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Even the most experienced cannabis lover may not know much about one of the most underrated ways to consume cannabis: Tinctures. Here’s a breakdown to fill you in on what you need to know—from why they’re great to how to store and make them yourself.

 Cannabis Tinctures 101

6 Things to Know About Cannabis Tinctures

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Tinctures are perhaps the most underrated method of using cannabis. Even so, the most experienced cannabis lover may not know exactly what they are or how to make them.

  • Tincture Basics

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Tinctures are a liquid concentration of cannabis, where the THC and cannabinoids have been leached out in alcohol. Put a few drops of this concentrated serum under your tongue and you’ll feel it.

  • Fast Acting

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Unlike edibles, you won’t be waiting around for a while because tinctures work very quickly. They're also known for delivering a peak quickly and a steady high over a long period of time.

  • Storage is Key

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Heat and light deteriorate cannabinoids. Tinctures should be stored in airtight dark glass containers in cool temperatures. Avoid plastic containers because ethanol and plastics don't mix.

  • They Don't Smell

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Tinctures don’t have an obvious scent when stored in a bottle, so you can discreetly carry some with you at all times. You also won’t have to worry about finding a place to smoke, so you're set!

  • You Can Buy Them at Most Medical Bud Dispensaries

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Tinctures are available at most medical cannabis dispensaries. A small bottle of 100 drops will run you about $20, and 3 or 4 drops will deliver a pretty adequate high.

  • You Can Make Your Own Tinctures at Home

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    You'll need pure grain alcohol, cannabis, a small glass jar with a lid and a brown medicine bottle with an eyedropper. Check out the [link](http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/recipe/tincture) for the steps and pro tips.

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