Cannabutter is a primary ingredient in many cannabis-infused recipes.
Known as an ‘extraction’ because the THC – the psychoactive part of cannabis that gets you high – is extracted from the cannabis and infused with the butter.
The butter from a normal recipe is then substituted with cannabutter.
How To Make Cannabutter
In a medium saucepan bring a quart of water to a boil on the stove.
You can vary the amounts, just be sure that the marijuana is always floating about 1 1/2 – 2 inches from the bottom of the pan.
When the water is boiling place the butter in the pan and allow it to melt completely.
My recipe uses 4 sticks of butter to every ounce of marijuana, so if you’re using a half ounce of weed that’s about 2 sticks of butter.
Once the butter has melted you can add the marijuana. Once the weed is added the heat should be turned down, very low, to barely a simmer.
I usually let the weed cook for around three hours. You can tell it’s done when the top of the mix turns from really watery to glossy and thick.
While the cannabutter is cooking set up the bowl to hold the finished product.
I like to use a heatproof bowl, and some people use a plastic food container.
Place a double layer of cheesecloth over the top, and secure it with elastic, string or tape.
Strain the marijuana butter over the bowl, carefully trying not to spill.
When the saucepan is empty, undo the twine, pick up the cheesecloth from all four sides and squeeze out all of the remaining butter.
Allow the cannabutter to cool for about an hour. Place in the fridge until the butter has risen to the top layer and is solid.
The THC and other properties have attached to the butter, and you are just about there.
Run a knife around the edge and lift the butter off.
Place upside down on your work surface and scrape off any of the cooking water.
Your cannabutter is ready to roll. Enjoy!
How To Make Cannabutter
Important: We highly recommend you decarboxylate your cannabis before you cook with it.
The ‘decarbing’ process ensures your cannabis is best prepared for cooking.
You can use any kind of unsalted butter you like, though we find that using high-quality butter provides a better taste.
High-quality butter has less water, so you will get a higher yield.
Your finished butter will have a green tinge to it because of the cannabis.
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