Updated: May 24, 2020
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Cannabis can be infused into any alcohol, the higher the proof the better. If you use everclear then you will have a versatile cannabis tincture. Store in a cool dark place for optimal potency.
Prep Time: Up to 14 days
Skill Level: Easy
1 ounce of ground decarbed cannabis or 6 to 8 grams of decarbed hash (learn the decarb process here.)
1 cup strong alcohol
Place the decarbed cannabis into a 1-quart jar and add 2 cups of alcohol.
Seal the jar tight and shake well and place in the freezer.
Shake the jar at least 3 times a day for 7 to 14 days, depending on the proof of your alcohol (100 proof = 1 week, 40 to 80 proof = 10 days).
Place the cheesecloth over the strainer and set it in the mixing bowl.
While wearing latex gloves, filter the contents of the mason jar into the bowl.
Squeeze the mixture through the cloth, pushing it against the strainer to release more liquid into the bowl.
Filter it for a second time. Pour the liquid into a mason jar through a coffee filter lined funnel. It should take half an hour to drain.
Using the measuring cup, pour the tincture into the bottles. Be careful not to fill them too full.
Store in the freezer, away from flame and children.
Dosage: 5 to 10 drops under the tongue (leave it for thirty seconds).
It may burn ever so slightly, but the sensation will fade quickly.
It may take up to an hour to feel the effects.
It is strongly suggested that you start with a small dosage to see how your cannabis-infused alcohol effects you.