A cannabis tincture is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke it. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your own cannabis tincture.
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What is a cannabis tincture?
A cannabis tincture is a concentrated form of cannabis that is made by soaking the plant in a solvent, such as alcohol or glycerin. The tincture can then be taken orally, added to food or drink, or applied topically.
Cannabis tinctures were once a popular way to take cannabis, before the invention of smoking devices such as pipes and bongs. Tinctures are still used today by some people who prefer not to smoke cannabis. They are also a good option for people who need to take cannabis in small, measured doses.
To make a cannabis tincture, you will need:
-A solvent (alcohol or glycerin)
-A glass jar with a lid
-A strainer or cheesecloth
-A dark-colored glass dropper bottle
How to make a cannabis tincture
This process is best done with fresh, not dried, herb. If you are starting with dried herb, you will need to decarboxylate it first in order to activate the THC. (See our post How to Decarboxylate Cannabis for instructions.)
Place your cannabis in a clean mason jar. Fill the jar ¾ of the way with high-proof alcohol like Everclear or vodka. Seal the jar tightly and shake well.
Store the jar in a cool, dark place like a cabinet for 2-3 weeks, shaking daily.
After 2-3 weeks, strain your tincture through a cheesecloth into a clean bowl or jar. Squeeze the cheesecloth to get all of the tincture out.
Discard the leftover cannabis plant matter and store your tincture in a dark glass bottle with a dropper top. Keep your tincture stored in a cool, dark place like a cabinet away from heat or sunlight.
How to take a cannabis tincture
Cannabis tinctures are a popular and easy way to consume medical marijuana. They are also called “green dragon,” “golden dragon,” or “liquid gold.” A tincture is an herbal extract that is made by soaking plant material in alcohol or another solvent. The resulting liquid contains the active ingredients of the plant.
Tinctures are typically taken by placing a few drops under the tongue, where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. They can also be added to food or drink. Tinctures can be made from any part of the cannabis plant, including the flowers, leaves, and stalk. The THC content of tinctures can vary widely, so it is important to know how strong your tincture is before you use it.
To take a cannabis tincture, start by placing a few drops under your tongue. If you are new to using tinctures, it is best to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. Hold the tincture under your tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. This allows time for the active ingredients to be absorbed into your bloodstream. Tinctures can take up to an hour to take effect, so be patient and do not take more if you don’t feel any effects after an hour.
Cannabis tinctures are a convenient and effective way to consume medical marijuana. Start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. Tinctures can take up to an hour to take effect, so be patient and do not take more if you don’t feel any effects after an hour.
The benefits of taking a cannabis tincture
Taking a cannabis tincture is one of the most effective ways to consume cannabis. Tinctures are a concentrated form of cannabis that are typically taken by placing a few drops under the tongue. This allows the tincture to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which results in faster and more potent effects.
Tinctures are also very convenient to use and can be easily carried with you on the go. They are also relatively easy to make at home, which makes them a great option for those who want to avoid purchasing pre-made products.
There are many benefits to taking a cannabis tincture, including:
-They are very easy to use and take with you on the go.
-They offer fast and potent effects.
-They can be made at home with relative ease.