My name is Jay Hidoshi and I was the former owner of a Medical Marijuana Dispensary.
One reason I like vegetable glycerin as my main ingredient for my medical marijuana tincture is for the reason that it’s sweetness is similar to that of honey. It also has a thick texture similar to honey. I prefer the taste of honey to that of sugar and use tincture drops under my tongue, in my coffee, granola bar recipe, cough drop candy recipe, etc.
I give my medical marijuana tincture as gifts on the holidays.
There are many suppliers of kosher vegetable glycerin. Health food stores sell smaller units. If you Google: “kosher vegetable glycerin”, you can find a five-gallon pail for approximately one hundred USD for the best price.
Lets start with a Crock-Pot and your best sugar trim. I make a potent batch and a mild batch. Start with the mild batch by filling your Crock-Pot halfway with vegetable glycerin. Then add as much sugar trim that will fit. Use the low setting and the lid off, stir frequently for six hours.
Let the Crock-Pot cool to room temperature before using cheese clothe or a clean bubble bag to separate your glycerin from your vegetable matter. The glycerin will have changed from a clear color to an amber color. I like to filter the finished product twice with a cheese clothe to ensure no vegetable matter is in the finished product.
I will then cover the finished medicine and sample the finished product by self-medicating with a dose of one teaspoon or less. If the tincture needs to be stronger, I then place half of my batch back in a clean Crock-Pot for two hours and add six to twelve drops of hash oil. We now have a mild and a potent tincture. Place the finished product in glass bottles of one ½ to one ounce bottles. Be sure to mark the strong batch from the mild batch. The strong batch can be self-medicated in a dosage of two to three drops.
The medical marijuana glycerin tincture is unique because it can also be applied as an ointment to areas of the body for pain due to arthritis, inflammation, body aches and pains, etc.
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