How to Make Cannabis Tinctures at Home
Updated: May 24
West Virginia’s medical cannabis program is in full swing and patients can register for a medical marijuana card online today and begin purchasing cannabis products at dispensaries.
There are several medical marijuana products to choose from at West Virginia dispensaries currently, including cannabis flower, concentrates, and tinctures.
Tinctures are liquid concentrations of cannabinoids that are favored by patients with all types of conditions, offering an easy and convenient way to dose cannabis products without the negative effects of smoking.
And while West Virginia’s medical marijuana inventory is still getting off to a start, many patients may find that making their own tinctures is the easiest (and cheapest!) way to go.
In this article, we’ll teach you how to make your own cannabis tinctures and give you some tips for measuring dosages!
How to Make Your Own Cannabis Tinctures at Home – Fast & Easy!
What Do I Need to Make Tinctures?
Making your own tinctures is a very simple and easy process and only requires a little bit of time and effort.
Tinctures take only a few minutes of prepping, a few hours of cooking, and a few weeks of storing before they’re ready to be used, and you can make tinctures in batches so you always have some on hand.
Here’s what you need to make a cannabis tincture:
· 3.5 grams of Cannabis Flower
· ½ cup of Olive Oil
· Baking Tray
· Baking Paper
· Container (mason jar)
You’ll need an 8th of cannabis flower, some olive oil, containers for your tincture, and some regular cooking pans and trays, as well as baking paper. For the best experience, purchase or reuse dropper-bottles so you can fill your tincture directly into a container for portable and convenient use.
How to Measure Tincture Dosages
Measuring out the amount of THC you’ll want in your tincture is the first and probably most important step.
The more THC content in the cannabis flower that you use, the stronger your cannabis will be, and that goes for the amount you use too.
For example, 3 grams of cannabis flower with 15% THC will be the same strength as 1.5 grams of flower with 30% THC, so be sure to find the right cannabis flower for the strength you want.
An 8th of cannabis flower with 25% THC will have around 875mg of THC, and if it’s spread out over 100mL this is around 90mg per dose, which is reasonably high. You can use more oil or less cannabis to get the desired ratio of cannabinoids for your oil, and it may take some experimenting to get the measurement just right.
Cooking Up Your Own Cannabis Tinctures
Decarb & Soak Your Cannabis in Cooking Oil
Similar to making your own edibles, you first need to decarboxylate your cannabis so that the THC can be activated in the cooking oil.
Start by preheating your oven to 240°F and line a baking tray with baking powder.
Grind up your cannabis flower into smaller, denser nugs and spread the cannabis flower onto the baking tray.
Allow the cannabis to sit in the oven for round 30 – 45 minutes, removing the tray and shaking every 10 minutes or so. When the timer’s up, your cannabis will turn to a light brown or yellow color and you can remove and let it set at room temperature until it’s cooled down and ready to use.
You can skip this process entirely by using AVB, or already vaped bud. Cannabis flower that has already been vaporized can be immediately used in baking edibles or in making tinctures, it’s already decarboxylated.
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Add your decarbed cannabis flower and cooking oil into a saucepan on low heat, using however much oil you need relative to the amount of flower you’re using.
Keep the oil infusing for around 3 hours, stirring occasionally. It’s important not to let the cannabis burn or stick to the bottom of the pan, and the temperature should never be higher than 235°F.
After around three hours the cannabis should be properly infused into the oil, and it’s ready to be strained and stored.
Strain your oil into individual containers such as mason jars or dropper bottles andstore them in a cool, dark environment for around 20 days. You can check the jars for mold occasionally, and you can use your tincture at any time, though it won’t reach its full potency for around 20 days to 1 month.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Certification in West Virginia
West Virginia’s lets patients with certain conditions receive their medical marijuana cards entirely online! You can apply to become a medical marijuana patient today by consulting with one of our qualified doctors who can walk you through the process of getting cannabis in West Virginia.
To get access to medical marijuana in West Virginia, patients must first obtain a medical marijuana certification from a qualified physician.
Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!
Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way! Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.
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