How to Make Cannabutter: Top 5 Weed Butter recipes

Easy way to make cannabutter, step by step

If you want to get all the benefits of medical marijuana butter and avoid the drawbacks of smoking pot, read carefully. We will show you that you will get the best experience by learning how to make strong cannabutter. You will find that cooking cannabis butter is incredibly easy and the best way to use medical hemp. Many of the recipes on the internet contain procedural flaws that may render your pot butter practically inert. This first recipe is foolproof, simple, and to the point, to give you the best and strongest weed butter every time.

#1 Best Formula for Making Cannabutter

We are giving you the easiest and best recipe upfront so that you will immediately understand the process of making excellent pot butter. Then you can mull over each weed butter recipe which follows and choose the one that best fits your needs. Here’s what you’ll need to cook basic cannabutter:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 lb. of butter, unsalted
  • 1 oz. of high quality lightly ground cannabis bud, or trim


  • Container with Lid
  • Twine
  • Glass or ceramic bowl, refrigerator and heat safe
  • Pot
  • Stove
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Cheesecloth
  • Baking sheet or oven pan


Cannabutter recipe

Step 1. Decarboxylate aka bake your bud for 30 mins

Preheat oven to 215 degrees Fahrenheit or 102 degrees Celsius. Be sure the bud is in small pieces. If not, tear into grainy pieces with your hands (don’t overdo it). Spread evenly over the surface of the pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

This is a preliminary step called decarboxylation, but the big word is unimportant. You are simply heating the cannabis up to release active natural substances with healing and psychoactive properties. In other words, you are making the ganja much stronger. The cannabis will be light brown, dried out, and the active ingredients will be more concentrated.

Step 2. Add butter and water to stove pot, cook on low, throw in the weed

Add 1 lb. of butter and 1 cup of water to your cooking pot and simmer on low. The water will prevent the butter from burning. As the butter melts, add your 1 oz. of ground cannabis. This is a potent cannabutter recipe. For a gentler canna butter, add less cannabis to get a less potent ratio of cannabis to butter.

Step 3. Simmer 3 hours

Keep the mixture simmering on low for 3 hours stirring occasionally. Make sure it doesn’t reach a boil. Then remove from heat and let it cool enough to safely touch.

Step 4. Strain out plant material with cheesecloth

Tie your cheesecloth with twine to make a lid covering your glass or ceramic bowl or another container. Carefully pour the hot mixture into your bowl while straining it with the cheesecloth to remove all plant substances. You can also use a permanent coffee filter or mesh for straining.

Step 5. Refrigerate for hardening

Remove the cheesecloth. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for hardening. The butter will separate from the water and you will remove it with your spatula or other tool and place it in a storage container for use. Dispose of the remaining water.

Now it is time to enjoy your cannabis butter!  When you are ready to use it, let it sit at room temperature if it needs to soften.

The Effects of CannaButter

Once you have used your THC butter recipe and it is time to enjoy your creation, you will need some information on how to dose it to get the desired effects.

Dosing:Divide into 28 pieces

Dosing your cannabutter can be incredibly tricky. The first mishap people make it taking too much, so this simple trick can be helpful. You have used an ounce of ganja in this recipe. Therefore, you theoretically have 28 grams of weed in the butter (minus the plant material). So, divide your butter into 28 equal pieces, say 4 rows of 7 (if you miscalculate, you can remold the butter and start again). Each piece will have the equivalent effect of 1 gram of weed which is about one large bowl. Beginners will start with half of that or less. The rule is “start low and go slow” for cannabis edibles. Wait 45 minutes to two hours before redosing. Do not make the mistake of thinking you should take more if you don’t get effects immediately. The effects of edibles start slow and build steadily. If you re-dose before the effects appear, you will have taken too much and will feel uncomfortably high for a few hours. In any case, do not consume the whole thing in one go. Weed butter will give you a slow and steady body high with euphoria and pain relief. It will work better than smoked marijuana for those with chronic illnesses because the effects will peak later and last longer.


