BRM 2017 June 2017 - Page 42


1 ounce Cannabis, Roughly Chopped

1 pint 95% Ethanol (190 Proof)


Place the cannabis and ethanol in a large glass Mason jar. Shake at least once a day. Place the jar in a brown paper bag. Leave in a warm spot, like near the window, for 30-60 days. The mixture should turn a very dark green. Strain with a cheesecloth like in the cold method, making sure to squeeze any excess liquid. This tincture has a nasty taste, but it is very powerful. It may upset fragile stomachs. You should take the tincture orally in cranberry juice or coffee with sugar. Store your tincture in a light-blocking glass jar in a cool, dry place (like the refrigerator or freezer). You can keep the cheesecloth in the freezer as well and apply it over an area of the skin for a few minutes with gentle rubbing.


The main difference between this method and the cold method is the preparation of materials. Light must be avoided also.


Cannabis Tincture


4-6 Vitamin E Capsules


Place the tincture in a double boiler over an electric heat source. Reduce the solution by half. Once reduce, add 1/2 the remaining volume of tincture in honey along with the vitamin E capsules (e.g. if you have 2 quarts of tincture after reduction, you would add 1 quart honey). Continue to reduce the volume with constant stirring until you have nearly boiled it down to the original volume of syrup you began with. Let cool, and store in a lightproof glass in the refrigerator.


The dosage should be between a teaspoon and a couple tablespoons. You can customize your elixirs by adding different herbs, like adding syrup of Elderberry makes an effective treatment for influenza; or adding Kava can provide greater pain control and sedation. With a little study in herbal medicine, you can customize your blends for any ailment. For the flu, use cannabis tincture with Elderberry and Cat’s Claw.



2-3 tablespoons Honey

1/2 ounce Cannabis

3 ounces Vodka

1 teaspoon Ginger, Grated

1 teaspoon Orange Zest