Use this easy-peasy marijuana-infused butter in cannabis recipes or in recipes that simply call
for butter. Because why butter when you can cannabutter?
Makes about a little less than half a cup of cannabis butter.
1. Finely grind 1/4 ounce of cannabis flowers*
2. Melt 1/2 cup of unsalted high-quality butter** on low heat in a small pot or pan
3. Slowly stir all of the ground flowers into the melted butter
4. Continue to cook the mixture at a low simmer for about 3 hours, making sure it stays below a
full boil (to avoid cooking off the good stuff)
5. Strain the mixture through a metal strainer into a glass jar*** and let cool before using or
storing in the fridge or freezer
*Choose strains based on the flavors, aromas, and effects that you desire
**Or use ghee or coconut oil
***Strain a couple times
If you have mastered these steps, consider roasting your ground bud in a single layer in the
oven at 220°F for 30-40 minutes before you add it to the butter. This heating step will further
help convert THCa into the psychoactive THC compound by removing the carboxylic acid group (a process known as decarboxylation) and should result in higher levels of THC and more potent cannabis butter.
THCa has its own benefits when consumed, including acting as an anti-inflammatory. But if you want a buzz with your noms, that butter will need THC.
Check out our guide on basic tips for cooking with cannabis and using cannabis butter in recipes.