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Question about making tinctures with alcohol

Annex420

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So after hours of reading and watching videos, I see many Tinctures are made with 150 - 180 proof alcohol. Which i'd think would be very strong I read about a women who used 180 proof and she said it burn her lips and in her mouth briefly. Also even tho people only use a few drops my thoughts are how do you know its the CBD doing its magic and your not just on a light drunk from 180 proof alcohol? Sounds dumb I know but I'm still learning, I just think using this grade of alcohol would be doing more harm to the body then good. I also read you can use olive oil and stuff but that it don't absorb as good. Could you make a tincture with normal 40% vodka?
 

77Camaro

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So after hours of reading and watching videos, I see many Tinctures are made with 150 - 180 proof alcohol. Which i'd think would be very strong I read about a women who used 180 proof and she said it burn her lips and in her mouth briefly. Also even tho people only use a few drops my thoughts are how do you know its the CBD doing its magic and your not just on a light drunk from 180 proof alcohol? Sounds dumb I know but I'm still learning, I just think using this grade of alcohol would be doing more harm to the body then good. I also read you can use olive oil and stuff but that it don't absorb as good. Could you make a tincture with normal 40% vodka?
I am by no means an expert but what your trying to do is "strip" the resins (the good stuff) from the plant and use in your tincture. Some oils like coconut & glycerin will do this and 180 will definitely do this but I think the using 40% is going to leave a lot of the "good stuff" behind. it's like trying to strip paint with water down paint stripper!
 

Ravensman8

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Delta 9 thc - subliminal
Delta 11 thc - ingesting
Delta 9 starts 15-45 mins
Delta 11 mimics a brownie... about 90 min
 
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