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Homemade Cannabis sugar from THC tincture
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Cannabis sugar

Cannabis sugar requires a couple more steps and takes a little longer from start to finish than cannabis butter. The pro of making cannabis sugar is that you could safely store your cannabis sugar for long periods of time.
Just like cannabis butter, you will need to decarb your cannabis prior to infusing it. And if you like a more potent infusion, you want to infuse your cannabis with high proof alcohol up to 2 weeks. But in this recipe we will show you how to do it quicker, if you don’t have that time.
Since we are not infusing the tincture for 2 weeks, we need to boil off the remaining solvent in the tincture. This process needs to be done in a safe environment, preferably outside far away from any stove sparks or anything else that can trigger a fire. A rice cooker is a safe way to do it.
Once your cannabis sugar is ready, you can use it any Thanksgiving recipe that requires sugar in it.


  • 1/4 - 1/2 ounce cannabis
  • 1 cup high proof alcohol such as Everclear
  • 4 cups sugar
  • Ricecooker to boil of solvent


  • Place the decarbed cannabis in a mason jar.
  • Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device.
  • Continue to crush the cannabis, while adding 1/2 cup solvent 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 1/2 cup solvent 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 cheesecloth or fine filter into a clean bowl.
  • The solvent is highly flammable, so boil the solvent off in a safe environment. A rice cooker is a safe way to do it. And prefferably outside, far away from any sparks or heating elements.
  • Continue to reduce the liquid until you have roughly 1/2 cup liquid left.
  • Now combine your sugar and 1/2 cup tincture and mix well.
  • let this mixture air-dry overnight.
  • Using a solid object, like a bottle, can or the bottom of a glass, crush up the sugar to remove the lumps.
  • Your cannabis sugar is now ready for use.