Hello fellow THC lover and friend,
Today, we’ll share with you exactly how to make your very own cannabutter!
We’ve got the tools you’ll need as well as a step by step list on how to make cannabutter fast; the easy way. When this article is finished, you will know how to not only make cannabutter but also learn how to use this recipe to make your own THC gummy bears.
THC FOOD FOR THOUGHT, make sure to read our “How To Make Edibles” article so you can learn the vital steps in creating THC edibles.
What You Need To Get Started
First, let’s take a look at what you will need to make cannabutter at home.
follow the 1:1 ratio below:
- 1 cup (10g) of cannabis flower per 1 cup of butter.
(Keep in mind this 1:1 ratio is exceptionally potent. If you wish to decrease potency, just use less cannabis.)Use 1 oz. Lecithin per 1 stick of butter.
Lecithin comes in powder, liquid, and gel capsules and can usually be found in the vitamin aisle at most grocery stores. Lecithin is a fat and is used to ensure that the molecules will bind appropriately.
- Fine mesh strainer and/or cheesecloth
- A pressing tool such as a large wooden spoon or spatula
- A small mason jar or another glass container to store your cannabutter.
The liquid butter will be extremely hot, so don’t use anything that has the potential to melt such as weaker plastics. Glass is ideal for this, but other materials such as ceramics would be used.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
- Grind the cannabis flower in a grinder and decarboxylate it by putting it in the oven at 240° for 30 minutes. It’s important to decarb cannabis so that the THC fully activated.
- Begin the infusion process by adding the butter, the decarboxylated flower, and the lecithin into your slow-cooker.
- Cook on high for one hour and then switch to low for approximately six hours or more. The longer you let it infuse, the more potent your cannabutter will be.
- Once the infusion is done simmering, strain it through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth into your container. Use the pressing tool to press down the material and draw out as much of the liquid as possible. Beware that it WILL be very hot and potentially scalding, so if you wish to wait for it to cool some that are okay, but it is easier to extract the most liquid while it is hot.
- Let the butter cool down for about one hour and then store it in the refrigerator.
- When your cannabutter has cooled you can then use it at your disposal. It is important to note that with making your own edibles, it is incredibly difficult to calculate the exact dosage. So if you are a beginner, take care to try not to overdo it. Start off small and go slow to reach the ideal state of relaxation and bliss (roughly 5 – 10 mg servings every 45 minutes or so).
Once you know how to make cannabutter, you can transform just about any dish into a heavenly THC infused delight or treat.
Edibles are fantastic for those who can’t smoke or those who would like to enjoy a more intense and lasting experience. Whatever your preference is homemade Cannabutter allows you to have more control over the potency of your edibles.
It’s important to follow a specific recipe that is tested and proven for potency. There is a large amount of disinformation regarding cooking with cannabis on YouTube  and other online platforms.
How to Use Cannabutter:
Using Cannabutter as a replacement for regular butter in any baking recipe can instantly turn any food into an edible. In fact, it’s one of, if not the best ways to use it.
It can also be used as a means of sautéing, or even as a topping certain foods like baked potatoes, popcorn, biscuits, or toast. Its versatility makes it one of the most popular base ingredient for THC consumption.
If you need more specifics, check out our collection of THC Gummy Recipes.
It is extremely important to be open and honest with your doctor or health care practitioner regarding the use/consumption of cannabis edibles such as Cannabutter. While it is not possible to overdose on cannabinoids like THC, it is possible for them to interact with certain medications. Side effects are possible, and while generally mild, it is important one knows the risks including, but not limited to drug interactions or cannabis allergies.