Another Cold Alcohol Based Tincture
Cannabis tinctures are an effective way to take medicine and can be made at home
What is Tincture?
Tinctures are alcohol based cannabis extracts. Throughout the history of medical cannabis, tinctures have been the most common form of marijuana medication used. Today, tinctures are often underrated, but they are easy to use and to provide an accurate dosage. Tinctures also have a long shelf life when stored properly in a cool, dark place. Tinctures are discreet and can be taken sublingually or mixed into food or drinks, this allows medical patients to take their medication in any situation while still maintaining their privacy.
Tinctures are a great smoke free option as well. In recent years, they have become a common form of cannabis medication for children with epilepsy or for the elderly who cannot smoke. Tinctures are also a lower calorie alternative to typical edibles. The average tincture contains 7 calories per ml of tincture, compared to 112 calories for the average serving of a brownie edible. Tinctures are easy to make and customize based on your needs.
1 ounce of High CBD marijuana such as Canna-Tsu, ACDC or Harlequin
High proof alcohol (such as Everclear)
A coffee filter
Air-tight 1 quart mason jar
How To Make Tincture
Choose your marijuana strain: We recommend Canna Tsu, a low THC, high CBD strain that would have good pain management properties without high levels of physcoactivity.
If you are starting with raw marijuana, you have to decarboxylate the cannabis in order to transform the THCA to THC (If starting with cured marijuana skip to step 3).
To decarboxylate your cannabis you will need to do the following: First, set your oven to 235° F while you finely grind the cannabis, you can use a finer, hand held cheese grinder for this. Spread the ground marijuana on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then bake for 30-45 minutes. Once you take it out of the oven, allow the cannabis to to cool before proceeding.
Mix the marijuana with high proof alcohol in the jar. You can choose the ratio of your choice depending on how strong you would like your tincture.
Close the jar and place it into a cool, dark place and let it sit for 2-3 weeks, shaking the container once a day.
Once ready, filter the tincture through a coffee filter and place into another jar or a dropper bottle for easy use.
Store the tincture in a cool, dark place.
Find the Right Strain for You
Tincture creation can become very personalized. With some trial, you will be able to find the perfect tincture for you. This tincture recipe can be used with any strain of marijuana and you can also decide what strength is right for you. If taken sublingually, the effects of the tincture should be able to be felt in between 15-45 minutes.