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How To Make Cannabis Butter?

In this article we’ll teach you how to make cannabis butter. Cannabutter is the most basic introduction to cooking with marijuana. It’s easy to make, delicious, rich, and so easy to infuse in your cooking.
This easy to use instruction is part of the free to download Ultimate Stoner Cook Book of Open Your Mind. Fill your email in below and get direct access to this instruction and many more delicious meals with cannabis!


Decarboxylating cannabis for cannabutter

Before cannabis can be used in this recipe, it must be "activated" or, in a technical sense, decarboxylated, to maximize its benefits.

Decarboxylation is a process that activates the psychoactive compounds such as THC in the cannabis plant so that you feel the high when you consume it. Decarboxylation occurs through heat. The high temperatures when smoking and vaporizing instantly decarboxylate compounds in weed, making them immediately available for your body to absorb. When making edibles, buds are typically heated in an oven first to decarboxylate them, and then infused into a medium such as butter or oil. That infusion is then used to make edibles.

Supplies needed for decarboxylating cannabis

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis grinder (optional)

Instructions for decarboxylating weed

  1. Set the oven temperature to 110ºC, with the oven rack in the middle position. Ovens are hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom, so heating in the middle will ensure ideal decarboxylation temperature.
  2. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, and lightly break up or grind the cannabis onto it, but not too fine, to avoid burning.
  3. Heat for 30 minutes, stirring at least once.
  4. Let cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. The cannabis should look lightly toasted and golden brown.
  6. Continue to the following steps to infuse this into cannabis butter.

How to make butter with cannabis?

Making cannabis butter is one of the easiest and most feasible ways to enjoy weed as edibles. This because butter can easily be added to any of the cannabis recipes we usually make and wrote about.

After following above steps to activate the THC of your weed, we can start with making the cannabis butter. This recipe yields 12 tablespoons cannabutter with approximately 43mg THC per tablespoon based on a 20% THC strain.

The total cooking time is around 60 minutes from this point on.

Which supplies do you need to make cannabis butter?

  • 3,5 grams of cannabis flower
  • 250 grams of unsalted butter
  • Small saucepan
  • Fine strainer

Steps to make cannabutter

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan; add cannabis and simmer, stirring often, for 20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the butter mixture steep for another 30 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a shallow container with an airtight lid; you’ll have around 12 tablespoons of cannabutter. Keep refrigerated and use it within 30 days.

Your first-made cannabutter is ready! Now it’s time to use it in one of the delicious stoner recipes we wrote about in other articles.


Cooking with Open Your Mind

At Open Your Mind, we believe that cannabis use fits well into a purpose-driven and productive life. We create a community of ''high''-performers and we dedicate ourselves to designing high-quality products that fits with this lifestyle.

While our main focus is making practical yet beautiful products that elevate your smoking experience, we believe that it is important to share helpful and valuable information to our community. Combine this with our love for cooking (with cannabis 😉) and we decided to make a freely available stoner cook book.

Enjoy cooking!

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