Basic Cannabutter recipePosted by On

Want to learn how to make some basic cannabutter? Its easy and incredibly versatile. This is a recipe for basic cannabutter to get you started.


You will need

x4 sticks of butter

1 oz of dried finished plant material

Cheese Cloth


Step 1

Process known as Decarboxylation.

Heat should be applied to the cannabis first to fully activate the THC. Lay out your plant material (Flower, Trim, Keif etc.. ) onto a baking sheet in a even layer. Place into the oven at 240 degrees. Bake for 40-45 minutes.  This will activate the THC converting THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD. This usually happen when you apply fire to your pipe or joint but since we will be orally consuming the product this step is essential. 

Step 2

Bring a quart of water to light boil on the stove. Add your sticks of butter allowing it to melt completely. Now add your dried cannabis. For best results make sure to grind up your product before adding it to the mix. If using trim be sure to not use the stems and throw them away. Make sure the cannabis is floating at least 1 – 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pot. Add more water if necessary. Allow the water to simmer for 3-4 hours. Be sure its not boiling.

Step 3

Take a bowl I like to use plastic containers but really any bowl can work. Place a double layer of cheese cloth over the top and secure it tight with rubber bands or elastic.

Drain the pot with your butter water mixture over the cheese cloth.  Once the pot/pan is empty remove the cheese cloth from the bowl and squeeze out as much of the butter as you can. Be careful it may be hot. I like to use metal tongs to squeeze the cheesecloth.

Step 4

Take your bowl with all the liquid you strained and place it into your fridge to cool. During this process the butter will separate itself from the water and rise to the top creating a thick layer of creamy yummy cannabutter. The THC will fuse itself to the fat in the butter since THC is not water soluble. After a few hours your butter will be ready. Take a knife and run it around the bowl lifting the butter and place it into its own container. pitch the remaining water as its no good for anything.

What can I do with the butter?

Use it to create any dish that requires butter! Use it for most baking dishes or use it on your morning toast. Be creative! The recipes are endless.





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