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Medical Marijuana Tinctures

Making your own tinctures can be incredibly effective and fun way to medicate. Tinctures are typically made by adding kief, hash, or extremely dry, ground buds to alcohol. It can be placed in small, discreet spray bottles for patients to use “on the go.” While it may be made with any of the above mentioned medications, kief usually provides optimum results.

Ingredients:

  • Everclear or other high-proof alcohol (minimum of 90 proof)
  • Kief (1.25 grams for every fluid ounce)
  • Glass jar
  • 2 cheesecloth sheets
  • 2 coffee filters
  • Gloves
  • Directions:

    Keep both your alcohol and kief as cold as possible (preferably in your freezer or in a sealed bag in a dry ice bath). Place both the cold kief and Everclear in a glass jar and shake it up vigorously for 5 to 7 minutes. After you have done this, return the jar to the freezer. Every 2 hours or so repeat this process for 72 hours (it’s okay if you don’t do it exactly every two hours). After the 3 days is up you can take the mixture out of the freezer and strain it through two layers of clean cheesecloth. Squeeze out the cheesecloth and save the remaining ball for effective topical use. The liquid that was collected by straining through the cheesecloth should then be filtered 2 times through a single paper coffee filter. While your are conducting this part of the process, be sure to wear gloves. If a clear liquor is used, the mixture should appear as a golden-green color. For those patients who are particularly sensitive to alcohol tastes, extremely sparse amounts of flavoring may be added, such as lemon, cherry, vanilla or banana. Lastly, add this mixture to a small, sterile spray bottle, food-coloring dropper, et cetera.


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    kissawels | Jun 17, 2014

    I was wanting to make a tincture with oil. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how much oil to how much kief I would use? Anything helps!

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    Guest | Nov 7, 2013

    I've been making tincture for a while now but I read this article an d I'm intrigued and wonder if anyone else has done this before making tincture http://skunkpharmresearch.com/decarboxylation/

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    Guest | May 12, 2013

    For a commercial tinture, have you tried DutchFarmsOrganics .com, she is from the Netherlands. Has a good product. Also, some dispensaries here are carrying a coconut based tincture-lighter texture, faster absorbtion.Peace

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    Guest | May 5, 2013

    Hi folks! Am myself trying tinctures for my partner and me, who can no longer vaporize or smoke. FYI, unfortunately, the commercial products around here don't really seem to work [at all] for us. We tried PowerBlend 4x [at its regular dose; and doublin

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    Guest | Jan 26, 2013

    1. should i decarb? 2. whats a good dose amount? 3. for using the ball of excess kief in the cheesecloth for topical use, in what way should i use it for topical use?

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    Guest | Jan 20, 2013

    Hi fellow smokers! A few days ago, I used 2 grams of high grade marijuana(grinded up) in an attempt to bring about my first marijuana tincture, but I think I've made a few mistakes and I wanted to know if there is anything I could do to correct them.

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    Guest | Jan 17, 2013

    Would the guest who offered the extraction method above please contact me at realisticatheist@yahoo.com Thanks.

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    Guest | Jan 17, 2013

    How do you recommend storing your tincture? I know you should always store in a dark place, but should you put it in a refrigerator or is room temperature OK?

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    Guest | Jan 3, 2013

    By the way, since there is some confusion on this, Cannabis in its natural plant state produces THC-A (tetrahydracannabanolic acid). This is not very psychoactive. You have to decarboxylate the THC-A to make it into THC, which is very psychoactive. Cur

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    Guest | Dec 30, 2012

    The only way that people here (Canada) can get 90 proof alcohol is with a doctor prescr. is it good to use shine for this or just better to refine bought alcohol up to that percentage.

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    goddessrene | Dec 26, 2012

    I make a nice cannabis oil that will help you sleep about 6-8 hours sleep. empress235@hotmail.com

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    Guest | Nov 23, 2012

    Further to my lengthy post two spots above this one: when evaporating the 151-proof tincture, I use freshly boiled water, but not a double-boiler. DO NOT heat tincture on the stove. Open flame is very dangerous around alcohol vapour. There is no goo

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    Guest | Nov 22, 2012

    Chinga, there is little THC left in the weed after the alcohol extraction, but I find that a very good tea can be made by tying up the wad of spent material in the tincture-soaked (& squeezed out) cheesecloth, then boiling it in a pot with a couple of

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    Guest | Nov 22, 2012

    I have made a lot of tinctures & usually make a fairly large batch at a time. Depending on what I have on hand, I might make a tincture of just one kind of grass, or I might make a blend of bag-ends. It is also fun to use previous tinctures to add some

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    cherish | Nov 21, 2012

    Anyone have any suggestions for what to do with the remains after?

