DIY Cannabis Tincture: A Step-by-Step Guide

DIY Cannabis Tincture: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to make cannabis tincture

Cannabis tinctures are a versatile and discreet way to consume cannabis, and making your own at home is a simple process. In this guide, we will show you how to make cannabis tincture using common kitchen equipment and ingredients.

Step 1: Decarboxylation

Before making your tincture, you will need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This process activates the THC and CBD in the plant, making it more effective when consumed. To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit, and spread your cannabis evenly on a baking tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes, then let it cool.

Step 2: Choosing the Right Solvent

The most common solvents used for making cannabis tinctures are alcohol, glycerin, and oil. Alcohol is the most popular solvent as it is readily available and efficient at extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant. For this recipe, we will be using high-proof alcohol such as Everclear.

Step 3: Mixing the Ingredients

In a mason jar, combine your decarboxylated cannabis and high-proof alcohol, making sure that the cannabis is fully covered by the alcohol. Seal the jar tightly and store it in a cool, dark place. Shake the jar daily for 2-3 weeks.

Step 4: Straining and Filtering

After 2-3 weeks, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove any plant matter. Squeeze out any remaining liquid from the plant matter and discard it.

Step 5: Final Product

Your cannabis tincture is now ready to use! Store it in a dark glass dropper bottle and keep it in a cool, dark place. The tincture will last for several months to a year.


Making your own cannabis tincture at home is a simple process that can save you money and give you more control over the potency and effects of your tincture. With this guide, you can make your own potent tincture for medicinal or recreational use in the comfort of your own home. Remember to always use caution and follow safety guidelines when handling high-proof alcohol.

Comments (1)

I took all my marijuana shake (not my good stuff) and ground it up fine, put it in a quart jar with 16 oz of Vodka and stashed in the freezer. Shook it up real good several times a day for 3 days then strained it with a tea strainer. I then strained it through coffee filter but there was so little residue in the bottom I just poured it off. The leftover chaff I wrapped in cheesecloth then plastic wrap and put it back in the freezer. Well, let me tell you - totally different from smoke or cook. It takes a while, like when used in cooking - effect slower coming on than smoking. The effect was soft, smooth and very relaxing - slow motion type coming on but very good effect if you have muscle spasm problems or anxiety. Didn't help depression like smoking does for me but did a lot more muscle relaxant action. The frozen blob of chaff in the freezer makes a great compress. I used it on my gimpy left knee - rubbed some oil on the knee then applied the cold 'compress' and darned if it didn't make it feel all better. Anyway, thought I would share this info with everyone since it was so easy to do and it helps. That's the best some of us can wish for. Take care everyone and use this info in good health.

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