A tincture is a liquid extract that is made by soaking herbs in alcohol to extract the active compounds. Tinctures are a convenient and easy way to take cannabis. In this blog post, we will show you how to make a tincture using cannabis.
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Decide what kind of tincture you want to make
Tinctures are a concentrated form of cannabis that are typically made by soaking dried marijuana flowers in high-proof alcohol, like everclear. The resulting mixture is then left to sit for a period of time (usually a few weeks to a few months) before being strained and bottled. Tinctures can be used in small dropperfuls under the tongue, or they can be added to drinks or food. Tinctures are a popular way to consume cannabis because they offer a discreet and easy way to get the desired effects without having to smoke.
To make a tincture, you will first need to decide what kind of tincture you want to make. There are two main types of tinctures: water-based and alcohol-based. Water-based tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in distilled water, while alcohol-based tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in high-proof alcohol. Both types of tinctures will produce a potent concentrate that can be used in small dropperfuls under the tongue, or added to drinks or food.
Once you have decided what kind of tincture you want to make, you will need to gather your supplies. For an alcohol-based tincture, you will need:
-1 ounce (28 grams) of dried marijuana flowers
-1 cup (237 ml) of high-proof alcohol, like everclear
-1 glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
For a water-based tincture, you will need:
-1 ounce (28 grams) of dried marijuana flowers
-1 cup (237 ml) of distilled water
-1 glass jar with a tight fitting lid
Choose your cannabis strain
The type of cannabis you use will largely determine the effect of your final product. Indica strains tend to be more relaxing, while sativa strains are more energizing. There are also hybrid strains that can offer a balance of both effects. It’s important to experiment with different strains to find the one that works best for you.
Once you’ve selected your strain, it’s time to start the tincturing process.
Gather your supplies
You will need:
-High proof alcohol like vodka, Everclear, or grain alcohol
-Mason jar with a lid
-Cheesecloth, coffee filter, or paper towel
-Spoon for stirring
Prepare your cannabis
To make a tincture, you’ll first need to gather some supplies. You’ll need:
-1 gram of high quality cannabis
-A mason jar with a lid
-High proof alcohol like Everclear (190 proof) or vodka will also work
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to prepare your cannabis. Start by grinding your cannabis into a fine powder using your grinder. Then, place the ground cannabis in the mason jar and pour in the alcohol until it covers the herb. seal the jar tightly and shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds. Then, store the jar in a cool, dark place for two weeks, shaking it once a day.
After two weeks have passed, strain the tincture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into another mason jar or container. Be sure to press on the herb with a spoon to get all of the tincture out. Congrats, you’ve now made your very own cannabis tincture!
Create your tincture
Tinctures are a great way to medicate without having to smoke. They’re also easy to make and discrete. Cannabis tinctures are becoming more popular as the benefits of cannabis are being more widely accepted. If you want to make your own cannabis tincture here’s how:
What You Need:
-1 ounce of dried cannabis
-1 quart of high proof alcohol (Everclear is a good choice)
-Quart size jar with lid
-Cheesecloth or coffee filter
-Airtight container for storage
1. Decarboxylate your cannabis. This can be done by spreading it out on an oven safe tray and baking it in the oven at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes.
2. Grind your decarboxylated cannabis and put it in the quart size jar.
3. Pour alcohol over the ground cannabis until it is completely covered and put the lid on the jar.
4. Store the jar in a dark place like a cabinet for 4 weeks, shaking it once a day.
5. After 4 weeks, use the cheesecloth or coffee filter to strain out the plant matter from the liquid tincture.
6. Pour the strained tincture into an airtight container using the funnel and store it in a cool, dark place.
Store your tincture
After you have made your tincture, it is important to store it properly to maintain both its strength and flavor. When stored properly, a cannabis tincture can last for many years. The key to proper storage is to keep your tincture in a dark, cool place. A cupboard or pantry away from any heat sources is a perfect spot. If you are planning on keeping your tincture for an extended period of time, consider storing it in the fridge or freezer.
Use your tincture
There are many ways to use your tincture. You can take it sublingually (under the tongue) or add it to food or drink. If you’re using it for the first time, start with a low dose and gradually increase until you find your sweet spot. Remember, it takes time for the effects to kick in, so be patient.
The sublingual method is one of the most effective ways to take a cannabis tincture. Drop your desired dose under your tongue and hold it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. The area under your tongue has lots of small blood vessels that will absorb the THC quickly. You should start feeling the effects within 15-30 minutes.
Adding to food or drink:
Another popular way to use tinctures is by adding them to food or drink. This is a great option if you don’t like the taste of tinctures or if you want the effects to kick in more slowly. Keep in mind that THC is fat-soluble, so it will be more effective if you add your tincture to a fatty food or drink like coconut oil butter, milk, etc. You can also make edibles with your tincture by adding it to baked goods or cooking it into other dishes.
Adjust the dosage as needed
It is impossible to overdose on cannabis tincture, so don’t be afraid to experiment a little bit until you find the perfect dosage for you. Start with one drop, wait an hour or so, and then take another drop if you feel like you need it. Some people find that they need several drops at once to get the desired effect, while others only need one drop per day.
As a general rule of thumb, start with a low dose and increase as needed. It is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to dosing cannabis tinctures. You can always take more, but you can’t take less once the tincture is in your system.
Tinctures are concentrated extracts of cannabis that are designed to be taken orally. They are typically made by soaking the cannabis in high-proof alcohol or glycerin, which extract the active compounds, THC, CBD, and terpenes, from the plant material.
Tinctures are a great way to consume cannabis if you don’t like smoking or if you want a quick and easy way to consume a small dose of THC. Tinctures can also be used to make other edible products, like brownies or cookies.
To make a tincture, you will need:
-High-proof alcohol or glycerin
-A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
-A coffee filter or cheesecloth
1. Start with about 7 grams (1/4 ounce) of dried cannabis. If you’re using fresh cannabis, start with 28 grams (1 ounce).
2. Place your cannabis in the glass jar and pour alcohol or glycerin over it until the plant material is completely covered.
3. Seal the jar tightly and store it in a cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks, shaking it occasionally to help extract the active compounds from the plant material.
4. After 4-6 weeks, strain the tincture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a dark glass bottle. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the plant material. The tincture will keep for several years if stored in a cool, dark place.
Enjoy your tincture!
Now that you know how to make a cannabis tincture, it’s time to enjoy your hard work! Tinctures are a great way to consume cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes. They’re also very easy to make, so you can always have a fresh supply on hand.
Tinctures can be ingested directly or added to food and drink. They’re also very easy to dose, so you can control your intake and find the perfect dose for your needs. Start with a small amount and increase as needed.
Remember, cannabis tinctures are potent, so start slow and increase your dose as needed. Enjoy your tincture responsibly!