How to Make Cannabis Tincture with Vegetable Glycerin

Learn how to make a cannabis tincture with vegetable glycerin that is effective and easy to make. This is a great way to consume cannabis without smoking it.

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Decarboxylate your cannabis

If you want to make a cannabis tincture with vegetable glycerin, the first thing you need to do is decarboxylate your cannabis. This is an important step because it will activate the THC in the cannabis. To decarboxylate your cannabis, simply bake it in the oven at 230 degrees Fahrenheit for 110 minutes.

Preheat oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit

Preheat oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Place cannabis on baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool and grind cannabis.

Place cannabis on baking sheet

To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, place your ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake it for 50 minutes. This will convert the THCA in your cannabis into THC, which is much more potent.

Bake for 30-40 minutes

Preheat your oven to 240F. Spread your ground cannabis out onto a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. This will help to decarboxylate your cannabis, making it more potent.

Infuse glycerin with cannabis

Tinctures are a great way to consume cannabis without smoking it. You can make tinctures with different types of alcohol, but today we’re going to show you how to make a cannabis tincture with vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid that is derived from plants. It is a popular choice for making tinctures because it is non-toxic and has a sweet taste.

Place cannabis and glycerin in mason jar

For this recipe, you’ll need about 7-10 grams of quality cannabis trim or bud. If you have access to a cannabis concentrate, you can use that as well. Start by grinding your herb using a coffee grinder or other similar device. Next, place the ground cannabis in a mason jar and add in your glycerin. It’s important to use a high-quality vegetable glycerin that is food grade and odorless. You don’t want your tincture to taste like chemicals!

Now that your ingredients are in the jar, it’s time to seal it up and let it infuse. Place the lid on the jar and store it in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks, preferably 4-6 weeks. Shake the jar a few times each week to make sure all of the plant material is getting coated with glycerin.

After 2-6 weeks have passed, it’s time to strain out the plant material from your tincture. For this, you’ll need some cheesecloth or another type of fine strainer. Place the cheesecloth over a bowl or container and slowly pour your tincture through it so that all of the liquid catches in the bowl while the plant material stays in the cheesecloth. Once all of the liquid has drained through, you can throw away the (now dry) plant material.

You now have a potent cannabis tincture that can be used in all sorts of ways! Tinctures are typically taken sublingually (under the tongue), but they can also be added to food or drink recipes. To take your tincture sublingually, simply place 1-2 drops under your tongue and hold for 30 seconds before swallowing. The effects will typically kick in within 15-30 minutes this way. Since tinctures are oil-based, they can also be applied topically (to the skin). Simply apply 1-2 drops to any desired area and massage in gently.

Fill crockpot with water, place mason jar in crockpot

To make a cannabis tincture with vegetable glycerin, you will need:

-1 cup of distilled water
-1 cup of vegetable glycerin
-1/8 to 1/4 ounce of decarboxylated cannabis
-Cheesecloth or coffee filter
-Dark glass dropper bottle or jar


1. Fill your crockpot with enough water to cover the mason jar when placed inside.
2. Place the mason jar containing the cannabis and vegetable glycerin inside the crockpot.
3. Set the crockpot to low heat and allow it to infuse for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. After 4 hours, remove the mason jar from the crockpot and strain the tincture through cheesecloth or a coffee filter into a clean bowl.
5. Use a funnel to transfer the tincture into a dark glass dropper bottle or jar. Label and date your tincture, and store it in a cool, dark place.

Cook on low for 8 hours

Carefully pour the glycerin and cannabis mixture into a saucepan. Heat the mixture on low, stirring occasionally, for 8 hours. This will allow the glycerin to fully infuse with the cannabis. After 8 hours, remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool slightly. Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place it over a jar. Pour the glycerin mixture through the cheesecloth-lined strainer to strain out the plant material. Store your finished cannabis tincture in a dark, cool place.

Filter tincture

This is a guide to making cannabis tincture with vegetable glycerin. Glycerin is a great solvent for extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis. It is also non-toxic and has a sweet taste, making it a great option for edible tinctures.

Place coffee filter over bowl

You’ll need a coffee filter and a bowl to strain your tincture. Place the coffee filter over the bowl and pour your tincture mixture through it. Allow the mixture to strain through the coffee filter and into the bowl. Once all of the liquid has strained through, discard the coffee filter and residue.

Pour tincture into coffee filter

Place the coffee filter inside of a funnel and pour the tincture through it. This will help to filter out any plant matter or sediment that might be in the tincture.

Let tincture drip into bowl

Once the cannabis tincture has been added to the glycerin, allow it to drip into a bowl. You can use a coffee filter to help speed up the process. If you are using whole-plant cannabis, you may want to press it after it has finished dripping in order to get all of the tincture out.

Store tincture

A cannabis tincture is a great way to store your weed. It is easy to make and you can make it as strong or as weak as you want. You can also add it to food or drinks. The best part about making a tincture is that it is very versatile. You can make it into a sublingual spray, topical ointment, or even an edible.

Pour tincture into dark glass bottle

Pour the tincture into a dark glass bottle using a funnel. Store in a cool, dark place. Tincture will keep for up to 2 years.

Store in cool, dark place

Tinctures are concentrated extracts of cannabis that are made by soaking the plant material in alcohol or another solvent. Tinctures are typically taken by mouth, and the effects can be felt within minutes. The effects of a tincture can last for several hours.

Cannabis tinctures can be made with either alcohol or another solvent such as vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), coconut oil, or MCT oil. VG and PG are both commonly used in food and Beauty products, and they have a relatively low toxicity. Coconut oil and MCT oil are both non-toxic oils that have been shown to have health benefits.

To make a tincture, the cannabis is soaked in alcohol or another solvent for an extended period of time, usually for several weeks. The resulting mixture is then strained to remove the plant material. The final product is a potent extract that can be taken by mouth or used to make edibles, topicals, or other cannabis-infused products.

Tinctures should be stored in a cool, dark place to preserve their potency and shelf life.

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