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Cannabis Tinctures

by Jamil Dayekh

What, How, and Why: Cannabis Tinctures
What are Cannabis Tinctures and How do You Make and Use Them

So you are here, wondering what are tinctures, let alone cannabis tinctures. I know when I first got handed a tincture I thought to myself: am I about to get drugged? Well in fact, I did get drugged. Tinctures are an alcohol based liquid that utilize extracts from various plants. Today we will be discussing specifically what cannabis tinctures are, how to make cannabis tinctures, and how to use cannabis tinctures.

What is a Tincture?

As I said above, a tincture is a liquid extract of a plant that is usually extracted into alcohol. While there are other mediums one can use instead of alcohol, like vegetable glycerin, we’ve found that alcohol releases the medicinal qualities of herbs the best. If you are curious about the process and makings of tinctures then hold on, we will discuss that a little further down the article.

Before the ban on cannabis and thc, cannabis tinctures were a commonly used remedy for a variety of common ailments. From glaucoma and menstrual cramps, to anxiety and stress, there are many different uses for cannabis.Throughout the 19th century, you could find weed tinctures in the medicine cabinets of almost any home in North America and Europe. In fact, Understanding Medical Marijuana states that “…one museum has identified more than 600 medical products involving marijuana as a chief ingredient prior to its prohibition in 1937.”

Now with the cannabis industry growing, more and more illnesses and conditions can be alleviated with the CBD and THC found in cannabis. CBD or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis which, unlike THC, will not get you stoned while carrying various benefits. However, both THC and CBD can treat a wide variety of ailments. You can find a list of these ailments here.

There are many different benefits that come alongside using tinctures, some of the simpler ones are:

- Bypassing the harmful effects of smoking
- More convenient
- More discreet
- Almost no calories
- Safe for children

With the legalization of marijuana in a variety of states in America and the increasing popularization of weed culture, more and more people are trying to find ways to partake in weed without smoking. Whether you are a recreational cannabis user or you take them for medical reasons, tinctures are a great alternative to smoking, vaporizing, or eating- edibles (please don’t try to eat the plant). However, there are even more reasons why thc tinctures are the best way to partake in marijuana.

Benefits of Tinctures
1. Fast Acting

Everyone is used to having to wait for edibles to kick in, sometimes it can last an hour to even get a minor feeling after ingestion. However, tinctures take only around 15 minutes to take effect and it has been reported that the high from tinctures have an earlier peak and a more constant high for a longer period of time.

2. Storage

Thinking that you might have to make tinctures once a week every time you run out? No worries, if you properly store your tincture bottles then you can make and store large amounts of tinctures for years! (Storage will be discussed in the recipes below).

3. Odorless

Just like I said earlier, tincture require absolutely zero smoking so you don’t have to worry about a stench from burning weed. Furthermore, the tincture itself is odorless, no problems putting a few drops in your morning coffee!

4. Dispensaries

If you’ve finished reading this article and you aren’t too keen on making tinctures in your own home, then stop by any of your local dispensaries. Almost all dispensaries carry marijuana tinctures for around $20 for a 100 drop bottle. Furthermore, if you were interested in other healthier ways to consume marijuana you can check this out.

5. Control

Lastly, tinctures are one of the few forms of partaking in cannabis that allows you to completely control your own dosage. When smoking, vaping, or eating edibles, your intake is very hard to track. However, the dosages from tinctures can be tracked just as easily as how many drops you put.

Before Making Tinctures

Now, whether you want to call them cannabis tinctures, thc tinctures, marijuana tinctures, or weed tinctures, we will walk you through the steps and processes needed to make them. You can choose whichever strain you want, many strains provide different benefits. For example, if you were looking for specific strains that help with depression or pain, you can find information at these two links, depression and pain. Once you have your strain picked out and before you can start making your tincture, you have to go through a process called Decarboxylation.

To decarboxylate your cannabis plant you are essentially heating up your plant in order to activate the plant’s compounds. The estimate of how much THC is stored as THC-A is approximately 70 - 80%. Only when you heat the cannabis enough, is the acidic THC-A converted into THC. This is usually done through smoking, vaping, baking (edibles), etc. So decarboxylation is basically just turning the natural THC-A in marijuana into THC, which is the compound you want because it is what will give your tincture the ability to make you high.

Steps to Decarboxylation

Thoroughly grind up your cannabis bud.

Preheat your oven to 250°F.

You can decide to skip this step if you want but I always recommend to line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spread out your ground up cannabis and make a thin layer over the sheet.

Bake for about 20 - 30 minutes.

Let cool.

How To Make Tinctures

Now that you have your cannabis decarboxylated, you are ready to start making your cannabis tincture! However, you will have to make one more decision before we get started. There are a variety of methods and recipes one can use when making a tincture of cannabis.

