Making cannabis butter is a great way to enjoy the benefits of marijuana without having to smoke it. This guide will teach you how to make your own cannabis butter at home, step-by-step. Whether you are experienced cooking with cannabis or are a beginner, keep reading to learn how to make weed butter fast and easy with minimal ingredients.
Use High-Quality Weed
The first step to making weed butter is to start with high-quality cannabis. If you are using medical marijuana and only want CBD, it is important to use a strain that is high in CBD and low in THC. For recreational users, any type of cannabis will do as long as it is good quality and high THC. Once you have your weed, grind it up into small pieces using a grinder. If you do not have a grinder, you can use a food processor or even your hands.
Decarboxylate The Weed Flower
Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is simply butter that has been melted and infused with cannabis. To make cannabutter, you will need to decarboxylate your weed first. Decarboxylation is the process of heating your weed to activate the THC. Without decarboxylation, your cannabutter will not be as potent.
To decarboxylate your weed, preheat your oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, spread your ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 0- 40 minutes, depending on the flower and the heat of the oven. Always keep checking your dried flower in the oven. Once your weed is finished decarboxylating, it will be darker in color and smell slightly toasty.
Now that your weed is decarboxylated, it’s time to make the cannabutter.
Cannabis Butter Ingredients:
- ½ pound (or two sticks) of unsalted butter
- ⅛ ounce to ¼ ounce of decarboxylated cannabis flower (depending on how potent you want your cannabutter to be).
- Cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer
- A heat-safe bowl or jar
Dosing – How Much Cannabis to Use When Making Butter?
You can add less or more weed, we suggest adding at least 7g of quality dried marijuana flower for potent edibles during this stage.
Easy Cannabutter Instructions:
In a saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Once the butter has melted, add in the decarboxylated cannabis and stir occasionally. Let the mixture simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the butter starts to turn green. You can cook at lower temperatures for longer amounts of time for more potent effects.
Once the mixture has simmered, carefully pour it into a heat-safe bowl or jar using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to strain out the plant matter. Be sure to squeeze all of the butter out of the cheesecloth so that none of it is wasted.
Let the cannabutter cool completely before using it in your favorite recipes. Store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to two months, or in the freezer for up to six months.
How To Use Weed Butter
Now that you know how to make cannabis butter, put your new skills to the test by trying out one of these weed butter recipes:
- Cannabutter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Marijuana Muffins
- Cannabis Quiche
- THC Weed Brownies
- Weed Bacon
- Other Baked Goods