The potency of tincture using marijuana flower:
Here’s how you can find out how much THC is in your cannabis tincture. If you make your extract using marijuana buds, your potency can range from as low as 5% THC for low quality seeded Mexican brick weed, 15% – 20% for high-quality flowers, even up to 30% and beyond for some strains.
If you don’t have the luxury of using tested buds from a dispensary, you’ll need to estimate. For example, if I have 4 grams of really good (but not super sick) AK-47 flower, I’d estimate the potency to be about 17%. Each gram of flower is 1000 mg, so there would be 170 mg THC per gram. 4 grams of weed would be 4 x 170 mg which equals 680 total milligrams. Assuming proper decarb and a thorough extract, your final tincture would have 680 mg THC. If you have a final product equaling one liquid ounce or 30ml of a tincture, each ml will have 23 ml of THC.
How to determine the potency of tincture using kief or dry ice hash:
The potency of tincture made using shatter/dabs/honey oil/butane hash oil (BHO):
The potency of tincture made using marijuana trim or sugar leaves:
The potency of CBD tincture made with a high CBD marijuana strain:
CBD tincture can easily be made using any of the recipes on this page. If you’re getting your CBD buds from a dispensary you’ll be able to tell easily the amount of CBD in each gram of flower. If a strain is 11% CBD, then each gram would have 110mg available. Assuming a thorough extraction with 2 washes of Everclear, if you used 10 grams of CBD flower you’ll have a potential of 1100 mg CBD or 110 doses at 10mg each. Adjust the math accordingly depending on what type of source material you’re using.
- Master Wu’s Green Dragon Tincture recipe (can be consumed right away)
- Cold extract cannabis tincture in the freezer (takes a few months to brew)
- Quick extract method (not recommended)