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    Guest | Nov 20, 2012

    I bought a vg tincture from a local dispensary. Called "kinetic tinctures". I've tried just swallowing it as the bud tender told me to (though she did not seem so knowledgable on the topic), and holding it under my tongue for 15-20 minutes. I've tried

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    Guest | Oct 14, 2012

    190 proof pure grain alcohol 1 gallon, 1 pound OG Kush potent bud clippings makes a half gallon of tincture. The 190 proof pure grain alcohol does and will activates and devolves the THC from the plant matter. I soaked them a week but only a day is t

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    Guest | Oct 12, 2012

    Hey.... can anyone send me some good tincture sample ??? As I m living in uae ... where everything is banned.... and basically I'm from Afghanistan.... the land of hash... garda can mail Mr at l.cooper33@yahoo.com If there is someone who is willing

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    Guest | Sep 17, 2012

    It says to repeat the process every 2 hours for 3 days... So, can I not sleep for 3 days?

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    Guest | Sep 9, 2012

    you can use citrus extract (lemon, lime, or orange) instead of acohol

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    Guest | Sep 2, 2012

    The best way for this process to work ,take your bud 1oz to 8 oz of glycerin grind your bud and place it in a mason jar put the glycerin in with it cap and seal it.fill a crock pot with water and place the mason jar in on medium. let it sit in the wat

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    Guest | Aug 30, 2012

    k you guys must be getting real weak tinctures bc the tictures that i had would strait up take your ass to the spirit realm lol i am talking tracers/floating feeling like when you have taken good shrooms ;) which is ok as long as that is what you are e

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    Guest | Jul 28, 2012

    To answer my own question, I found this at http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/2794.html : [quote]I manufacture cannabis-medicated drinks for the collectives...my method of decarboxylation is performed in a dehydrator which does NOT have a fan.

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    Guest | Jul 28, 2012

    I'd like to avoid smelling up the house with the heating process. So how about, after using alcohol to extract THC and THC-A from unheated plant material, then filter and use small amounts in cooking (at less than 300 degrees) or hot drinks? Will thi

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    Guest | May 2, 2012

    For anyone prone to Homer moments.... be careful with Everclear... avoid open flames, meaning gas stoves, DOH!

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    Guest | Feb 28, 2012

    I use Master Wu's rec. for Green Dragon. You heat ur keif before putting it over a double boiler. Keep between 150 and 165 for 20 minutes. Works excellent. Been doing it for over a year and it can't be done better. Look up master Wu green dragon f

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    Guest | Feb 28, 2012

    Use Master Wu's technic. Look up the definitive Green Dragon. 325 degrees bake in oven for 4 to 5 min. Then 20 min in double boiler with 2oz of Everclear. Look up Master Wu Green Dragon. Works Excellent

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    Guest | Feb 27, 2012

    The only reason to heat your product is that thc is fat/oil soluble, first and foremost. Plus, any temp above 300deg Farenheit breaks down the THC on a molecular level.

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    Guest | Feb 27, 2012

    I would reccomend das glycerin method. Much easier on the palate...

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    Spacy | Feb 3, 2012

    I Have some amazing Glycerine ticnture right now that blows me away. The taste of the MJ is so apparent and is mixed with the sweet thick honey like glycerine. I love how desecrate it is. And the act it self does get addicting.

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    Guest | Nov 19, 2011

    heat is not the only way of activating the thc molecule for absorption, dissolving in alcohol also makes it readily available, and growing cannabis for 20 yrs does not automatically make you an expert at the processes of chemistry

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    Guest | Nov 19, 2011

    Glycerine - food grade - Amazon or health food store. NO alcohol burn. Everclear is HARSH and not to many people's liking no matter how you try to flavor it. Glycerine extract simple - hash, bud etc strength up to you but I use an ounce of prime bud pe

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    Guest | Nov 10, 2011

    Ok so I've decided to give this tincture recipe a shot. I used straight keif with absolut vodka which is 80 proof. Was wondering if I should still wait for 2 to 3 days or extend the time since I am only using 80 vodka?.... Any suggestions Thanks..

