How to Make Cannabutter

Published on June 14, 2016, By Austin Logan

Marijuana Knowledge Base

How to make cannabutter: Cannabutter is butter infused with THC. Cannabutter can replace butter in a recipe to make almost any dish 420 friendly! It is strongly recommended that you use decarboxylated weed for this tutorial in order to get the best results. Learn how to decarb cannabis here.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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  • 1/4 Oz. Decarboxylated Cannabis
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Cup Water

As a general rule of thumb, you should use 1 stick of butter (or 1/2 cup of butter) for every 1/4 Oz. of cannabis. The amount of water you use should depend both on the amount of other ingredients in the mix and on the size of the pan/pot you use. The cannabis should always be floating at least an inch above the bottom of the pan.

Step 2: Heat the water to a simmer

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While you definitely don’t want the water too cold, you have to be careful it doesn’t get too hot as well. A nice, even simmer is the ideal temperature.

Step 3: Melt your butter

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Add the butter to the pan and wait until it melts completely into the mix.

Step 4: Add your decarbed weed

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Pour your cannabis in and stir it into the mix.

Step 5: Heat for 40 minutes

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40 minutes is a good time for this amount of product but keep an eye on it! You know the heating process is done when the top of the mix becomes very thick. Drag a spoon across the surface to test it. When the mix is ready, turn the stove off and let it cool for a bit.

Step 6: Strain the mix into a bowl

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It is very important to use either a very fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the mix. A coffee filter won’t let enough butter pass and a typical strainer will let too much weed slip through. Use a spoon or something similar to squish the butter out of the excess weed.

Step 7: Refrigerate Overnight

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After a few hours in the fridge, your cannabutter will be the perfect consistency and ready to eat! It should be mostly yellow with a slight green hue. Add it to any recipe or just smear it on some toast to make some strong edibles.

This post was originally published on June 14, 2016, it was updated on October 3, 2017.

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