If you’re looking to explore new ways of enjoying your cannabis, making a marijuana tincture might be just the thing for you. Tinctures are a discreet and versatile way to consume cannabis, and they’re surprisingly easy to make at home. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the process of creating your own cannabis tincture step by step.
- High-quality cannabis (decently ground)
- High-proof alcohol (we recommend using 151-proof)
- Glass container with a tight-fitting lid
Step 1: Grinding Your Cannabis
Start by grinding your cannabis to a decently fine consistency. This will help to increase the surface area and ensure efficient extraction of cannabinoids.
Step 2: Combining Cannabis and Alcohol
Place your finely ground cannabis into a glass container, and add your chosen high-proof alcohol (we prefer 151-proof). Use enough alcohol to completely submerge the cannabis. Seal the container with a tight-fitting lid.
Step 3: Steeping and Shaking
Now, it’s time for patience and a little bit of shaking. Allow the mixture to steep for at least a week, though some enthusiasts prefer to let it sit for up to a month. During this period, shake the container twice a day to help mix the solution and promote extraction.
Step 4: Releasing Gases
To prevent pressure build-up inside the container, be sure to release any accumulated gases. Simply remove the cap from the bottle once a day, allowing gases to escape. This step is crucial for safety.
Step 5: Straining the Tincture
After steeping for your desired duration, it’s time to strain out the excess plant matter. Place a piece of cheesecloth over another container and pour the tincture through it. Make sure to squeeze the cheesecloth to extract all the extra juices, leaving you with a clean, potent tincture.
Step 6: Storing Your Tincture
Transfer your freshly made tincture into a glass dropper bottle for easy and precise dosing. Store it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. When stored correctly, tinctures can have a long shelf life.
Congratulations, you’ve just created your own homemade cannabis tincture! Whether you’re looking to use it sublingually, mix it into your favorite beverage, or incorporate it into your culinary creations, tinctures offer a versatile and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.
Remember to start with a small dose and be mindful of your tolerance, especially if you’re new to tinctures. Enjoy responsibly and explore the world of cannabis in a whole new way!