THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is the precursor to the famous THC. This THCA compound is non-intoxicating, meaning it won't get you high, but it does offer many potential health benefits. Discover how to make a THCA tincture at home today.
Place the NON-decarboxylated cannabis in the freezer. Also place the high-proof alcohol in the freezer. Freeze overnight at a minimum, ideally 24 hours.
When ready to prepare your tincture, place the frozen cannabis in a mason jar.
Pour the cold alcohol into the jar. You only need to add enough alcohol to cover the cannabis completely*.
Screw the lid on tightly and shake gently. Place the jar back in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Remove the jar from the freezer, shake gently, and place it back in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Repeat the above step one more time, for a total of 3 times.
Remove the jar from the freezer one last time and strain. Pour the tincture through your preferred straining system, separating the plant-matter from the alcohol, into a clean mason jar. A coffee filter in a funnel works well here.
You now have a golden QWET THCA tincture. You can choose to evaporate off as much or as little alcohol as desired, however, ensure you are using a no-heat method.
Store this tincture in a mason jar, amber-colored tincture jar, or other glass container. You can store at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or freezer. A tincture should last months, if not longer.
*Do NOT decarboxylate your THC flower if you want to keep the THCA properties intact.
You do not need to use the full 14 grams of cannabis called for in this recipe. You can use as much or as little cannabis as you want. For a small, starter batch, start with just 3.5 grams.