What Is a Cannabis Tincture?

July 9, 2021 11:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Compared to a few decades ago, there are many ways to consume cannabis these days. One of the most popular consumption methods is creating a cannabis tincture. Tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that can be made with a few simple ingredients.

Keep reading to learn how you can make tinctures and a few benefits of using cannabis tinctures.

How to make tinctures

All you need to create a cannabis tincture is decarboxylated cannabis concentrate or finely-ground flower, high-proof alcohol, a jar and a coffee filter. We recommend Everclear for your alcohol, as it’s safe to consume and is 95 percent alcohol.

Start by decarboxylating your cannabis by placing it in the oven at 220 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Next mix your flower or concentrate in a jar filled with alcohol. Then close the jar, and let it sit for two or three weeks. Once a few weeks have passed, strain the liquid through a coffee filter, and enjoy.

You can adjust the ratio to your preference, but a good starting point is 1 ounce of cannabis per 750-milliliter bottle of alcohol.

How to dose and consume tinctures

All you need to do to consume your new recipe is place 1 milliliter of the tincture under your tongue. Just sit back and relax if you’re happy with the effects.

If you need a little more, slowly ramp up your dosage by consuming 2 milliliters the next day, 3 milliliters the next and so on. Slowly ramping up your dosage helps ensure you don’t get uncomfortably intoxicated.

What are the benefits of tinctures?

Tinctures wouldn’t be as popular as they are if they didn’t have quite a few advantages. Here are a few of the benefits of using cannabis tinctures:

  • They’re discreet: Because there’s no smell and it’s quick to consume, using a tincture is much more discreet than smoking cannabis. Keeping your tincture in a small jar makes it easy to conceal and carry around.
  • Fast onset effects: It can take hours to feel the effects of an edible. That’s not the case when you use a tincture. You’ll feel a tincture kick in in as little as 15 minutes. This fast onset allows you to quickly understand how the tincture impacts you so that you don’t accidentally overdo it.
  • Easy to dose: Because they’re typically applied with an eyedropper, measuring out your preferred dose is easy with a tincture. Again, this helps ensure you don’t get too intoxicated and have a negative experience with your cannabis.
  • Low calorie: Cannabis brownies or other edibles are a favorite consumption method for folks who don’t like smoking. Though they’re tasty, all of those treats are packed with calories—150 or more! Tinctures are a low-calorie option for those watching their weight.

Visit Coughing Canary to learn more

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of using cannabis tinctures, come down to Coughing Canary. In addition to carrying all the highest-quality glass products, we’re also available to answer any of your cannabis- or tincture-related questions.

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