Making a cannabis tincture using decarboxylated cannabis is a popular way to create a concentrated and versatile cannabis-infused liquid.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Ingredients and Equipment:1/4 to 1/2 ounce (7-14 grams) of decarboxylated cannabis
High-proof alcohol (e.g., Everclear, vodka, or rum)
Glass jar with a tight-sealing lid
Fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth
Amber glass dropper bottles for storage
Mixing bowl
Measuring cup


Prepare the Cannabis: Start by ensuring that your cannabis is properly decarboxylated as explained in the previous instructions.

Measure the Alcohol: Determine how much tincture you want to make and measure the appropriate amount of high-proof alcohol. A common ratio is 1 gram of decarboxylated cannabis to 1 ounce (30 ml) of alcohol, but you can adjust the ratio based on your desired potency.

Combine Cannabis and Alcohol: Place the decarboxylated cannabis into the glass jar. Pour the measured alcohol over the cannabis, making sure it’s completely covered.

Seal and Store: Seal the glass jar tightly with the lid, and store it in a cool, dark place. Shake the jar gently once a day to help with the infusion process. Let it steep for at least 2-4 weeks for optimal results. The longer you steep it, the more potent the tincture will become.

Strain the Tincture: After the steeping period, strain the tincture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a mixing bowl. This will remove the plant material and leave you with a liquid tincture.

Bottle the Tincture: Use a funnel to pour the tincture into amber glass dropper bottles for storage. Amber bottles help protect the tincture from light, which can degrade the cannabinoids. Seal the bottles tightly with the caps.

Label and Store: Label your tincture bottles with the date of preparation and the strain (if applicable). Store them in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat.

Dosage: Tinctures are typically administered using a dropper. Start with a small dose (e.g., a few drops) and wait for the effects before taking more. The potency of your tincture will depend on the strength of the cannabis and the duration of the infusion.

Use in Recipes: Cannabis tinctures can be consumed orally by placing drops under the tongue or added to food and beverages for a discreet and convenient way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.

Remember that cannabis tinctures can be potent, so it’s essential to start with a low dose and gradually increase if needed. The onset of effects is usually faster when taken sublingually (under the tongue) compared to ingesting it.

Additionally, be aware of the legal regulations regarding cannabis and alcohol in your area, and consume tinctures responsibly and in accordance with local laws.