By: Chef Buz Deliere | The Chronic Magazine
Benefits of making Green Dragon THC Tincture
Making a THC tincture is an increasingly popular way of consuming cannabis, as it offers several advantages over smoking. With a cannabis tincture, you have the flexibility to adjust your dose and enjoy discreet consumption that won’t leave behind lingering odors or smoke.
Additionally, when compared to traditional methods of ingestion such as edibles or smokable flower, THC tinctures often take effect faster and last longer. As such, they provide an efficient method for getting the desired effects from marijuana without any of the drawbacks associated with smoking.
Why do the effects kick in faster?
Consuming cannabis sublingually, or via a THC tincture, is one of the most effective ways to experience its effects. When cannabis is consumed sublingually, it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane under the tongue, bypassing metabolism by the liver and quickly entering into circulation. This allows the THC to take effect more quickly than with edibles, which can take up to two hours or more to kick in.
Don't forget to Decarboxylate
Decarboxylation is an essential step when making THC Tincture. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis to activate its psychoactive compounds, such as THC and CBD. Without this process, the active ingredients in cannabis will not produce the desired effects when ingested. Decarboxylating your cannabis prior to making a tincture ensures that you get the most out of your cannabis, providing maximum potency and effects.
Always use quality products, you get out what you put in
When making a THC tincture, high-quality ingredients are essential for optimal results. In addition to cannabis, you’ll need to use a suitable solvent to extract the THC from the plant material. Commonly used solvents include high-proof alcohol, MCT oil, or vegetable glycerin.
When selecting a solvent, make sure to choose one that is food-grade and safe for consumption. Additionally, you’ll want to ensure that your cannabis is of the highest quality by purchasing from a reputable source and storing it properly. Taking these steps will help to ensure that your Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture is potent and effective.
Safe and Discreet Consumption
Making a Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture offers a safe, discreet way to enjoy cannabis without the smoke or odor associated with smoking. As such, tinctures are ideal for consumption on the go, as they can easily be stored in a pocket or purse. Additionally, tinctures are generally odorless, making them an attractive option for those who want to enjoy the effects of marijuana without any pungent aromas.
How to use Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture
THC tinctures offer a variety of ways to consume cannabis. It can be used sublingually, sublingual consumption involves placing the tincture under the tongue for quick absorption into the bloodstream. THC tincture can be added to any beverage of your choice for a discreet and flavorful experience.
It also works great as an ingredient in recipes such as salad dressings or sauces, where its flavor is undetectable but its effects are still felt. It is great for use in topicals and balms. Cannabis tincture can also be used to make cannabis-infused sugar. Finally, you can add THC tincture directly to food items like baked goods or gummies for an easy and delicious way to enjoy.
How to properly store THC Tincture
Storing cannabis tincture in a dropper bottle is an easy and convenient way to enjoy its effects. But, if you want to make sure that your tincture retains its potency for as long as possible, it’s important to store it properly. The best place to store cannabis tincture is in the fridge or freezer; this will help protect against oxidation and maintain the integrity of the cannabinoids.
When storing cannabis tinctures in a dropper bottle, be sure to tightly cap them after each use and keep them away from direct sunlight or heat sources. Additionally, consider using dark glass bottles instead of plastic ones, since light can degrade THC over time. With proper storage techniques, your Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture can stay fresh for months!
How to make Green Dragon Cannabis Tincture
7 Grams of High-Grade Cannabis
High Proof Grain Alcohol - 190-200 Proof, Everclear
Dropper or Spray Bottle for storage
Take the broken up, decarbed cannabis and put it into the mason jar, and put it in the freezer overnight. Place the alcohol in the freezer overnight as well. The cold will aid in the removal of trichomes from the cannabis without removing a bunch of plant material.
Now, after the alcohol and cannabis have been chilled remove them from the freezer and add the Everclear to the jar, add enough to completely cover the cannabis and lightly agitate the mixture for a couple of minutes and place back in the freezer overnight.
The next day, lightly stir the mixture and using the cheesecloth, strain the alcohol and place it in the dropper bottle and discard the remaining cannabis. Write the date on the bottle and store it in the refrigerator, freezer, or in a cool dark place.
Alcohol-Free Weed Tincture
Home-made weed tinctures give you the power to take control of your own health and wellness. Weed tinctures are an easily absorbed form of cannabis intake but originally these recipes relied on alcohol for proper extraction.
Fortunately, there is now a way to make them without this key ingredient - perfect for individuals who live a sober lifestyle or cannot use alcohol in their medications! This guide will provide all the essential information about crafting these unique concoctions at home.
Hot vs Cold extraction method
Glycerine weed tinctures are a popular choice due to their sweet taste, making them versatile and easily incorporated into various dishes. While heating the extract speeds up production time significantly, there is potential for terpenes and flavor to be lost in this process compared to cold maceration. Whether you're after quick results or want the purest product possible - glycerine tincture has something for everybody.
How to make alcohol-free weed tincture
For those looking for an alternative to alcohol-based extractions, DIY cannabis extracts are a great option! By designing varieties that suit specific needs, you can find relief tailored just for yourself. Whether battling daily chronic pain or dealing with anxiety and stress - various combinations of strains as well as potencies offer unique possibilities.
When crafting these at home all the power is in your hands; decide exactly how much THC and CBD should go into each extraction so it works best for you. But remember: always be mindful when testing the potency by starting low before gradually increasing doses over time.
Cold Extraction Method
7 Grams of High-Grade Cannabis, Decarboxylated
Food Safe Vegetable Glycerin
Add the cannabis to the mason jar and leave about 2-3 inches from the top, and pour the food-safe vegetable glycerin over the cannabis and cover by about 1 inch. The glycerin is thick so allow time for it to settle to make sure the cannabis is completely covered.
Place the lid on the top, seal, date the lid, and place it in a cool dark place for the next couple of months. Maybe a couple of times a week open the jar and lightly stir the mixture and seal it back up and place it back in the cool dark spot.
After two months, strain the VG and cannabis mixture using the cheesecloth. Be sure to really squeeze out the VG from the plant material to ensure you recover the maximum amount of weed tincture possible.
Hot Extraction Method
How to make a Sachet Bag
Start by cutting a square of cheesecloth - for the extra small pieces, double up the layers so nothing slips through. Then gather up the cannabis and lay it in the center for easy wrapping. Bring the four ends of a square together and securely knot them with twine.
7 Grams of High-Grade Cannabis, Decarboxylated
Food Safe Vegetable Glycerin
Add about 1 cup of food-safe vegetable glycerin to the crock pot on low heat or warm and add the cannabis sachet bag into the VG. About every 30 minutes to an hour stir the mixture and spoon the VG over the sachet bag.
Using a pair of tongs squeeze the sachet gently and then spoon the VG mixture over the top of the sachet again. After eight hours remove and squeeze the sachet out with either tongs or heat-resistant gloves to recover as much tincture as possible from the plant material. Store the VG Tincture in a dark dropper bottle or container and store it in a cool dark spot.