Making two tinctures from the same starting material, however, is a good way to ensure that you’ve captured all of the beneficial compounds in your herbs. It’s worthwhile to try a second flush regardless of the extraction method that you use. If you don’t get anything out of your second-flush tincture, you’ll know that your initial extraction was complete enough that you probably don’t need to bother with a second flush in the future.
Have you had difficulty trying to figure out the best way to use cannabis butter in your meals? Weed tincture is a great alternative because you don’t need to cook with it. Simply drizzle a bit on top of any finished meal. Cannabis tincture is also a great alternative to brownies and other traditional edibles because it contains very few calories.
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Vegetable Glycerin Cannabis Tincture Recipe
There are many different recipes for making cannabis tinctures. We like the cannabis tincture cold method, though, because it is fast and produces a consistent result without the inherent risks of using a heat source around high-proof alcohol. The freezer method produces a great tincture without heat because freezing the cannabis causes the water in the cannabis to freeze, swell and burst through the flower’s cell walls, releasing the beneficial compounds into the alcohol.
In the marijuana flower, THC doesn’t exist in a form that the body can readily use. THC in its raw form is THCA, bound by a carboxyl group. Heat removes the carboxyl group and converts the THCA to THC, producing the psychoactive effects that you know and love! Smoking or vaping cannabis provides the necessary heat. If you want to use cannabis orally, though, you’ll have to heat it first to activate the THC. That’s decarboxylation. Here’s how you do it:
If you want your cannabis tincture to work quickly, you’ll need to hold it under the tongue. The problem, though, is that some people feel an unpleasant burning sensation when using strong alcohol sublingually. There are also some people who don’t consume alcohol in any form.
In this article, we’re going to explain three easy cannabis tincture recipes. Before we begin, though, let’s learn a bit more about why you would want to make a cannabis tincture in the first place.
Photo:“Fresh”?? CO2 extract
Last, and very importantly to us, cold pressing is very environmentally friendly. We don’t throw ANY part of the plant away. The biggest by-product of our cold press process is sold as our HempJuus™ Whole Plant Hemp Powder™. It’s a great source of protein, fiber, and rich in omega-3 and omega-6. We’ve published a recipe book on Amazon, and there are several quick recipes right on the label.
Look at the pictures below. Which looks more natural to you? The HempJuus™ liquid and powder fresh from the press, or the CO2 extracted yellow foam?
Which extraction method is the most environmentally friendly?
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Photos above: HempJuus™ fresh Whole Plant Hemp Powder and HempJuus Tincture
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The same thing happens when making a tincture — only the ingredients change. The alcohol dissolves the plant matter and all the chemicals it contains (trichomes, cannabinoids, oils, terpenes, and others). Those chemicals are then suspended in a solution (much like Kool-Aid mix in water) that can be ingested or administered under the tongue.
So again, remember not to swallow or the tincture will most likely take much longer to be effective. Just let the tincture solution dissolve under your tongue for about 30 seconds.
The Benefits Of Marijuana Tincture
When administering these drops of canna-goodness, it’s important to remember NOT to swallow your tincture if you want the full benefits of sublingual absorption. You can , of course, swallow your tincture, or even add it to tea , juice or food like many patients do. Nothing bad will happen.
Don’t worry, the jar won’t break or shatter due to the expansion that occurs when liquids solidify. Alcohol has a much lower freezing point than water and will remain in the liquid state throughout this process.
The more scientific name for this “try-and-see” practice is titration . You’ll often hear this term bandied around by those in the know because it’s easier to say than, “the process of trial and error by which you determine the right amount of cannabis that your unique endocannabinoid system requires in order to feel optimal.”