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Cannabis Tincture: A Quick And Easy Guide

Quick and easy cannabis THC tincture from marijuana flower

What is a cannabis tincture?

A cannabis tincture is an alcoholic cannabis concentrate. This concentrate is usually stored in a small bottle with a dropper. This is to ensure accuracy when dosing. Cannabis infused tinctures can be taken orally, or they can be used to create cannabis sugar and beverages. A busy schedule doesn’t always allow for a full cannabis extraction process. Like a ready-made meal, this is a quick and easy way to make a medicinal tincture extraction.

How long will this take?

Typically, a weed tincture takes weeks to infuse. This process involves the slow marriage of cannabis with high proof alcohol. This method gives your tincture a higher potency. It also enables you to strip all THC and CBD from your plant material up to a 100%. Not to worry, this faster method allows you to strip all of the material while saving time! A lot of time, that is. Start to finish, this recipe is designed to take only one hour!

Why should I use a cannabis tincture instead of other methods?

Of course, whether or not you use a cannabis tincture, smoke weed, or dab is all about personal preference. If you’re wondering what the benefits of using a tincture might be, let us lay out some information for you. Firstly, tinctures are a lot less hassle once they are ready to be used. The compact storage and mobility of a tincture makes it an easier method of consuming cannabis. Secondly, due to the dropper, it is much easier to regulate how much of the infusion you are taking. Lastly, when you administer the tincture sublingually, the infusion reaches the brain rapidly. Thusly, you can achieve your ultimate goal a lot faster.

Are you ready to start your tincture?

Follow these simple steps on how to make your tincture. Remember, you can use this tincture to make cannabis sugar or any other weed edible. Once your tincture is ready, it is time to make some weed edible recipes from it. Click here to see our cannabis cookbook for more than 50 recipes and infusions!

Quick and easy cannabis THC tincture from marijuana flower
A simple and quick way to make cannabis tincture at home without the need of infusing for months.
4.69 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Cuisine: European
Keyword: And, Cannabis, Easy, Quick, Tincture
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 2800 mg per batch
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • 1 Ounce Cannabis decarbed
  • 2 Cups Everclear (or other high proof alcohol)


  • Place the decarbed cannabis in a plastic bucket
  • Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device.
  • Continue to crush the cannabis, while adding 1 cup everclear until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Stir the mixture for about three minutes. As you stir the mixture, the cannabinoids will begin dissolving off the plant into the solvent.
  • Strain the solvent mixture into another bucket. At this point, you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
  • Repeat this process for the second wash. Again add 1 cup everclear to the plant material and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.
  • Strain this new solvent mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously separated.
  • Discard the twice washed plant material.
  • Pour the solvent mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.
  • Boil the solvent off in a safe environment. A rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely. CAUTION: the solvent is flammable and the vapors toxic. Avoid stove-tops, red-hot elements, sparks, cigarettes, and open flames as the fumes can be extremely dangerous.
  • Add solvent to rice cooker and turn on heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. If you can complete this step outside.
  • Continue to add mixture to cooker as the solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.
  • Continue to reduce the liquid until you have roughly 1 cup liquid left.
  • Place in a container or jar and let stand for at least 24 hours.


Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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62 Responses

  1. Does one decarbonate fresh from the garden or already dried product? I followed a recipe to decarbonate and it was destroyed, if the product is already dried do I still have to dry out in the oven?

  2. 3 stars
    The recipe is basic and been done for years, although one thing is definitely wrong. It’s posted that at the end of the recipe you have 1 cup of tincture containing 2800 mg of THC .. that’s literally impossible to do if you only start with an ounce.
    Yes, an ounce weighs 28 grams (28.35, but who’s counting) that would in total be 2800 mg, so unless that ounce you started with was a crystallized trichome there is no way your bud is 100% THC. On average cannabis ranges from 15-20% THC, it can be much higher depending on the quality, like from a dispensary, but we’re just going to use the average.
    So, basically, if you start with an ounce and estimate your bud to be 20% THC then for 1 ounce is 28*20= 560mg THC. 1 cup is about 237 milliliters, so if get a dropper you could relatively accurately dose your products with 2mg THC/ mL of tincture.

    1. 28 gram is 28 thousand mg (28000)
      If 10% is THC that means you would end up with 2800mg in your tincture

  3. Daniel Loraditch says:

    Step 7.

    Why not evaluate the 100% extraction by drying and smoking remaining herb?

  4. I only work with Kief. Do you still need to decarb it before using it to infuse?

    1. If you’re looking for psychoactive effects, then yes. Decarboxylation is 99% necessary to feel the euphoria of eaten cannabis.

  5. Jacques Cronje says:

    Just a question
    If you cook of the solvent doesnt that make it FECO and not tincture?

  6. Cindy Greiner says:

    Can I use a sous vide instead of a slow cooker? I love the sous vide for my butter and coconut oil infusion.

  7. Hi, Using MCT Oil how do I make canna sugar?

  8. Just few days before i was thinking tincture and cbd are same, but both are different. Thanks for the article…

  9. Does nobody read the comments before asking the same question??

  10. Readiung the comments, I think most of the folks are pretty friggin high. I grew up in the Cheech & Chong era (“Oh wow, man, far out!”), and at 62, I’m fine with a 6-pack and a joint. Getting stoned just for the sake of being stoned…if you’re too burnt out to follow a simple recipe, well hopefully, you’re not an airline traffic controller or a neurosurgeon. I love weed, though, and can truthfully say that, while I’ve been in fights with booze-swilling folks, I never got in a fight with a stoner!

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