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Tincture of Cannabis

 

One way to make a drinkable form of cannabis is to infuse it in a strong spirit. A reasonably sweet drink with a high percentage of alcohol is recommended, for example fruit schnapps.

 

It is also better to use grass rather than resin as it tends to be purer and easier to filter out the solid that remains after the extraction.

 

Either way grind up your chosen form of cannabis as finely as possible, before you add the alcohol soak it in warm water over night. This will remove any water soluble impurities but not any of that precious THC. After soaking drain of the excess water and place in an airtight jar and pour in the alcohol. Seal the container and place in a cupboard.

 

Most of the THC will have been absorbed within a week, but connoisseurs may leave it for a year or more! Whenever you feel like it drain of the liquor. If you use weed strain it through a sieve and then a coffee filter, for hash the coffee filter alone should be enough.

 

Pour liquor back in bottle and consume as desired. Using a fruit drink, rather than a clear spirit like vodka, will help hide the colour change and the sweetness will mask the bitter taste the cannabis extract can cause. A little practice will let you find your personal favourite flavours and strengths.

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Thanks for this thread, Skutch.

 

I'm interested in making weed tinctures and am curious about the ratios between dried pot and the amount of alcohol used. If anyone wants to post this information as well as some more about their personal experience, I would be extremely grateful.

 

Also, what is the consistency of the ground up weed? Is it enough to do by hand, or should I use some sort of grinder like a mortis and pistil (perhaps a coffee grinder)?

 

Any and all recommendations are requested.

 

Peace and thank you.

 

Z

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Hey skutch, zanzibar,

 

What about canna gliss? Useing glycreine as the alcohol, bud, heat, and time, to make gliss.

I may have the reciep on file if anyone is interested, let me know, I'll dig it up for ya.

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Hey skutch, zanzibar,

 

What about canna gliss? Useing glycreine as the alcohol, bud, heat, and time, to make gliss.

I may have the reciep on file if anyone is interested, let me know, I'll dig it up for ya.

 

I make glycerin tinctures too. They help migraine headaches and shaking syndromes. Although I don't use heat? It takes anywhere from 30-90 days of ground up heady-trim/kief/bud and vegetable glycerin. Also if you heat the trim/bud/kief in the oven at 170(lowest setting) then it will activate and convert more cannabinoids to thc. There are also ways of "activating tinctures" before taking them to ensure maximum potency/absorption.

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Hi Sticky & webeblzr

 

I'm interested in gliss - what is this? ...in recipes.

 

Please light a lantern to show the way.

 

I will do my best to follow.

 

Peace

 

Z

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Hope this works;

 

CannaGliss

 

Here we go -

 

I didn't write this up, I found it, but if you look up there is more herbal Glycerin information.

 

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PotDrops(CannaGliss) Tincure

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Ok so the following is a recipe/method for creating a very interesting excellent substance, which me and some of my friends have come to call Cannagliss!

 

It is a THC based substance which allows you to get an almost all-body-stone with a method that is easy to conceal! It increases the potency of your weed 16x, technically, although unless you are very stickly about the directions I am about to give, chances are you wont be able to wait the full time for the drops, or wont have the equipment to get the full and total potential out of the drops.

 

What you need:

 

1oz of good quality bud (quality does make a very big difference in this recipe!)

1cup Food Grade Glycerine (available from your local pharmacies or drugstores or health shops)

Cheesecloth

A glass bottle with a sealable lid… preferably metal.

A glass dropper bottle

 

Your computer exhaust or something to heat it consistently for days on end… NOT A HOT LIGHT You can of course use considerably less amounts of pot for this recipe.

 

You can use as little as 1 gram of finely ground weed in 8.5ml of glycerine. Increase amounts in proportion… so 1/4oz would get a 1/4cup etc etc. Then you have to leave the weed in the glycerine for two full months (that’s 6 weeks!), shaking it each and every single day at least once. My first batch I shook maybe 8 times daily, and had it consistently heated 10-20 degrees Celsius above room temperature. This whole process can be exceedingly quickly accelerated by the extra heating and shaking. It can go from taking 6 weeks to 2, and if you have the right equipment, it can take as little as 14 hours. By simply putting mine in the exhaust of my laptop and keeping it there 24/7 except for when shaking, it was almost ready in about 2 weeks. If I had left it for another week it would have been perfect.

 

The end product should be a pine green colour, and smell exceedingly strong. Once you have let the drops sit for long enough for all the thc to have dissolved into the glycerine, than you can put it into a glass dropper bottle. If you want to check the glands of the Herb to see if there is actually any THC left, examine the Herb under a microscope before putting the bud into the glycerine, then simply take a piece out of the mix when you want to check it and examine it again under the microscope… the change will be very obvious, and you will be able to see if any trichomes remain on the glands. If either you see that there is no more thc left in the pot, or you can see the colour of the glycerine turn dark… or just wait the full 2 months (this is the best bet always).

