Today we’re talking about making infusions and tinctures at home. These are great options for folks who want to use discreetly, or who want to avoid smoking, who want to make their own edibles, or just save shitloads of money. Doing this is home is easy, my friends!
Okay so last week we talked about decarboxylation, and that is the first step to any of these methods. All of these recipes call for decarbed cannabis.
Let’s start with my old faithful, cannabis infused coconut oil. I use this every single day. It’s potent and long-lasting, and super easy to make. I don’t recommend this to anyone who is new to cannabis because it has a slow onset (1-3 hours), lasts a long time, and doesn’t offer a consistent experience. Because you eat it and it get metabolized in the liver, lots of variables can alter the experience. So 5mg today might feel completely different from 5mg tomorrow. Many a day has been ruined by over-consuming edibles and then having to wait hours to feel better. We’ll talk more about dosing next week, but the rule of thumb is, always start low and go slow.
Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
So easy and so economical.
Next I’ll give you the basics for making your own tinctures. Tinctures are great because the onset is quick (about 15 minutes), they are discreet, and sublingual dosing is simple and consistent. I recommend tinctures to anyone who is new to cannabis. You can take very small doses and can expect a relatively consistent experience from it. Meaning, a 5mg dose (sublingually) will offer a consistent experience from day to day. Which as I mentioned isn’t the case with edibles. More on that next week!
- Add herbs to your tinctures!
- Try 2 tsp each chamomile and valerian for a sleep tincture, or 2 tbsp turmeric and ginger for pain. Use any method you choose.
I learned these methods from Corinne Tobias' book, Dazed and Infused and her website wakeandbake.co.
Next week we’ll talk about dosing your infusions and tinctures, and what to do if you’ve had too much. Stay tuned!
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I am Jessica DaCosta, I'm a proud cannabis enthusiast, advocate, and mom of two.