How to make Cannabis Butter

Weed brownies, space cake and cannabis edibles in general have been around for fucking ages and they can be quite confronting if you bite off more than you should chew.  However when used correctly and responsibly it is one of the most cost effective and enjoyable ways to consume cannabis. 



First up you need to decarboxylate your cannabis, basically you need to bake your weed so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoids activate.


Things you’ll need

  • ½ oz of your favourite cannabis
  • Glass baking dish or baking pan
  • Oven


Get your oven nice and toasty up to 110 degrees celcius.


With your fingers gently break up your weed to the consistency of what you would put in a joint. You don’t want it too fine otherwise it will slip through the cheesecloth and you’ll get little bits of plant material in your butter.


Evenly spread out the weed on a glass baking dish or pan and place on the centre rack in your oven. 20 minutes If your weed is low quality or a bit old - 45 mins if you've got that high grade cured cannabis.


Check on your weed and gently mix it every 10 mins so you don’t burn it.


Cannabutter infusion

Next up you've gotta get the butter and cannabis to unite as one!


Things you’ll need

  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 225 grams clarified butter/melted butter or oil
  • ½ ounce decarboxylated cannabis
  • Medium saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Thermometer
  • Cheesecloth or fine metal strainer



Put your medium saucepan on the stove on very low heat, add your water and butter.

Once the butter is melted add the decarboxylated cannabis, mix well and cover with lid.

Gently simmer for 4 hours and stir every half hour to make sure the butter isn’t burning.

If you’ve got a thermometer, check the temp regularly to make sure it isn’t going over 80 degrees celcius.

After 4 hours strain with a cheesecloth or fine metal strainer, let the cannabutter cool to room temp and you can use immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 6 months.

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