How to Make Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are a great way to medicate without smoking. They’re also very easy to make! This blog post will teach you how to make cannabis tinctures.

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Decarboxylate your cannabis.

Before you can make a tincture, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process of converting THCA into THC. This is an important step because THCA is not psychoactive, while THC is. If you don’t decarboxylate your cannabis before making a tincture, your tincture will not be psychoactive.

You can decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it in an oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. Note that this will also dry out your cannabis, so you’ll need to rehydrate it before making your tincture.

##Heading: Grind your cannabis
##Expansion:Grind your rehydrated cannabis finely using a coffee grinder or food processor. You want to grind it as finely as possible so that more surface area is exposed to the alcohol, which will make for a more potent tincture.

##Heading: Mix cannabis and alcohol
##Expansion:Mix your ground cannabis and alcohol in a mason jar or other airtight container. Be sure to use a ratio of 1 part cannabis to 8 parts alcohol (e.g., 1 gram of cannabis to 8 ml of alcohol). If you’re using a mason jar, fill it no more than halfway so that there’s room for shaking.

##Heading: Seal and shake
##ExpansionSeal the container tightly and shake vigorously for 3-5 minutes. This will help to ensure that the cannabinoids are fully extracted from the plant material into the alcohol solution.

##Heading: Allow mixture to sit​
##Expansion:Allow the mixture to sit for at least 24 hours, but 48 hours or longer is better. Store the mixture in a cool, dark place during this time so that light and heat don’t degrade the cannabinoids.

##Heading: Strain and enjoy!​
##Expansion:After 24-48 hours have passed, strain the mixture through cheesecloth or another fine-mesh strainer into another container. Your tincture is now ready to use! Start with just a few drops under your tongue and wait 15-60 minutes to see how it affects you before taking more.

Choose your solvent—alcohol, glycerin, vinegar, or oil.

Cannabis tinctures are a great way to consume marijuana. Tinctures are made by soaking cannabis in a solvent, then strained and consumed. Alcohol is the most common solvent used to make tinctures, but vinegar, glycerin, and oil can also be used.

Here is a basic recipe for making a cannabis tincture:

1. Decarboxylate your cannabis. This step is important because it activates the THC in the plant material. To decarboxylate cannabis, spread it out on an oven-safe tray and bake at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes.

2. Grind the decarboxylated cannabis and place it in a glass jar.

3. Pour the solvent over the cannabis and screw on the lid tightly. Be sure to use enough solvent to completely cover the plant material.

4. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 2 weeks, shaking it daily. The longer you let it infuse, the stronger the tincture will be.

5. After 2 weeks, strain the tincture through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into another glass jar. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the plant material.

6. Store the tincture in a cool, dark place and use as needed

Combine cannabis and solvent in a jar.

Start by decarboxylating your cannabis. This will ensure that your tincture is potent. Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit and spread your cannabis evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, combine it with your solvent in a jar. Be sure to use a ratio of 1:5 cannabis to solvent. For example, if you are using 1 gram of cannabis, you will need 5 milliliters of solvent. Seal the jar tightly and shake well to combine.

Let the mixture sit for 2-3 weeks, shaking it daily to help the extraction process along. After 2-3 weeks, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into a clean bowl or bottle. Your tincture is now ready to use!

Shake jar until tincture is complete

In order to make a cannabis tincture , you will need the following supplies:
-1 mason jar with lid
-Cheesecloth or coffee filter
-Pipe screen
-1 cup high proof alcohol (100 proof vodka or Everclear work well)
-1 ounce of finely ground cannabis buds or trim.

1. Finely grind your cannabis and place it in the mason jar.
2. Add the high proof alcohol to the jar, making sure all of the plant material is submerged.
3. Place the lid on the jar and shake it vigorously for two minutes.
4. Store the jar in a dark cabinet or closet for four weeks, giving it a shake every few days.
5. After four weeks, open the jar and strain the liquid through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into another container. Be sure to squeeze all of the liquid out of the plant material. You can now discard the spent cannabis material.
6. Store your tincture in a dark glass bottle with a dropper top for easy use. It will keep indefinitely if stored in a cool, dark place

Place tincture in a dark, cool place to cure.

After two weeks have passed, it’s time to check on your tincture. At this point, most of the alcohol should have evaporated, leaving behind a thick, dark liquid. If your tincture is still liquid-y, give it a few more days to cure.

Once your tincture has thickened, it’s time to strain it. Line a mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place it over a clean jar. Slowly pour the tincture through the strainer, using a rubber spatula to help move things along. Be patient—this process can take a few hours.

Discard the cheesecloth (or save it to make cannabutter or hash oil!) and store your tincture in a cool, dark place. Cannabis tinctures will keep for several months—up to one year—when stored properly.

Enjoy your cannabis tincture!

Now that you have your cannabis tincture, it’s time to enjoy it! Tinctures can be used in a variety of ways. Here are some of our favorites:
-Add it to your favorite beverage. Cannabis tinctures can be added to drinks such as coffee, tea, or soda. Just make sure to shake or stir the drink well so the tincture is evenly distributed.
-Drop it under your tongue. Place a drop or two of tincture under your tongue and hold for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. This allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed directly into your bloodstream for quick and effective relief.
-Make homemade edibles. Tinctures can be used in place of oil or butter when making cannabis edibles. Simply add the desired amount of tincture to your recipe.
-Use it topically. Cannabis tinctures can also be used topically to relieve pain or inflammation. Just apply a small amount to the affected area and massage in gently.

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