  • Each 1/28th piece = one bowl smoked (divide it up depending on your tolerance)
  • Wait 45 mins to two hours before redosing

Now that you know how to make basic cannabutter and what effects to expect, let’s look at some awesome spins on the basic recipe our fellow cannabis lovers have discovered to personalized their pot butter.

#2 The Crockpot Method

Crockpot Method

Some users prefer to use a crockpot to get a more concentrated cannabis butter. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 oz. of marijuana bud
  • 1 lb. of butter, unsalted
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • Crockpot
  • Knife
  • Cheesecloth
  • Heat-safe container
  • Spoon

Step 1. Turn crockpot to the highest setting.

Step 2. Put butter and vanilla extract drops into the pot. Wait for the butter to melt.

Step 3. Break or cut up your marijuana bud and put it into the crockpot and cover.

Step 4. Set the timer for 8 hrs., stirring every half hour.

Step 5. After 8 hours let it cool a bit for safe handling, then strain your mixture with the cheesecloth. You can use the cheesecloth over a funnel or fasten it tightly with twine over your heat-safe container. Carefully pour the butter over your strainer into your container to remove the plant material.

Step 6. Place the covered container in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Step 7. Retrieve the butter from the fridge and scrape off the grainy bottom layer with your knife and enjoy!

#3 The Single Pot Method

This is the simplest method available for those who aren’t really into cooking. This method, done correctly can produce some of the strongest THC butter available since it has fewer materials for the cannabinoids to stick to and doesn’t use a strainer.

Ingredients and equipment:

  • 1 lb. of unsalted butter
  • 1 oz. of cannabis bud
  • Grinder
  • Water
  • Pot

Fill your medium-sized pot with water and bring to a strong boil. Throw in your butter and weed and put a lid on it. Boil at around 210 degrees for 90 minutes, being sure it doesn’t boil over. After 90 minutes, take it off the stove, let it cool a bit before putting it in the refrigerator. Leave it overnight or until the butter is fully hardened which will take a few hours. You will have a nice disk of butter floating at the top of your pot. Cut around the edges and fish it out with a spatula. Most of the plant material will have settled to the bottom. A few specks in the butter will add a nice herbal flavor to your cannabutter. Divide your butter into appropriate doses and use it in your favorite recipes!

# 4 Coconut Canna Butter Oil

Coconut Canna Butter

While regular unsalted butter has healthy MCTs and other fatty acids, some people prefer to use Coconut oil which has incredible health benefits and an awesome taste. It also works very well for extracting THC. The oil can be used in cooking or applied in health products by alternative medicine practitioners.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • The ½ cup of coconut butter or oil
  • ¼ oz. of weed trim
  • 1 tsp granules of soy lecithin
  • Stove
  • Mesh strainer
  • Scissors
  • Ceramic dish

Cut up your weed with scissors to get small pieces (not too small). Preheat oven to 220 F and place your bud in a ceramic dish (oven-safe) covered with foil for 30 minutes to decarboxylate your weed. Remove your dish from the oven and let it cool (leaving the oven on).

Place your coconut butter in a pan on the stovetop at low heat and let it melt while your herb is cooling. Now remove the foil from the herb and sprinkle a half tsp of lecithin over the decarboxylated weed. Then pour your melted coconut butter over the herb, stir, and place it back into the oven for 50 minutes at 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

Now remove from oven after 50 minutes, and let it cool enough to comfortably touch it. Squash the herb with a spoon a bit, sprinkle with another half teaspoon of lecithin, stir, and place it back in the oven covered at 220 F for another 50 minutes.

Shut off the heat and allow to cool. Place it in the freezer for two hours. Remove from the freezer and reheat just enough to melt the oil. Now strain out the plant material and enjoy your coconut cannabis butter oil!

#5 Coconut Cannabis Butter

If you want coconut pot butter instead of oil, just use the same recipe as above but be sure to use coconut butter rather than oil. Then once you have your strained oil, place it into the refrigerator overnight for hardening and enjoy your coconut cannabis butter!