 

You can use pure kief for this recipe as well, when you do this just use about 3x as much glycerine as you have kief, and put the glycerine in the bottom of a very tall and skinny bottle, then put the kief on top. Shake and heat the same as you would the normal drops. With kief you can actually see whether or not it is entirely dissolved, so simply bottle it minus the straining once everything has dissolved nicely If you have an autoclave, or a pharmaceutical grade glass beaker with threadlock top, than this next method is for you!

 

Take 1oz of primo bud, not crushed but de-stemmed and totally and completely dried out. Toss them into a screw seal boiling beaker. Then, you must absolutely ABSOLUTELY use thread lock on the beaker. If you don’t do this, its totally pointless to even try this method. Put the bud in the beaker with 1 cup glycerine, boil in your oven or on an autoclave at 155C or 311F. Leave for 36 hours. It should be boiling for most of this time, but air should not be escaping the beaker. Remove and let cool. Upon cooling it should have separated into a green oily substance (which you want to keep) and a black thick tar, which in this case tested at 12% THC. The green oily substance in this case tested at 88% THC. The bud should have completely and totally dissolved into the glycerine. That black tar stuff is all the plant material. It can be tossed if you like… or you could try drying it and smoking it, its up to you. (Thanks to Quanium for testing this for us!)

 

Once you have your drops, you can soak some of your normal bud in it to give it an extra little kick. Or you can put a few drops in a joint, or just on the top of a bowl in a bong. But by far the single best way to do this is to put just a few drops under your tongue and hold it there for about 2-3 minutes. Will make you go absolutely mad. The better herb you have, the better this concoction will be. Dosage numbers: Approximately 2-3 drops per dosage for a good time… equals about 6 bowls of good weed smoked in a bong, if the recipe is done properly. This means that every ounce of herb and a cup of glycerine mixture you have, you will end up with approximately 4800 drops (or 1600 doses) if strained completely. For only one gram of herb and 8.5ml of glycerine you will get about 60 doses at 3 drops each. …This is comparable to a normal approx 97 .3g bowls that you would get out of an ounce on an average basis. Then of course there are those of you going "Well this sounds just too good to be true!" Well here is some chemistry for you non believers! Glycerine is a sugar alcohol, and thc is alcohol soluble. Simple chemistry then shows us then that the thc will be soluble into the glycerine given enough time. Now this said, it isnt a 100% alcohol or anything near it, which is why it takes so long for it to sit. But then why use glycerine instead of everclear or something like that and just make green dragon? Well unlike other types of alcohols, sugar alcohols are able to be absorbed exceedingly easily by the arteries underneath your tongue! And when the THC binds to the glycerine, this makes it easily absorbed into your bloodstream on a direct path for your brain! The absorption of THC into the bloodstream from smoking joints sits at about 15%, the amount for using a bong ranges from 25-35% approximately, and the amount for using a vaporizer or cooking ranges from about 45-55%. With the glycerine absorption method intake has been tested with various other drugs (mixed with glycerine as tinctures) with up to 90% absorption. This should be about enough proof I think to convice most of the doubters. Now we all know that weed isn't unhealthy for you if taken in right, so what about glycerine? Well, glycerine is in your toothpaste, in lubricants, skin care products, used in cough syrups… So its safe to ingest. Is it safe to smoke? Well glycerine is an almost globally used compound in everyone's favorite flavored smoke

 

- Shisha.

 

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Grabbed this info off Cannabis.com

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Tested this awhile back, it worked pretty well. Got a sweet herby easy to use on the go vial of it left. Used vapor trash of crappy herb, so it wasn't awsome, but its a pretty neat way. Can't wait to try more with better herb.

 

This what I copied. I have found you can purchase the glycerin on the net fairly easy, and it has a lot of square uses.

When I thought I was heading west, to get set up in a free state, this was part of my plan, to provide a gliss product as it should be fairly cheap.

Enjoy, and be safe if you going to make and use it.

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Hey twister, good read!! Thanks for posting it. I try and gather as much information as possible, then make my own path.

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Thank you for that link, Twister.

 

I've just finished my Cold Method tincture, as described in the link you posted. I followed the directions with minor deviation : I used 1 pint of Stoli vodka (80 proof), I used approximately one ounce of trim/popcorn from my previous grows (a mix of PPP, Bubbleberry, Kolossus, NL Special, C99). After lightly chopping up the shake in a little electric coffee grinder, I mixed the dried weed with vodka in a black bottle and put it in the freezer. I would shake the bottle once a day for a couple of minutes. I did this for three days. I strained the tincture twice with a cheese cloth and then once through a coffee filter. I then poured the liquid into little bottles with dropper twist-off lids and placed those in the fridge.

