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Tinctures are made from soaking the flowers, leaves, or stems of the Cannabis plant in alcohol. The THC and other Cannabinoids dissolve into the alcohol. Some preparations also extract some of the water-based plant products such as chlorophyll, resulting in a dark green or brown liquid. Baking or “drying” the cannabis to decarboxylate prior to the alcohol bath increases the potency of the THC in the resulting preparation.
While it is possible to make tinctures in glycerin form, the extraction is not as effective. The process of extracting with non-alcohol substances can take twice as long in many cases.
- Grind 7 grams of quality buds or flowers, preferably cured. We prefer Indica Variety.
- To feel the psycho-active effects with the end-product, you will need to decarboxylate the marijuana (bake in oven 250F for 20 minutes).
- If you choose not to decarboxylate the medicine you will feel the numbing effects of the plant.
- In a large Mason Jar combine 1/5th gallon of everclear or 151 proof alcohol with your marijuana. seal the lid and cover the jar with something so no light can get to the mixture.
- Store the jar in a cool and dark place and shake the jar for a few minutes each day.
- Repeat this for 30 days. If you are substituting glycerin with alcohol, this process could take up to 60 days.
- Strain the mixture in a coffee filter.
- Apply the tincture, a few drops depending on your tolerance, under your tongue.