Effects of Coconut Cannabis Edibles

Coconut cannabis edibles including butter and oil are quickly gaining in popularity.  Some enthusiasts swear it is far superior to regular butter in extracting the THC and other healing components of cannabis. It also has clear health benefits of its own from balancing cholesterol levels to treating skin inflammation. Coconut weed butter may be more potent than regular cannabutter due to better absorption of cannabinoids and better bioavailability. The effects come on slow and build steadily so pace yourself. In our recipe, we have used ¼ oz. of weed, about 7 grams, which is like 7 large bowls smoked. So, divide into 7 to 21 pieces depending on your tolerance. It is best to check your tolerance by using a small amount every two hours and increasing the dose until you discover which does give you the desired effect.

This article about Medical Marijuana was published on and updated on June 22, 2022 . Medical facts in this article was checked and article was medically reviewed by our . Author of this checked article is
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Samantha Sharp said:

Why the soy lecitine in the coconut recipe ?

LadyMadonna said:

IDK, but lecithin is often optional in recipes. It helps in breaking up fat.

T said:

The quick recipe sucks it was on the stove for 10 mins before it burnt to hell that was a huge waste of 75 dollars thanks a lot !!

Jon said:

They’re isn’t a method listed saying it’s a “quick method” since none are all that quick; going to assume you used the single-pot “easy method”. If you burnt your butter within ten minutes using that method, you definitely doesn’t follow the instructions. If you fill a pot with water (note the term “fill”, and later in the instructions it tells you to ensure it doesn’t boil over. There’s no set amount of water to use in the recipe: it should have significantly more water than anything else in the pot.) So there is not a chance, if following the recipe, for the weed or butter to sit on the bottom of the pot long enough to burn as the oxygen released by boiling (ie, those bubbles that would indicate it is boiling water) would constantly and consistently be pushing everything to the surface to quickly for it to burn.

YJ said:

This is hilarious….

J said:

@T hahahahha

JimH said:

Lecithin is an emulsifier that makes the infusion work more effectively.


Why soy lecithin? Is there anything else that can be used because I try to not eat anything soy because soy is not healthy for human consumption, especially for men.

Bryan said:

There is lectin made from Sunflower of course it’s called sunflower lectin it works just as good mabey better

Miguel Decena said:

why is soy bad for men?

Sentuentdreamer said:

According to a study I heard,soy can reduce testosterone levels, and shrink your manhood. I also heard mountain dew doesthat lol

Andrew Sturm said:

The soya plant has a hormone similar to estrogen that in massive amounts can cause hormone imbalance.

Bill said:

If i have Hash oil or dab i need carboxylating?
Who is the way to make butter with kief?

Dan said:

I Sous-vide my cannabutter 🙂 super easy step 1 Decarboxylate step 2 throw butter into bag step 3 throw your Decarboxylated weed in bag with butter step 4 place bag in water. I had temperature set to 160 and leave it there for 3 hours or when I remember to remove it 🙂 step 5 strain or don’t I personally don’t and pour into container cool till solid step 6 eat and enjoy.

There is no particular reason why I set the temp to 160 I just did it that way to try it the first time and it worked out great for me so I’ve used that temperature since.

Kathy said:

This was my first try at cannabutter and it turned out great. Using cannabutter is so much better than smoking..for me anyway. If you make brownies (like I did) be sure to make a batch without cannabutter, because it is very tempting to eat way more than you need to get great results.

Maria said:

Which method did you use?

Kya said:

Does the coconut oil method need to be refrigerated for storing?

Xtina said:

If I use a 1/4 will I have to bake for the same length of time or just 10mins?

Sarah said:

If you are asking if you bake 1/4 oz the same length of time you bake 1 oz, the answer is yes, bake for the same length of time.

Merilee said:

Why so long on crock pot method it’s 8 on high yet another recipe says boil on low for 11/2
Confused ?

