Tinctures are one of the oldest methods of concentrating plant compounds in medicine. They have historically been used to extract the benefits of a wide variety of plants, including cannabis. Traditionally tinctures are made using the Folk Method of submerging plant material in grain alcohol. Here at CVD, we combine organic cane alcohol with our CO2 cannabis extract to produce a tincture with consistent cannabinoid content for accurate dosing.
Tinctures are versatile for a number of reasons. Not only can they be added to a wide variety of food and beverages, but they can also be administered in several different ways.
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Did you know? The word “tincture” technically refers to extraction using alcohol as a solvent. While the term is also commonly used to describe oils infused with cannabis, the correct term for one of these is an “infusion”.
Whether you’re looking for a discreet, efficient method of dosing cannabis or an easy way to determine your minimum effective dose, this is a great time to try tinctures. Make an Appointment for Tincture Tuesday (any Tuesday in February) and get 10% off all tinctures!
2. Orally. The tincture is placed in the mouth and swallowed, thus making it a mixed way of consumption – part of the product will be absorbed through your mouth and part through the digestive system.
Tips and Tricks. To increase the THC content in the tincture, cannabis can be decarboxylated prior to extraction, i.e. heated to about 245°F to turn THCa into THC.
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3. Infused. The tincture is added to your favorite food or drink. Go wild. You can turn anything into a marijuana edible. The onset of the effects would be the slowest with this method of consumption as the tincture is consumed primarily through the gastrointestinal tract.
Your product usually provides several numbers – the total amount of cannabinoids in the product and the total volume. The volume is usually stated in ounces and milligrams, and the latter is more convenient for calculations. Simply divide the total cannabinoids by volume, and you will get a dose per milliliter.
In some extractions, water-based plant products are also sucked into alcohol, making the final product green, which has given marijuana tinctures the name of green dragon.
Your dosage is unique to you. Dr. Sulak explains the bi-phasic nature of dosing medical cannabis.
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TINCTURES: THE BASICS
Blender, Strainer, Cheesecloth, Paper bag, Coffee Filter
Used to deliver medicine for quick absorption without smoking, tinctures are created by extracting the therapeutic substances from the cannabis plant into alcohol (e.g. hard liquor such as brandy or vodka). Patients and/or their caregivers can easily create medical cannabis tinctures.
Pour contents of the mason jar through the strainer into a large measuring cup or bowl. Tightly twist the cheesecloth at the end to squeeze out any remaining solution. Discard the plant matter and cheesecloth.