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Hey there! If you're looking to make your own cannabis tincture, you've come to the right place. Cannabis tinctures are a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the need for smoking or vaping. Plus, they're super versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes.
One popular method for making cannabis tincture is the alcohol extraction method. Here's a simple recipe to get you started:
- 1 ounce of decarboxylated cannabis (check out our guide on decarboxylation if you're not sure how to do this)
- 2 cups of high-proof alcohol (such as Everclear or vodka)
- Mason jar
- Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
- Glass dropper bottles for storage
1. Grind your decarboxylated cannabis into a coarse powder. You want to maximize the surface area for extraction.
2. Place the cannabis in a mason jar and pour the alcohol over it. Make sure the cannabis is fully submerged.
3. Seal the jar tightly and give it a good shake to mix everything together.
4. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least two weeks. Shake the jar once a day to agitate the mixture.
5. After two weeks, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove the plant material. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
6. Transfer the tincture into glass dropper bottles for easy dosing and storage.
Now that you have your cannabis tincture, let's talk about how you can use it in recipes. Tinctures are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Cannabis-infused cocktails: Add a few drops of your tincture to your favorite cocktail for a cannabis twist. Just remember to start with a low dose and adjust accordingly.
2. Baked goods: You can add your tincture to cookies, brownies, or any other baked goods that call for liquid ingredients. Just be mindful of the dosage and start with a small amount.
3. Salad dressings and sauces: Mix your tincture with olive oil, vinegar, and your favorite herbs and spices to create a delicious cannabis-infused dressing or sauce.
4. Smoothies and shakes: Add a few drops of your tincture to your morning smoothie or post-workout shake for an extra boost.
Remember, when cooking with cannabis, it's important to start with a low dose and wait at least an hour before consuming more. The effects of edibles can take longer to kick in compared to smoking or vaping.
I hope these ideas inspire you to get creative in the kitchen with your cannabis tincture. Have fun experimenting and enjoy the benefits of this versatile cannabis product!