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How to Make Magical Weed Butter

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Cannabutter

By Tyler SanchezPublished 3 months ago 3 min read
How to Make Magical Weed Butter
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Cannabutter is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many recipes, including baked goods, sauces, and sweets. It's also a great way to receive the medical benefits of cannabis without smoking the plant itself! Making your own cannabutter at home is easy and can save you money compared to purchasing pre-made products. Here's a step-by-step guide to making cannabutter.

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1 cup of unsalted butter (high-fat content)

1 cup of ground cannabis flower or 2 cups of cannabis trimmings (or more)

Water (tap water will do)



Spoon (Silicone is recommended, Wooden will also work)

Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth (an old T-Shirt can be a cheap replacement)

Containers for cooling and storage (Plastic Tupperware and Glass Mason Jar are preferred)

Step 1: Decarboxylate Your Cannabis

To activate the THC in your cannabis, it needs to be heated to a certain temperature in a process called decarboxylation. Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C) and spread your ground cannabis flower or trimmings in a thin layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally to make sure the cannabis is decarbed evenly.

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Step 2: Infuse Butter with Cannabis

In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of water. Heat on low until the butter is melted, then add your decarboxylated cannabis. Stir well and let the mixture simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours. Make sure to stir your mixture occasionally, so that way it doesn't burn any of your precious medicine!

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Step 3: Strain the Mixture

Once the mixture has simmered for the desired time, use a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth (or even a t-shirt) to strain out the plant material. Squeeze the remaining liquid out of the cheesecloth or strainer into a bowl or container. Let the mixture cool slightly before refrigerating until the butter solidifies and separates from the water.

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Step 4: Separate and Store

Once the butter has solidified, remove it from the container and discard the remaining water, and transfer it to a more permanent container, like a mason jar! Your cannabutter is now ready to use in your favorite recipes, as long as you're ready to use it!

For best results, you should store your freshly made cannabutter in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.


Use unsalted butter to avoid overpowering the taste of your cannabis.

Use butter with a high-fat content for the THC molecules to bind to, which will yield more potent cannabutter.

Use high-quality cannabis to ensure the potency of your cannabutter.

Experiment with different strains to find your desired effects and flavors.

Keep your cannabutter away from children and pets.

In conclusion, making cannabutter at home is a straightforward process that anyone can do with a little bit of time and patience. Whether you're using it for baked goods or sauces, cannabutter is a versatile ingredient that can add a new dimension to your cooking and can allow you to receive the medical benefits of cannabis without the smoke!

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