A weed tincture is a great way to bring your weed on the go and also a great vehicle for adding THC to numerous edibles and drinks.
Sometimes you want to use weed, but logistically you just can’t. You definitely can’t always smoke it and eating a cookie or brownie and waiting an hour for it to kick in isn’t always appealing. That’s where a good weed tincture comes in handy.
I like to use a weed tincture if I know I’m going to go on a long road trip and I know I won’t be able to stop and smoke. Five to ten drops under the tongue and you’ll be good to go. Alternatively you can just put a few drops of your weed tincture in a glass of water or almost any beverage and you’ll be on your way.
This recipe, like all good weed recipes, starts with good weed. If you’re going to make about a half liter of weed tincture you can follow these guidelines for how much weed you should be using in your weed tincture:
- Leaf – 3 to 4 ounces
- Trim – 2 ounce
- Trim Smoke and Bud – 1 to 1 1/2 ounces
- Kief and Hash – 6 to 8 grams
- High Quality Bud/Flower – 10 to 14 grams
You can play with the amounts a little bit, but these are good starting points. As you can see the beauty of a weed tincture is that you can make it with just about every part of the cannabis plant. The more you make this recipe the more you can adjust the amounts of cannabis you put into your tincture.
In addition to the weed, you’re also going to need:
- A pint of at least 80 proof alcohol
1. Measure the amount of weed you plan to use and grind it with the blender or coffee/spice grinder. Grind it just like you would if you were going to roll it in a joint or cigar, but not so fine that it becomes a powder.
2. Decarboxylate the cannabis. We’ve covered this before and it’s the best way to get the most THC out of your weed.
3. Add the cannabis to the quart sized canning jar and pour a of pint of vodka over it. The vodka doesn’t have to be fancy, but it does need to be at least 80 proof. If you can find some Everclear that will work even better.
4. Seal the lid tight and shake the jar a few times then place it in the freezer. At least twice a day remove and shake the jar pretty hard for a few seconds before placing it back the freezer.
5. After about five or six days most of the cannabinoids should have dissolved into the alcohol. Place the cheese cloth (or coffee filter if you don’t have cheesecloth) over your strainer and place the strainer over a new jar. Remove the jar from the freezer and poor the contents over the cheese cloth to strain out the plant matter.
6. Once the alcohol has passed through the cheese cloth into the new jar, fold the edges of the cloth around the marijuana and twist the cloth to remove any further alcohol. You’re going to want to make sure you get as much of the alcohol out of the plant matter as you can.
7. Use a small funnel to fill your dropper bottles with the cannabis tincture. If further filtration is needed, you can place a coffee filter in the funnel to catch any plant matter that managed to pass through the cheese cloth
8. Make sure you store your weed tincture in a cool dark location.
There you have it. Now you can start playing around with not just weed edibles, but weed cocktails as well. 5 drops to a margarita and you’re in for a great night!