself because alcohol is too cheap and leaves bad taste and throat burn. Also despite the high dosage, there's no buzz at all and I'm usually pretty light. Won't buy it again. Disappointed.
I personally like placing 4/5 drops on my flower, let it dry, and then smoke it. There is nothing stronger (THC) out there and the trip is incredible. And you become pain free in minutes. The head trip just floats along like a slow turn down a river with explosions going off in your head. I love the tincture and will use it as part of my medical, pain-free, setup. Give it a try -- I don't think you will be disappointed. Erich Vonsonne