Tinctures are perhaps the least popular way of consuming medical marijuana and perhaps the easiest. Some long-term medical marijuana users might not even know exactly what tinctures are. Well, to clear that up, tinctures are a liquid concentration of cannabis, where the THC and cannabinoids have been leached out into alcohol. Put a few drops of this concentrated serum under your tongue, and within a few minutes you’ll be feeling the effects.
Here are the basic guidelines.
- 80 proof (or higher) alcohol
- Medicinal marijuana of your choice
- Small glass jar with a lid
- Medicine bottle with eyedropper
Decide how much tincture you would like to make. A ratio of 3 grams of medicinal marijuana to 35 mL (1 fluid ounce) of alcohol is the minimum, although some people use up to 6 grams per 35 mL. Pick a moderate ratio for your first time, and see how it works for you. There are about 20-25 drops in 1 fluid ounce. An average dose calls for 3-4 drops, so you can expect 6-8 doses per ounce.