Turn yourself into a cannabis chef by using your trimmings, extra cannabis, hash oil, or even stems to create your own cannabutter. If you want to know how to make strong cannabutter, then start with high-quality marijuana. If you use stems or low-quality hemp, then your final product will be weak. If this is your first time making a weed butter recipe, experimenting with stems is fine, but if you want a quality mixture, then use the best hemp that you can.

How to use cannabutter?

People consume hemp in many ways, from smoking to vaping, but making cannabutter is one of the most rewarding techniques. It can be used for almost any type of meal and can be mixed with normal oil to create the perfect potency ratio. Many cooks use their ganja in desserts like weed brownies, which often are very strong. You can also use a little canna butter in your everyday cooking to gain the medicinal benefits of the plant.

Pros:

  • Control your weed ratio
  • Divide your ganja mixture and use it for multiple meals
  • Provide a healthy alternative to smoking your weed

Cons:

  • Dosage fluctuates depending on hemp quality and measurements
  • Tempted to eat too much
  • Takes time and uses a lot of ganja

Common mistakes

The most common problem when it comes to making cannabutter is potency. If you start with high-quality marijuana, then you may not need as much. Often, people do not know the quality of their weed and put too much in their mixture, or they get too thrifty and don’t use enough lower-quality bud. This leads to prolonged effects or disappointing results. It is important to remember that edibles take up to 2 hours to take effect, so regardless of the potency, start with a small dose and gradually increase if the effects are too mild.When making marijuana oil, be sure to heat your weed so that it releases the THC (except when you are making CDB-infused products), but do not burn it by heating it at a high temperature without enough water. Also, do not cut up your bud into too small pieces so that it strains out of your oil.

Making Cannabutter

You can get started by selecting from several different recipes. Each recipe varies slightly, so it all depends on your preference and the equipment that you have handy. The potency may also rely on your heat method as slow cooking releases more THC. First determine how much time you must dedicate to cooking then decide the best way to proceed.

Potent cannabutter recipe

To make the strongest cannabutter, start with this recipe. It requires constant supervision as it uses a high heat to infuse the oil but is worth the wait. It also decarboxylates the ganja first to activate the THC. This formula should be used if you have a high tolerance for weed.

Equipment:

  • Large boiling pot
  • Cookie sheet
  • Stirring spoon
  • Strainer or cheese cloth
  • Knife or food processor
  • Large glass bowl
  • Air tight container

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of quality bud (chopped)
  • ½ ounce of unsalted butter
  • Water

Instructions:

Activating your cannabinoids

  1. Begin by baking your hemp to ignite the cannabinoids. Heat oven to 260 degrees.
  2. Chop up your bud or trimmings with a knife or pulse in a food processor.
  3. Place your bud on a cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes.

Boiling

  1. Add your ganja to large dish for boiling, filling it about a quarter of the way full. Use a bigger pot if it is more than a third of the way full.
  2. Add your unsalted butter and then add enough water so that the pot is almost full.
  3. Bring the pot to a boil for 4 hours.
  4. Stir and check your pot often as you do not want all the water to evaporate.
  5. Add more water as necessary.
  6. Let your marijuana cool so that you are able to touch it for straining.

Straining

A cheese cloth on top of a strainer works best, but you can improvise with whatever you have. Your goal is to squeeze as much oil out of your mixture while removing all the small weed particles.

  1. Place your cheese cloth over the strainer on top a large glass bowl and pour the oil on top.
  2. Wrap the cloth so you form a bag and squeeze with your hands until all the oil is drained.

Chilling

  1. Pour your cannabutter in an airtight container.
  2. Let it cool completely before placing it in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. The next morning, you will see that the water is on the bottom and the oil is on the top.
  4. Scrape the oil from the top (discard the water) and use for cooking or place in another container for future use.

Simple Crockpot Recipe (Our Choice)

For an easy THC butter recipe that you do not have to mull over, use the crockpot method. It uses a low temperature that can be simmered for up to 24 hours. The longer you cook your weed, the stronger the pot butter will be so adjust the time according to your preference.

Equipment:

  • Crockpot
  • Stirring spoon
  • Large glass bowl
  • Strainer or cheese cloth
  • Container with a lid

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of high-quality trimmings or marijuana leaves
  • Up to 1 pound of unsalted butter (longer cooking times will use larger quantities)

Instructions:

Slow cook your marijuana

  1. Place your chopped marijuana, trimmings, or stems in the slow cooker along with your unsalted butter.
  2. Place the temperature on the lowest setting possible.
  3. Cook for up to 24 hours or as little as 3 hours depending on your preferred potency. Check your cannabis butter occasionally in case you need to add water, so it doesn’t burn.
  4. Let the butter cool until you are able to touch it.

Separate your butter

Use a large glass bowl with a strainer covered in cheese cloth to strain your weed. Use can just use a strainer if you have no cheese cloth.

  1. Squeeze all the butter by wrapping it in the cloth with your hands.
  2. You may want to pour boiling water over the cloth to get all of the infused butter off of the marijuana.
  3. Pour the cannabutter into a container and let it completely cool.

Refrigerate your cannabutter

  1. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove top layer of butter from the bottom layer of water and use in your recipes. Or freeze your mixture for later.

Quick Recipe

If you are short for time and want to make a quick single batch of cannabutter, then this recipe can be done in about 2 hours. You might not get as much potency, but it will still provide you with a good high as long as you decarboxylate the cannabis first.

Equipment:

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Metal strainer and/or cheese cloth
  • Cookie sheet
  • Large glass bowl

Ingredients:

  • ¼ ounce of cannabis chopped
  • ½ cup of unsalted margarine

Instructions:

  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis by placing it on a cookie sheet and heat in an oven at 250 degrees F for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Melt the unsalted margarine in the sauce pan.
  3. Add the cannabis slowly while stirring.
  4. Let simmer for 45 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Lay the cheese cloth on top of the strainer in a large glass bowl. (You can just use the strainer if you have no cheese cloth.)
  6. Wrap the cheese cloth to squeeze out all of the liquid or use a spoon to push down on the cannabis if you did not use the cheese cloth.
  7. Use immediately in any of your cannabis recipes.

Medical marijuana butter recipe

Some people use the cannabinoid CBD from the cannabis plant to treat medical conditions without getting high. You can use this recipe to make hemp-infused margarine for edibles without the effects of THC. You will need CBD oil, which can be purchased from a dispensary or online.

Equipment:

  • Medium saucepan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Airtight container

Ingredients:

  • 10 grams of hemp-infused CBD oil
  • 2 cups of unsalted margarine
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions:

  1. Chop the margarine into small pieces.
  2. Add the margarine, CBD oil, and water to a saucepan.
  3. Cook on low, stirring occasionally for 3-4 hours.
  4. Allow the mixture to become dense and smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. Use in your dishes like you would any oil.