Traditional Method (Cold)

Probably the simplest and most convenient way to make weed tincture. The method calls for you to only leave the mixture in your freezer for 2 days. You can leave your mixture in there longer if you’d like to increase the potency, but who could wait?

Take an ounce of your decarbed (decarboxylated) cannabis and put into a mason jar.

Fill the excess space in the mason jar with high proof alcohol (like Everclear).

Make sure to tightly close the jar and vigorously shake the container for a few minutes.

Place the jar in the freezer for as long as you can stomach, at least a minimum of 2 days.

Once ready, strain the mixture into a container of your choice.

Make sure to store your tincture in a tinted dropper bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.

(Recipe from Eat Your Cannabis)

Traditional Method (Warm)

Very similar to the cold method, the warm way of making thc tincture takes a whopping minimum of 30 days to complete. So, if you like restricting yourself and indulging after a long time, then this method is perfect for you.

Take an ounce of your decarbed (decarboxylated) cannabis and put into a mason jar.

Fill the excess space in the mason jar with high proof alcohol (like Everclear).

Make sure to tightly close the jar and vigorously shake the container for a few minutes.

Store your mixture away from sunlight for anywhere between 30 - 60 days, making sure to shake the container once a day.

Once ready, strain the mixture into a container of your choice.

Make sure to store your tincture in a tinted dropper bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.

(Recipe from Allbud)

Hot Method

Although this method requires the most work, you can make your marijuana tincture in as little as 1 hour! For anyone that doesn’t want to wait for a few days, let alone 30 days, you can exchange a little elbow grease for some almost instant tincture.

Take an eighth of an ounce of your decarbed (decarboxylated) cannabis and put into a mason jar.

Fill the excess space in the mason jar with high proof alcohol (like Everclear). Do not cover the jar.

Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water and place your jar in the middle.

Bring the water to a low boil and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

Use a thermometer to constantly check the temperature of the contents in the jar. You want to keep it around 160-170°F

After the 20 minutes is up, turn the heat off and let it cool.

Once ready, strain the mixture into a container of your choice.

Make sure to store your tincture in a tinted dropper bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.

(Recipe from Patients 4 Medical Marijuana)

Vegetable Glycerin

Although the most complicated method, not everyone wants the health effects associated with alcohol. Vegetable Glycerin is a perfect substitute for alcohol when making tinctures. However, be wary that the shelf life will be about a year shorter and the safety of using glycerin is still a controversial topic.

Take a half of an ounce of your decarbed (decarboxylated) cannabis and put into a mason jar.

Fill the jar with 2 cups of vegetable glycerin, close tightly, and shake vigorously until it is thoroughly mixed.

Take your closest slow cooker and line it with a towel and fill it about halfway with water.

Place your jar into your water filled slow cooker and leave it in there on low heat for 24 hours.

Being careful not to burn yourself, be sure to remove and shake the contents of the jar throughout the 24 hours.

Once completed, carefully remove the jar and let it cool.

Strain the mixture into a container of your choice and make sure to store your tincture in a tinted dropper bottle inside the refrigerator.

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Nov 13, 2017
Tinctures Rock!
by: Toni

So many benefits to Cannabis tinctures. They are concentrated extracts of the entire plant, including all beneficial terpenes, vitamins, minerals & ALL Cannabinoids. There are believed to be about 400 Cannabinoids, however we're all just now learning about the benefits of each....

The nice thing about tinctures is that they are in small glass jars which can easily be darried with you in a back pack, purse or briefcase and enjoyed wherever you are. Ultra discreet if you need that.

Based placed under the tongue for immediate penetration into the blood stream. You probably won't feel any effect for awhile. In many cases for up to an hour or 2. These are best appreciated not just to "get high" but for medication, to help relax, minimize stress and anxiety and to help get to sleep without any adverse side effects.

Additionally they can be squirted onto any food or in any medication is easy anywhere any time and doesn't change the taste of the food or drink to any significant degree.

Very easy to make your own and only the Alcohol extracted ones are potent enough. Cannabinoids just don't extract well in glycerin. Takes about 3 times as much to get a lessor benefit.

The method I prefer is to grind to Oregon herb size, then decarb the Cannabis for about 20 minutes at 250 degrees in an oven.....this intensifies the decarb effect and the additional surface area is greater because of the grinding. From that there are several ways to continue. Personally, I prefer to use 190 proof Everclear and heat the Cannabis slowly up to about 150 degrees for about 20 minutes. Then to bottle and it's ready to be used. THIS CAN BE DANGEROUS HEATING research carefully so you know your safe temperatures.

The other method is just to bottle alcohol, unheated, with Cannabis, store in cool area without light and wait a few weeks. I use flower, however trim works well too.


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