Skip to main content
Elixir, a Breakdown of What it Is  

Before cannabis legalization, we had wine and spirits; now that cannabis is taking over the nation, elixirs are becoming the new social go to in many spaces/gatherings/celebrations. In history, elixirs had roots in alchemy; today, elixirs are used to treat certain conditions. If you’ve never heard of an elixir, this piece is for you. 

Elixir Defined

The Merriam Webster dictionary provides some interesting information regarding elixir. The definition of elixir can mean one or all of the following:  

  • a substance held capable of changing base metals into gold
  • a substance held capable of prolonging life indefinitely
  • a medicinal concoction
  • a sweetened liquid usually containing alcohol that is used in medication either for its medicinal ingredients or as a flavoring
  • the essential principle. 

When it comes to cannabis, definitions 2-5 are very accurate in my opinion, and well, with more and more research proving that cannabis is medicine, I suppose it’s safe to say that research is starting to show the same sentiment and I’m sure the food drug administration is paying attention. 

Photo Credit: Healthline 

As for what an elixir is in relation to cannabis, Weedmaps says that an elixir is any drinkable product that contains cannabinoids or cannabis-derived terpenes. 

How to Consume/Use Elixirs 

Elixirs can be tinctures and/or beverages. Elixirs are made by dissolving cannabis in alcohol or by using syrup. An elixir by tincture means that the cannabis tincture was sweetened or mixed with other liquids. If the elixir is a beverage, then it means the soda, wine, or juice was infused with cannabis tincture. Consumption of either form is oral (have to drink/ place under the tongue. The effects of an elixir may be similar to an edible, because in a sense, they are. 

Can Elixirs be Made at Home?

With proper knowledge, safety, and equipment, elixirs can be made at home. Weedmaps has a great step by step process that you can check out in a piece titled: Elixir

Let us know in the comments your experience with consuming elixirs and/or making elixirs. 

About Veronica Castillo

Veronica Castillo is a writer from Miami, with a pre-Cannabis background in insurance and human resources. She advocates, writes about, and educates on the topic of cannabis and hemp for overall life. Currently, she is a resident of the road exploring all thing’s cannabis and hemp in the United States, with plans to travel abroad in exploration of cannabis and hemp culture in other countries.


About Plain Jane CBD

Plain Jane is the maker of the smoothest, natural cannabis flower on the market.

We hope you enjoy our CBD blog .

**Disclaimer: We do not ship Delta-8 or Delta-9 THC products to the following states: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, ID, IA, LA, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NY, ND, OR, RI, UT, VT, VA, or WA due to local laws in those regions
We cannot ship THCA products to: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA, or WI due to local laws in those region
***We do not ship any products to the following states:  California, Idaho, Iowa, or Utah due to local laws in those regions