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    opietaylor | Oct 29, 2011

    It is true that you don’t have to heat it to extract both THC and THCA, but the amount of THC in whole plant preparations is relatively small compared to after decarboxylation of the THCA. So if you want to maximize the strength of your tincture you m

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    Guest | Oct 24, 2011

    SMOKE WEED EVERY DAY

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    Guest | Oct 23, 2011

    haha i just stumbled here, but i had some and i've always mixed with little water but i just dripped in the back of my mouth like 5 drops and my throat is getting "[size=14][i][/i]fuzzy[/size]" ;)

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    lindzzz | Oct 16, 2011

    Well of course you need heat to activate the thc, its pretty much a widely known fact.

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    Guest | Oct 15, 2011

    Once you drop the fun don't stop

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    Guest | Oct 11, 2011

    What kind of idiot puts this stuff out there? I've been cultivating cannabis for over 20 years and i can tell you without a doubt, IF YOU DO NOT ACTIVATE THC WITH HEAT YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME!

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    Guest | Aug 11, 2011

    how do u add honey? and when in the proses? tnx!

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    Guest | Aug 5, 2011

    I wondered why the freezer was chosen as the place to keep this during the extraction. Won't the THC become more soluble in a warmer solvent? Why the freezer?

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    Guest | Aug 3, 2011

    Not true, that has NEVER been proven and is quite the myth.... Just sayin...

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    Guest | Aug 3, 2011

    To activate the THC and convert it to a useable THC-A, cannabis products need to be heated to 140-160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    Guest | Aug 3, 2011

    80 proof schnapps works really well after a week of sitting in the freezer. A definite improvement over everclear in flavour, though it can be a bit much. suggested flavours: cinnamon any fruit (whichever you prefer) or anything that is not pepp

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    Guest | Aug 2, 2011

    After the Tinctures are made do they have to stay refrigerated?

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    Guest | Jul 31, 2011

    OD on alcohol woot

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    Guest | Jul 27, 2011

    definitely making myself some of this! ^^@guest, pretty sure everyone of these people would dope up even if it became punishable by death tomorrow. well i would.

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    Guest | Jul 25, 2011

    It's important to point out that even in 'green' states where medical marijuana is legal, tinctures are often not legal. So as always, know the law, & know your rights!

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    Guest | Jul 25, 2011

    I have a wonder I just wondered. If a tincture can be made with a Vegetable Glycerin base, and electronic cigarettes use a VG base (or a propylene glycol, but VG works too), does that mean that a VG tincture could be put in an e cig cartridge and vapor

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    Guest | Jul 23, 2011

    I make tincture every time I harvest,first I make bubble hash from my choice buds then I put the hash into several tinted bottles with 100 proof vodka and shake everyday, and poof instant relief when put under the tongue, I grow several kick ass strain

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    Guest | Jul 3, 2011

    yea~!~tincture~! make it all the time with all my left overs~!~it helps my arthritis and sleep ~! BADBRI~!

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    outsilver | Jun 18, 2011

    The only tinc I ever consume is vegetable glycerine based as I have Pancreatitis and cannot even drink cough syrup that contains alchohol. The tast is waaayy better then Ethyl Alch but doesn't seem to pack quite the same punch.

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    krreese | Jun 16, 2011

    That's a really great suggestion, Kushie Q, about rubbing the tincture on the gums before any dentistry. I will try that for sure next time I have a dental appt. Never thought of that myself and appreciate the info.

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    Kushie Q | Jun 10, 2011

    Just a fast new point, I have started some really extensive dental work and have found that if I rub a small amount of the tincture on my gums before I go in to the dentist. Wow does it ever help makes the whole experience a real easy time. Recommend f

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    Guest | May 14, 2011

    A vegetable glycerine based tincture will work if you want to avoid alcohol.

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    Guest | May 13, 2011

    alcohol free tincture anyone? does it even exist?

