To prep, put a folded-up dishtowel in the bottom of the slow cooker. This is really important; if you don’t do this, the bottom of the jar can get too hot and burst, and then you’ll be very unhappy and unable to salvageable the tincture.
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Infused glycerin tincture
8 grams decarboxylated cannabis (If you use hemp, you’ll get a CBD tincture. If you use sativa, indica, or a hybrid, you’ll get a lovely, strong full-plant tincture.)
For the best result, make sure your mixing bowl and beaters are well chilled. Pour the cream into your cold mixing bowl and start to mix on low. With the beaters going, add the tincture, cornstarch, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt, if using.
I get mine from Amazon, but it’s available in most organic groceries and health food stores. Make sure you get USP-grade, as that’s safe for cosmetic and food uses. This tincture differs from the alcohol tinctures not only in taste but in use. Because it’s sweet-ish, it’s great for sublingual use or as an addition to drink or dessert recipes.
Tinctures are super easy to make and highly effective. Choose your preferred strain, gather the right equipment, and you’ll have a useful tincture ready in around a day!
Users can choose to take tinctures either orally or sublingually. Oral administration will produce longer effects, yet will take a while to set in. The sublingual route has higher bioavailability, but the effect won’t last as long. Some cannabis users also prefer tinctures due to their full-spectrum nature. Isolated cannabinoids such as THC and CBD are both powerful and useful, yet the presence of additional molecules such as terpenes can enhance the effects of cannabinoids via a process known as the entourage effect.
Of all the many different ways to consume cannabis, a tincture is definitely one of the easiest to make and administer. Tinctures are also flexible in that they can be made either strong or subtle according to the user’s preference. Tinctures are also very discreet and can be taken throughout the day and on-the-go by simply applying drops directly under the tongue or to beverages such as tea, coffee, and juices.
Tinctures can be made using numerous extraction agents such as alcohol and honey, however, this guide will focus of using vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is a clear and odourless liquid that is produced from plant oils such as palm, soy, and coconut oils. Glycerine is sometimes used in cosmetics, so be sure that you source yours from a good supplier and for the intent of human consumption. Although glycerine is considered a weaker solvent than alcohol, it offers a sweet taste and is ideal for those trying to entirely avoid alcohol use.