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How To Make Green Dragon Tincture (Cannabis Tinctu

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Sup, this is a video on how to make Green Dragon tincture, some easy way to make good use of your trim. Very potent and long lasting stuff, hope you enjoy! Dont forget to subscribe and thumbs up!

 

From Master Wu himself:

"Process details—references and rationalizations:

1. Chop the cannabis

More surface area gives means a faster and more efficient extraction.

 

2. Bake the cannabis.

This converts THCA to THC via a decarboxylation reaction.

In whole-plant cannabis, THC content is expressed as THCA (tetrahydrocannabolic acid) prior to decarboxylation into THC, which takes place when cannabis is heated during cooking, and smoked or vaporized ingestion. THCA is a mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory but does not have good affinity with our CB1 receptors, so in order to make a THC-rich tincture that has many of the same therapeutic effects as smoked ingestion (including rapid absorption, quick relief and ease of self-titration), we must convert the THCA in the plant matter into THC prior to extracting it through an alcohol soak. (from Vancouver Island Compassion Society http://thevics.com/cannamist.htm)

THC vaporizes at about 380°F. We want to heat the cannabis to convert THCA to THC, but keep the temperature under 380°F. That is why 325°F is used. Between four and five minutes your oven (and house) will start to smell very strong. This is the time to remove the cannabis from the oven.

 

Notice also that there is considerable misinformation regarding heating the cannabis. It is true that you don't have to heat it to extract both THC and THCA, but the amount of THC in whole plant preparations is relatively small compared to after decarboxylation of the THCA. So if you want to maximize the strength of your tincture you must heat the cannabis prior to extraction.

 

3. Use the highest proof alcohol available.

Where I live this is Bacardi 151. The more alcohol the more efficient the extraction will be.

 

4. Simmer the mixture.

This is one of the areas that seems to be most debated. Many recipes call for placing the cannabis (unbaked of course) into the alcohol and waiting 2 -- 6 weeks. The main concern with heating the alcohol is that it is "explosive" (not exactly true...it is however flammable).

 

The purpose of the simmering is to heat the alcohol mixture to improve extraction rates and efficiencies. Heating during extraction increases the motion of the molecules (basic physics/chemistry) and drastically decreases extraction times. The boiling point of pure ethanol is 173°F (78°C). We will use the water bath to heat the rum/cannabis mixture to just below the boiling point of ethanol.

 

Heating the alcohol mixture can be done very safely using a hot water bath. You will need an accurate candy or quick read thermometer. Place about 1 inch of water in a wide, vertical-edged pan (9" diameter x 3" high). Bring the water to a low simmer. The rum/cannabis mixture should be in a small (1 pint) mason jar. Do NOT cover the jar.

 

Put the thermometer into the mason jar and place into the simmering water bath. Bring the temperature of the rum/cannabis mixture to about 170°F. The alcohol should be just barely boiling.

 

You should have the oven fan on high. You will notice that any alcohol fumes are mixed with water vapor from the water bath and vented out the fan. This combined with the fact that you are trying not to boil the ethanol makes the process quite safe.

 

5. Strain and store.

When you are finished with the extraction you will be left with about 1oz of green dragon tincture after you have strained the extract. Notice that one ounce of the alcohol has evaporated. See the tips below for a good way to strain the tincture.

 

A standard eyedropper will transfer about 1ml (or 1 gram) of liquid. There are 29 milliliters in one ounce. So you should end up with about 30 or so full eyedroppers (30 milliliters) of Green Dragon.

 

The liquid should be dark brownish-green and smell like cannabis.

 

6. Dosage. Titration.

Everybody is different. It takes me between 30-90 minutes to feel the effects of Green Dragon (depending on how much food is in my stomach).

 

I had tried a tincture someone had made using the cold extraction method with the same amount of cannabis and found that 5 ml (5 full eyedroppers) did pretty much nothing.

 

Using my Green Dragon technique I find that one dropper will bring effects on in 30-90 minutes and last 5 hours with 1.5 hours of lingering aftereffects.

 

Two droppers gave me a "spiritual dose" (as strong as any brownie I ever had). Effects lasted 7-8 hours with lingering effects for 2 more hours.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLsyYxGBFgw

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I have some changes to the recipe for safety, potency, :blink: etc... First put plant material about 1/8 oz in 3/4 cup of everclear and blend in an oster blender cup or bullet or something similiar (maximum surface area!!!).  Put water in a pan and alcohol and herbs in a pyrex measureing cup. Cook for 40 minutes with the with the "THERMOMETER in the alcohol, not the water.) Water boils at a steady 212 and what you are monitoring is the emulsion.  Strain through a japanese metal tea strainer (something you can push on to get the juice out. Save the used herb after it dries overnight, it still had a strong scent will find someone who can tell me if it is of use or not. 1/2 a dropper and then another 1/2 a dropper 2 hours latter is enough for a complete newbie. Judge accordingly.

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What ever I did I regain my eye sight and have none of the THC (ish) high from the product. It is purely a muscle relaxer and pain killer. I'm less high then when on my Rx muscle relaxers and also have less loss of speach (aphaxia). I think not heating it may have seperated the

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We've now made several batches of this and followed the recipe religiously, using weed we know to be good. What we're confused about is the results seem to be very mixed. Sometimes the tincture is potent at 1-2 droppers; other times about half as potent and sometimes it seems to do nothing at all. We use either Bacardi 151 or 88% ABV Vodka and we always shake the mixture before ingesting. Really quite a concern the results do not seem to be consistent and cannot see why? It's the same batch of home grown weed which is very potent when smoked. Any suggestions? We're following the temperatures etc very carefully.

 

Ta,

GM

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GM I don't no what to say except are you using everclear and a good blender for surface contact. If you are in Oregon take the time to get Everclear it is 190 proof.

 

There are so many positive health aspects to the cannibinoids found in the green unsmoked plant. One may turn off MS(????)

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Just curious ... I heat the trimmed bud 170 deg for an hour then sift the plant material . I use Everclear in a quart jar,I add 1 oz sifted bud then put it in the freezer i shake it after a couple of hours vigorously then strain it thru cheese cloth ... Seems to work great taken orally or direct application ..


Axlegrease ...

 

"...marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man."

DEA Judge Francis Young

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Oh yeah ... The tinc ball (cheese cloth w/ plant material) can be used as an applicator . Just place it where it hurts and manage the pain !


Axlegrease ...

 

"...marijuana is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man."

DEA Judge Francis Young

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