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Cannabis tinctures are, essentially, cannabis-infused alcohol.
Tinctures were the main form of cannabinoid medicines in the United States in the past. They’re a staple in the cannabis pantry, with myriad uses, as well as being a good entry point for consumers looking for smokeless consumption methods.
When making tinctures, high-proof, food-grade grain alcohol is used.
If you wish to avoid alcohol, glycerin, a plant-based derivative, is considered an adequate, readily available replacement. Note that glycerin is not as efficient at bonding to cannabinoids, and will produce a less potent tincture.
Use a high-proof alcohol that is safe for consumption. The higher the alcohol content, the better it will dissolve cannabis resin. Use what you can find – vodka, cane & gin are all acceptable products, if you cannot find anything stronger.
To make tincture:
10g Cannabis, ground & decarbed
250ml Alcohol, clear & tasteless
Glass jar with sealable lid
Coffee filter/ cheesecloth
1. Add decarbed cannabis & alcohol to the jar.
2a. Keep in the freezer for 7+ days, shaking 2 – 3 times per day.
2b. Store in a dark area with even temperature for 14+ days, shaking 2 – 3 times per day.
3. Strain through a filter, and store in an airtight container in a light tight area with even temperature.
Use as desired.
This produces a mild effect, good for microdosing. If you want a more potent tincture, reduce the amount of alcohol until you attain your desired potency.
Remember: the better the quality of your raw material, the better, and more potent your tincture will be.
Use in small quantities – the alcohol increases the bioavailability & absorption of cannabinoids in the body. Consuming too much could make you ill.
Products like isopropyl alcohol are not intended to be consumed and should never be used when making a tincture.
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