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How To Make Cannabutter For Beginners

Cannabutter is an essential ingredient when cooking with cannabis. Master this, and you're one step closer to becoming a marijuana-maestro!

By Johnny HashPublished 7 years ago 1 min read

When it comes to cooking with marijuana, there is one ingredient that reigns supreme—and you can make it in your own kitchen. Cannabutter is a quick and easy way to incorporate cannabis into any meal. You can use it to sautée, in baked goods, or even on a warm roll. There is no wrong way to use this universal ingredient, but there are wrong ways to make it, so it is key that you stick to the recipe.

With this guide, you will find that Cannabutter can be fairly easy to make. It is often recommended that you use a high quality, unsalted butter. The better the butter, the better the Cannabutter! This is because lower quality butters have more water in their composition. When you use a type of butter with less water, you will have a much higher yield. The final product may look a little green, but never fear: this just means that your attempt to create Cannabutter has been successful.

Whether you plan to brown it in a pan or put it on toast, you will find that this THC-infused product has endless possibilities. If you are a fan of edibles, then Cannabutter is something that you must keep in your kitchen.


  • Decarboxylated cannabis
  • Butter
  • Water


Bring a quart of water to boil on the stove in a medium saucepan. Once boiling, place butter in the pan and let it melt. Once melted, add cannabis and turn the heat down to a low simmer. Let this simmer for about 3 hours. Strain cannabutter mixture through a cheesecloth into a bowl. Squeeze out remaining butter from cheesecloth. Let cool for 1 hour. Place in refrigerator until top layer is solid and the butter has risen. Scrape off any excess cooking water.

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About the Creator

Johnny Hash

Born in Kingsland, Arkansas. Spent way too much time watching TV. Daily toker. Still in Kingsland, Arkansas.

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