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    sbsdewb | May 10, 2011

    Just tried a new tincture from a place in Shasta Lake City called Queen of Dragons and this was so fine of a quality that I am now hooked totally on it. I can't seem to get any sleep without using a few drops.

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    krreese | May 2, 2011

    This is great stuff if you're in a pinch. I got some as a little gift from a long time friend. I finally tried it one night when I had no more stash and was surprised to find it actually gave me some relief and a good buzz as well.

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    sbsdewb | Apr 23, 2011

    These are wonderful and work great if you have a long day ahead of you. I do find they taste horrible and will kinda burn the inside of your mouth however it is very much worth it.

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    Kushie Q | Apr 23, 2011

    Ignore the review on cookies, apparently I had one too many.LOL But this is on tinctures which really are my personal favorite. I keep a bottle by the bed so if I wake up in the night and can not take the pain any longer then I use this method, which i

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    Kushie Q | Apr 23, 2011

    I really like the chocolate chip cookies for me they serve two purposes, a munchie and a perfect form of medication. Two cookies and I feel just fine. Pain level is moved to a level I can handle and I can really enjoy the day and the chocolate chip coo

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    WeedWitch | Apr 15, 2011

    I was just given a bottle of tincture for my pain, I am sold. This is the greatest way to get the most effective med I have ever gotten. This does for me things that no other med has ever done, bar none. I recommend them to anyone, especially if you ne

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    Kannabliss | Apr 6, 2011

    I just started using these, if you can get past the first taste you will love the extremely fuzzy feeling that starts in your mouth and slowly takes over your whole body. It is wonderful for pain. An A plus rating from me. I keep a bottle by the bed fo

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    Flower22 | Mar 28, 2011

    also good if you have a long plane or train ride to make

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    Flower22 | Mar 28, 2011

    I like to use tinctures when I have to travel very far. They are so compact and I feel safer. I love that just a couple of drops will do the trick for quite a while.

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    smokestack | Mar 25, 2011

    Great for on the go situations where discretion is a must. very instant, but easy to overdue.

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    Hendrix Honey | Mar 22, 2011

    When I have one of those attacks of pain that nearly knocks me out I use a couple of drops of tincture to help me immediately. This is a fast quick way to bring you like totally out of your world of pain

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    b1nary | Mar 22, 2011

    i just got some and WOW...this works almost instantly. i dont know why i havent tried it before...and it seems to last longer than smokin bud. the high is VERY strong though so clear your schedule, pop in a movie and be ready

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    Catterkang | Mar 21, 2011

    I personally feel that tincture is the easiest and quickest way to get medicated. I find myself sick often from my lack of immune system from having lupus and I find that this is easy to use. You don't have to eat an entire edible if you are feeling na

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    CannabisGirl | Mar 21, 2011

    I didn;t think I would try this either but curiosity had got the best of me and I just had to It was very good and I now carry it with me just incase the pain gets to strong and I need a little something

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    lindzzz | Mar 17, 2011

    I have an increasingly hard time finding dispensaries that carry tinctures. I really like how easy it is to add to drinks, a lot of the time I just sneak some into my orange juice when it is necessary to be discreet. The last version I got was a mixtur

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    cbluedeedoo | Mar 13, 2011

    I tried using a cannabis tincture that was supposed to help with sleep disorders. It worked somewhat but didn't keep me out all night as I had been told it would. I have not slept well for many years and was hoping to use this as a sleep remedy. It did

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    CannabisGirl | Mar 13, 2011

    I have never tried it, but I can see how someone could get very addicted to the stuff. If JuanaMedicate is right and it taste like honey I bet its good. As for me though I think I'll stay away from this one.

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    JAMES | Mar 13, 2011

    BRING THIS STUFF TO A PARTY. You will become the most popular person there, wandering around, offering pretty girls a suck on your dropper. Trust me on that one.

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    Marijuanamama | Mar 12, 2011

    This is not really the thing for everyone, but in the event you are at a pain level that you extremely instant relief. Then I say go for it, just a drop or two and you will be a new person. The one I use has a honey like flavor, which I love honey so t

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    JuanaMedicate | Feb 5, 2011

    Tincture can be some of the funniest things you'll try that are marijuana infused. Most tinctures come with some kind of alcohol mixed in, but I've tried the honey and agave base, and I can't say I'm disappointed. They come in small bottle that have dr

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