Sublingual consumption involves placing cannabis tinctures or oils under the tongue, allowing for rapid absorption and effective delivery of cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidiol). The mucous membranes under the tongue have a high concentration of blood vessels, which enables the cannabinoids to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This bypasses the digestive system, resulting in faster onset and more efficient absorption compared to oral ingestion. 

One of the significant advantages of sublingual consumption is its quick onset of effects. The cannabinoids are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, allowing for a relatively fast-acting experience. Depending on the product and individual factors, effects can typically be felt within 15 to 30 minutes, making it a preferred option for those seeking prompt relief or precise control over their cannabis experience.