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.

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.
5 from 1 vote
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: Sarah Pettigrew

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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27 Responses

  1. Every tincture recipe I’ve seen calls for decarbing the flower first.
    I don’t see that called out here.
    Is that needed? Or does it just make it stronger?

    Made some with only 5g and got 1cup… it’s good just not as strong as I’d like.
    I’m going to try again with Decarbing and more flower.

    Cheers!

  2. Cannabis must be decarbed first to activate the THC. 250F for 30 minutes works well.

    I have been making and using cannabis tinctures for several years to combat muscle spasms.

    I have made dozens of batches and have tried many recipes and have found a 20 minute soak is all that’s needed, no heat. I no longer break up the flowers nor remove the sugar leaves, just 30 min in the oven at 250F, wrap in a coffee filter place in jar with 190 proof alcohol and within 20 minutes it’s good to go. I use 2 grams flower per 1 oz alcohol.

    I do allow it to soak for days until it’s used up which pulls out more wax and chlorophyll and gives a deeper taste but no significant increase in effects.

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