How To Make Cannabutter

Most edibles have a basic cannabis-infused butter or oil which gives it the kick you’re looking for. Once you’ve mastered this simple recipe, you’ll find the marijuana edible options in your kitchen will be limitless. From chicken bruschetta to breakfast biscuits, cannabutter is versatile and powerful.

Cannabutter Recipe

1-2 sticks of butter. *Depending on the recipe you’ll use, decide how much butter you need. For example, a batch of cookies takes 2 sticks, while a half-batch takes one. Even if you’ll only be consuming a small amount, it’s always handy to have some in the fridge for quick and easy snacks.

Ground marijuana. *Use your judgment and assess your THC tolerance. Novices, start slowly. Here’s a detailed guide to dosage.

2 large, stackable pots. *The goal is to create a double boil so make sure one pot is smaller and nestles neatly inside the other. You want to fill the water level low at first so the boil doesn’t spray water into your cannabutter.


Prepare the pots so they are ready to double-boil. Add you butter and ground marijuana and let the butter melt. Stir the weed in and let it boil for a long time. Anywhere between 2-6 hours is good. The longer the better. Stir occasionally during this time.

Most edibles recipes have lots of ingredients, so we don’t feel it’s necessary to strain the bud from the butter. You’re never able to taste it and the texture blends wells into meals. Strain it with a cheesecloth if you desire.
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