So here it is almost Danksgiving. It’s the middle of the night here right now, and I’ve just finished making a special “emergency” batch of CBD tincture for Felicity.
Felicity gets quite anxious at family events, especially big ones like Thanksgiving when we get together with our older son’s in-laws. They’re quite a traditional and judgmental bunch, so you can imagine how well they get along with us 🙂 The thing is…Felicity is also afraid to get high at these events, so she usually undermedicates and ends up feeling stressed. Personally, I can’t stand these get-togethers unless I’m at least at a , because I need a permanent smile on my face and a strong feeling of “Yeah, whatever” to face the in-laws.
Anyway, I have a number of close friends that know the kind of medicine I’m looking for, and one of them picked up some amazing stuff, knowing I could find some good uses for it. It’s a strain called Abatiol that tests at less than 1% THC and more than 15% CBD, which makes it almost as non-psychoactive as hemp! I tried 6 heavy hits in my MFLB and never got high (regular readers may remember I always get high after 2 hits of “normal” medicinal cannabis), but felt quite calm indeed, for almost 4 hours.
So I figured it would be cool to see if I could whip up an instant tincture for tomorrow’s festivities. I took a gram of this Abatiol and decarbed it, then boiled it in 95% ethanol for 30 minutes (don’t try this yourself unless you know what you’re doing and what precautions to take), filtered it, and got about 1/2 ounce of some very dark and clear liquid. I estimate a dose at 5 to 10 drops under the tongue. I only made enough for 10 doses or so, so I’m going to let Felicity try it herself tomorrow. She can carry the tiny bottle around with her and take a bit more if she needs it. It probably won’t taste as good as properly aged tincture, but I bet it will work just fine!
For all of you out there, Happy Danksgiving to you and yours!