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Marijuana Recipes: Cannabis Tinctures
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 06/14/2010 in Recipes
Updated on October 5, 2020.
Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Most medical marijuana patients know that the THC in cannabis can be extracted in fat or oil in order to make edible treatments, but did you know that it can also be extracted in alcohol to make a tincture? Tinctures are a great alterative to smoking marijuana, and are relatively simple to make.
A tincture is a solution of a medicinal substance (marijuana in this case) in an alcoholic solvent. A tincture dose is delivered by a medicine dropper or teaspoon. While dosage varies between each patient, generally a typical dose is anywhere from 3-4 drops to 2 full droppers. The effect will last about 1-2 hours.