 

I put five drops under my tongue. I let it settle under my tongue for a couple of minutes. There was only a mild "burning" sensation, and was hardly noticeable. The effect came on slowly. After about 10 minutes a warm sensation began to run through my body. My face relaxed. At 20 minutes the effect was at it's fullest. My body felt pleasant and warm, like I was in a big cozy blanket. My thoughts leveled off and I felt focused while at the same time very peaceful. I was not inebriated nor unable to function with my tasks, yet my body felt warm and my movements were somewhat slower. In my stomach there was a sensation and I'm not sure how to describe it as it was very faint. It wasn't nausea, nor was it hunger... but something like both those. I then ate some food and it was really good. The effect from start to finish was maybe 1.5 hours, with the most noticeable effects lasting 45 mins to an hour.

 

On another test I smoked a small bowl a few minutes after I ingested five drops of the tincture, and I got really blazed. :)

 

I am going to give these to a person that is undergoing their 4th bout of chemotherapy. This person is taking so many drugs that they're constantly nauseous as well as have a slew of knock-on ailments as a result of the treatment. Their oncologist suggested they might consider Marijuana as a way to help them deal with some of the side-effects of the chemo as well as get them to eat more food and drink more water. I decided to try a tincture as this person expressed a distaste for smoking. I'll try to get some feedback from them if I can.

 

Peace.

 

Z

 

 

 

Cold Method with Ethanol

Making tincture cold preserves the integrity of cannabinoids. To be potent, this method requires starting material high in cannabinoid content such as flowers or kief made from trim and leaf. The material must be mold free and dry. Drying can be accomplished in the freezer (-4-10 degrees Celsius) or better yet by placing in a liquid proof bag into a dry ice/ethanol ice bath (-70 degrees Celsius). Once water has been removed then the surface area of the starting material requires expansion. This can be accomplished a number of ways but two ways stand out:

Using flowers (bud)- Place dried buds in a coffee grinder and pulse until thoroughly ground but not powdered.

Making kief- Rub dry trim and leaves over a silk screen. Collect the powder the comes through the screen. It should be a very pale green. “Kiefing” is an age old way of extracting trichomes from plant material.

Whether kief or ground bud is used both should kept ice cold for this preparation. Similarly, the ethanol to be used should also be ice cold throughout the process.

Selection of alcohol- ethanol or ethyl alcohol is the form of alcohol that can be used by humans. The proof listed on commercial alcohol refers to the percentage of ethanol that the beverage contains. The proof is twice the percentage, so 80 “proof” means that the mixture contains 40% ethanol. The higher the alcohol content used, the better the extraction will work. Ideally, 200 proof ethanol would be best except that ethanol cannot be distilled to this proof so benzene is used to remove the last vestiges of water. This makes “pure” ethanol poisonous.

Many folks use “Everclear” which stands at 190 proof or 95% ethanol. Everclear has no taste. Apparently, Everclear is not available in all States. A close second choice is 151 proof rum. This is a light amber liquid that is 75% ethanol that has a sweet taste. One of our caregiver writers will use nothing but Korbel brandy because she likes the taste. Others use iced Russian vodka. These “normal” distilled spirits are 40% to 50% ethanol. Some patients find that the higher proofs ethanols like Everclear and 151 rum burn too much under the tongue. If burning is a concern consider a high quality 90-100 proof Vodka.

Cold Extraction and purification- Use at least one ounce of starting material to each pint of ethanol. Place cold powdered kief or ground cannabis flowers together with ethanol in a glass quart-mixing jar. Close the jar tightly and vigorously shake for five minutes then return to the freezer. Continue to agitate the mixture every few hours with refreezing. Continue for a period of two to three days.

Pour the cold mixture through a double thickness of sterile cheesecloth. Save the cheesecloth “ball” for topical uses or use the material to make bud butter once dried. The liquid collected through the cheesecloth should then be filtered twice through a paper coffee filter. Use gloves throughout the process, as it is necessary to squeeze the cheesecloth and coffee filters to facilitate the extraction. Without gloves some of the material will be absorbed on the skin.

If Everclear is used the tincture will be pale green to golden. If 151 rum is used an amber tincture results. Dark green tinctures mean that excess plant material is present. This does not mean that the tincture will not be potent, just taste nasty. When Everclear is used, various flavor extracts may be added (vanilla, raspberry, etc.). Be careful to use only a few drop of flavor extract.

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