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Weed Tincture: What It Is And How To Make It

Weed tincture is pretty incredible.

It’s probably one of the oldest methods of ingesting cannabis and it’s basically alcohol-infused with cannabis.

If you’ve heard of Green Dragon before, then you’ve heard of a popular weed tincture.

Don’t let the name deter you, some even swear by it for introducing newcomers to cannabis life.

This blog post is meant to give you the rundown for weed tincture.

What Is Weed Tincture And Its Benefits?

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Weed tincture was the most common method of ingesting cannabis in America, when it was still legal in the 1840’s.

Weed tincture was once prescribed by doctors for ailments like:

  • Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Tetanus
  • Gout
  • Alcoholism
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Cholera

…and the list goes on.

Ever since cannabis regulations first began with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, the weed tincture that was used for multiple medicinal reasons slowly faded away.

In terms of dosage, weed tincture allows you to dose yourself and your friends accurately and measured.

It’s usually administered under the tongue with a few drops and via this method, dosing becomes easy and safe.

Not only that, weed tincture is also discreet.

It’s not smelly like the flower is.

You can transport your meds without having to worry about “loud” smells.

Use gel caps if droppers aren’t available but be careful not to swallow them. It will result in the same effects that a regular edible would have.

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What Are The Effects?

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Weed tincture is known to have a rapid onset in which dissipates as quickly as it came on.

The effects of weed tincture are reported by some to be clear headed and great for use during the day.

But it can vary depending on what you like…

If you want an energizing kind of weed tincture then you can make it from a sativa-dominant strain.

Sativa contains cannabinoids and terpenes that combine effects to grant an energy boost to the user.

Essentially, if you want a more relaxing form of weed tincture then try an indica-dominant strain which have their own combination of terpenes that result in a nice high.

Experiment by making your own wee tincture and trying varying levels of both.

How Is It Made?

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Making your own weed tincture isn’t difficult at all and involves a lot of the same techniques used to make weed edibles.

We’ll be teaching you how to make traditional Green Dragon tincture, but if you wanted some further reading on how to make Phoenix Tears, then we recommend reading this recipe here.

Materials you’ll need:

  • A jar
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • A Strainer

How To Make It: Step By Step

Step 1: Grind your cannabis or flower to a fine consistency and proceed to decarboxylate it.

Step 2: Mix your flower or cannabis materials into a mason jar of with high-proof alcohol like Everclear

Step 3: Seal the jar and give it a good shake.

Step 4: Place the jar in a cool and dark area and let it sit for at least a week or two giving it a good shake once a day.

Step 5: After a week or two, remove the lid and pour the contents through a coffee filter and into another mason jar.

Step 6: Squeeze the coffee filter make sure all of the alcohol has been filtered.

Step 7: Test your tincture with a 1 mL dose to assess potency.

And there you have it!

Enjoy your tincture and share with your friends.

Drink it for effects similar to that of edibles or take it sublingually (under your tongue).

Before doing any of those, make sure you know your potency and how much is needed for the desired effects.


Weed tincture has many uses besides getting high.

People still make their own weed tinctures and will use it for a variety of medicinal effects.

The great part about weed tincture is that you can also enjoy it as a drink discreetly and no one will be able to tell unless you share with them of course!

Have you ever tried this form of cannabis? Tell us in the comments below!