Green Dragon Explained: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Cannabis Tinctures


Cannabis tinctures have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties and therapeutic benefits. One popular tincture that has gained popularity in recent years is Green Dragon. Green Dragon is a potent cannabis tincture that is easy to make at home and can be used for a variety of purposes, from pain relief to relaxation. In this article, we will explore how to craft Green Dragon cannabis tinctures, its benefits, and how to use it effectively.

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What is Green Dragon?

Green Dragon is a cannabis tincture that is made by steeping cannabis flower in high-proof alcohol. The alcohol extracts the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis, creating a potent liquid that can be used medicinally or recreationally. Green Dragon is known for its fast-acting effects and versatility, making it a popular choice for those looking for an alternative to smoking or vaping cannabis.

How to Make Green Dragon Cannabis Tinctures

Making Green Dragon cannabis tinctures at home is a simple process that requires just a few ingredients and some patience. Here is a basic recipe for crafting Green Dragon:

  1. Grind your cannabis flower finely.
  2. Decarboxylate the cannabis by baking it in the oven at 240°F for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Place the decarboxylated cannabis in a glass jar and cover it with high-proof alcohol, such as Everclear or vodka.
  4. Seal the jar and shake it vigorously for a few minutes.
  5. Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least a few days, shaking it daily to agitate the mixture.
  6. After a few days, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove the plant material.
  7. Pour the liquid into a dropper bottle for easy dosing.
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Benefits of Green Dragon Cannabis Tinctures

Green Dragon cannabis tinctures offer a number of benefits for those looking to incorporate cannabis into their wellness routine. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Fast-acting effects: Green Dragon is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, providing fast relief for pain, anxiety, and other conditions.
  • Customizable dosing: With a tincture, you can easily control the dosage by adjusting the number of drops you take.
  • Discreet consumption: Tinctures are easy to dose and can be taken discreetly, making them a great option for those who want to avoid smoking or vaping cannabis.
  • Versatility: Green Dragon can be added to food and beverages or taken sublingually for a variety of consumption methods.
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How to Use Green Dragon Cannabis Tinctures

There are several ways to use Green Dragon cannabis tinctures, depending on your preferences and needs. Some common methods of consumption include:

  • Sublingual administration: Place a few drops of Green Dragon under your tongue and hold it there for 30-60 seconds before swallowing.
  • Adding to food or beverages: Mix Green Dragon into your favorite recipes or drinks for a discreet way to consume cannabis.
  • Topical application: Green Dragon can be added to lotions or salves for targeted relief of pain or inflammation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Green Dragon safe to use?

A: When made properly and consumed responsibly, Green Dragon cannabis tinctures are generally safe for most adults. It is important to start with a low dose and gradually increase as needed to avoid any negative side effects.

Q: How long does it take for Green Dragon to take effect?

A: The effects of Green Dragon cannabis tinctures can usually be felt within 15-30 minutes of consumption, making it a fast-acting option for those seeking immediate relief.

Q: Can I make Green Dragon with different strains of cannabis?

A: Yes, you can use different strains of cannabis to make Green Dragon tinctures, each offering unique effects and flavors. Experimenting with different strains can help you find the perfect tincture for your needs.

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Green Dragon cannabis tinctures are a versatile and potent option for those looking to incorporate cannabis into their wellness routine. With a simple recipe and a few key ingredients, you can craft your own Green Dragon tincture at home and enjoy its fast-acting effects and customizable dosing. Whether you're seeking relief from pain, anxiety, or simply looking for a discreet way to consume cannabis, Green Dragon tinctures are a great option to consider.

Howard Seth Meiselman, DO

Medically reviewed by Howard Seth Meiselman, DO — Written by Mark Conklin 

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