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A glycerin tincture is a cost effective and safe way to medicate with cannabis. It’s alcohol free, which is great for those who are sensitive to it. It’s also entirely customizable, just like cannabis coconut oil. You can choose to use only sativa strains for daytime medication, high CBD strains for mood improvement, or indica strains for help with sleeping or pain relief.

Step 1: Tools + Ingredients

Vegetable glycerin has a shelf life of 14-24 months, so I expect to store this for at least a year easily! We ended up with about 12 oz of tincture. We’re keeping it in the fridge.

We found out about these tinctures originally from Subcool and MzJill – if you’d like to learn more about them, please click through and read the whole High Times article. There’s a lot of argument about this method in the comments, but I think it’s great.

If you’re worried about your jar breaking, I’d say it might be best to pour the tincture into a small crock pot or pan on low heat and heat it that way.

If you cannot access high proof alcohol, 151 proof will work as well, although it is not as strong of a solvent.

Depending on your desired final outcome, you will want to evaporate off some of the alcohol to have a more concentrated tincture.

Keep this in mind as you choose what strain and how much cannabis to use.

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The liquid pulls out the active compound in the plants, dissolving them and concentrating them.

Once you have your cannabis tincture prepared, you can use it in many different types of recipes.

Proper ventilation, no open flames, and common sense go a long way*

You can also make a CBD alcohol tincture using CBD dominant flower.

The equipment needed to make these tinctures is incredibly easy to find. The 35ml droppers are found at pharmacies of health food stores.

This tincture can be made with grain alcohol, vinegar, and other oils such as grapeseed, MCT, etc.

How to Make a Cannabis Tincture: Equipment Needed

Grain Alcohol Tincture Made With Cannabis Flower

For this CBD tincture recipe, MCT oil will be used.

As mentioned, both CBD and THC tinctures will be covered and the ingredients vary slightly for each tincture.