How to Make Cannabis Tinctures – Recipe Guide

Advertisements

What is a Cannabis Tincture?

Cannabis tinctures are an alcohol-based cannabis extract that is very potent. This edible is most commonly known as green or golden dragon. These oils are very potent and have a variety of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The long shelf life and small dosage requirements make it a great alternative to regular consumption methods like smoking.

3 green weed leaves on top of a table. a GLASS CANNABIS TINCTURE SITS ON TOP.

How to use Cannabis Tincture Oils

These oils are very potent and require minimal amounts to get the correct dose. Start with approximately 1mL under your tongue. If you feel like you need more, double the dose. Keep doing this till you feel the desired effects.

When taking the oil under your tongue, the arterial blood supply absorbs the THC very rapidly. This onsets the effects much faster than regular consumption. You can still eat or drink it but it will be digested through your liver which takes much longer.

How to Store Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures can last for many years if stored in the correct location. This allows people to make large quantities at once without worrying about them going bad.

The best place to store them is in a relatively cool, dark, and dry location.

HD close up of cannabis bud and cannabis oil tincture.

How to Make Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture

The best part about tinctures is you don’t need much to make them at all. No kitchen required! All you need is a glass jar with a lid, a strainer, high-proof alcohol, and of course the cannabis being used to make it.

Infusion Machines Make Edibles For You!

Levo oil machine

Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. With just a few clicks you will have cannabis edibles at your disposal!

We recommend LEVO Infusion Machines and Ardent Cannabis Infusion Machines, which are two of the most widely used devices on the market. Use code CANNASCHOOL at checkout for 10% OFF!

Watch this video on YouTube.

What You Need to Make Weed Tinctures

This is a fairly straight forward recipe. There are only a few items you need to be able to make this edible recipe at home!

A green cannabis nug sits in the middle of the plate with cannabis tincture oil drizzled in a heart shape around it. Two glass tincture bottles sit on each side.
  1. High Proof Alcohol (Preferably Everclear)
  2. Decarboxaylted Cannabis Product
  3. Large Glass Mason Jars
  4. Coffee Filter or Cheesecloth
  5. Dropper Bottles

Here are 5 Steps to Making Cannabis Tinctures

  1. Decorboxyloate your cannabis: Put cannabis in the oven for 30 – 60 minutes at 240 F.
  2. Mix the cannabis into the glass jar, full but not packed. With the high proof alcohol (preference of ever clear) fill the jar up.
  3. Close the lid of the jar and let it settle for a few weeks while shaking it at least once per day.
  4. After 3-4 weeks filter the mix through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into another mason jar. Now you’re ready to try your oil!
  5. Pour the liquid into one of your tincture bottles for ease of use. Then use the dropper to consume your product!
  6. Tip: Start at 1mL and work your way up. This stuff is very potent so know your limits!

NOTE: The amount of cannabis and alcohol you need to use is all based on how much tincture oil you are trying to produce!

Cannabis Tincture Decarboxylation Chart

Chart of cannabis trim decarb temperatures at 240 degrees farenheit
Cannabis Trim Decarboxylation Chart

Infusion Machines Make Edibles For You!

Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. With just a few clicks you will have cannabis edibles at your disposal!

We recommend LEVO Infusion Machines and Ardent Cannabis Infusion Machines, which are two of the most widely used devices on the market. Use code CANNASCHOOL at checkout for 10% OFF!

15 thoughts on “How to Make Cannabis Tinctures – Recipe Guide”

  1. I may have missed it in the video, however, what do you do with the weed after pouring off the tincture into bottles? Can the weed be reused in anything?
    Thank you

    Reply
  2. While preparing weed oil, what temperature does the weed and oil cook at? Then after jello and gelatin added what temperature should it be while filling mold?

    Reply
  3. Hi there! Just wondering what is the lowest alcohol proof you can use? is 94% ok if you don’t have access to everclear?

    Reply
    • Hello Allie,

      Unfortunately, the Everclear taste is hard to get rid of due to its strength. My recommendation would be to mix it with some lemonade or another drink to mask the taste.

      Cheers.

  4. Hi, I wanted to ask if the alcohol content is still present in this tincture since it is not heated? I have seen this alcohol method used but it is usually heating up and evaporated from the mixture over the course of a few hours (not weeks) I’m guessing with your method the alcohol is still a factor to be considered when dosing with this tincture? Thanks

    Reply

Leave a Comment