Cannabis is now legal in some form or another in 29 states, with many other states likely to follow. If you are lucky enough to live in one of those states, or in a country where medical cannabis is legal, you can use it just like you would any other herb for its amazing medicinal benefits.
Before making this tincture, the first step is to decarboxylate the buds which will help to make the CBD more bioavailable. You can see my process for how to do that in my CBD infused oil post (don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than it sounds!).
Here is a video that explains more about CBD:
I used a pint jar, but it all depends on how much cannabis you have access to and how much tincture you want to make.
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For most users experiencing chronic pain, CBD tinctures are their go-to choice due to their ease of use, speed of delivery, and long shelf life. Tinctures are sublingually applied by taking a small dose under the tongue. CBD is then absorbed instantly by the mucous membrane found in the mouth. The compound makes its way into the bloodstream and takes effect within several minutes.
People take CBD tinctures sublingually, meaning, by putting several drops under the tongue. When consumed in this manner, the arterial blood supply under the tongue instantly absorbs the cannabinoid. However, you can always swallow the product in food or beverage, but it will take longer to take effect due to the liver’s slow absorption rate.
Picking the Right Alcohol for Tinctures
To make the process simple, use the following ratio: For every ounce of cannabis flower, use a 750ml alcohol bottle. This gives a mild effect, excellent for micro-dosing. If you are looking for a more potent CBD tincture, reduce the alcohol amount by a third until you reach the desired potency.
CBD oil tinctures also have zero psychoactive effects due to below-average content of THC inside of them. Thus, they present an excellent alternative to prescription meds which are not only addictive but usually have many side effects.
Otherwise, you’ll want to increase your dosage gradually to avoid an uncomfortable effect. Consider trying 2ml the following day and so on until you find an ideal dose. The tinctures can last for years when stored in a cold and dark place. The long shelf life means you can make huge quantities in one sitting.