Eve Rifkah said:

I find that using a pressure cooker is best. No need to carbonize (bake first). Much quicker.
I cook for 20 minutes, cool, strain.

Chowchilla Chick said:

Recipe please for pressure cooker; was it an instant pot?

Piraterooster said:

Hi Eve it is necessary to heat your cannabis. The word you were looking for is called decarboxylation.

AuntyFatty said:

When straining through cheesecloth why does it have to be in a glass bowl. Is metal ok!

Question said:

Does the weed have to be dry?
Or can you take a fresh harvest plant or from freezer to make canna butter? im thinking about the terpenes?

Stormy said:

Put Coconut oil in to crockpot, let melt, add trim and stems. Let cook on low overnight. Strain and enjoy.

Shane Wharton said:

Thanks for this recipe. I have completed with success!! I Decarboxylated the weed as instructed and used olive oil spread to make the canna-butter. I have primarily used it as a spread on toast (with good old Australian Vegemite! YUM!) After consuming a couple of slices, within about 2 hours I began to feel the effect. The Vegemite has a nice strong flavour that covers the taste of butter perfectly. My intention was to find a successful way to consume without smoking so that I could give up smoking in general without having to give my weed. Thanks guys great help!!

Dead6 said:

Which recipe did you use?

Jacob Stubblefield said:

What is the purpose of putting coconut oil in freezer for 2 hours then heating it up again?

Andrea said:

My 1 lb of butter cooked down to 1 cup. Is this supposed to happen? (I used the first stove top recipe)

Diane said:

I’ve always heard to use European butter as there is A Lot of water in regular US butter

musclechick1407 said:

I have been using ghee. Give that a try all butter fat nothing else.

JimH said:

There is an Ethiopian Spiced Ghee called “Nitre Kibbeh” that is fantastic. Look for the recipe by Marcus Samuelson.

Nicola Saintonge said:

A pound of butter is equal to a cup of butter…..16 tablespoons

Nicole said:

Wrong! A pound of butter contains four 1/2 cup sticks, or 2 cups of butter, not 1 cup.

rhonda f davenport said:

The recipe for the one pot doesn’t work

nancy said:

Why did it not work? Did you not get high from the butter?

Taylor said:

Hi, I am trying to make my own edibles..however I am running into some issues. I am not understanding the math on how to dose everything correctly, can someone please help me? I used 28grams to one pound of butter. The THC in each gram is 23% it didn’t say how much THC was in the whole ounce though. I made cookies today with the butter I made, but I don’t know how many mg are in each cookie. I’m so confused. Help please!! Thanks!

Scott said:

It’s a math equation, look at it this way. If you used 28 grams into the butter and used all the butter to make 28 cookies each cookie would be 1gram. It appears alot of the butter melts away in some of the recipes so how much butter was left after cooking. Take that and figure out how much you used 25% 50% 75% or 100% thsy would equate to 7grams 14 21 or 28 for the whole batch. This is a crude way to look st it since THC % will make a difference in overall strength but if you get the same strength all the time I would assume 1 gram ingested would be similar to 1 gram of smoking depending on the device. Joint bowl bong vape or whatever. Probably not the best explanation but better then nothing

Trix said:

23% the per 1g = 230 mg thc x 28 = 6440mg thc per Oz

Boho Kush said:

Would it be Ok to use EVOO instead of coconut? Lol I don’t like coconut all that much lol??

Boho Kush said:

Wow lol obviously I’m already partaking lol, I meant can you use any kind of butter to make butter oil?

Paul said:

Do u need the lecithin? What does it do in this particular recipe?

Sarah said:

No you don’t need it. It is supposed to help hold more THC in the fat but I find it works equally well without it. (at least no difference in potency from using).


Lecithin can act to increase the potency of cannabis edibles in numerous ways, helping users to make the most of the weed they are using. Your body may have an easier time digesting the bound ingredients and will be able to access and digest THC and other cannabinoids more easily. As well as this, lecithin is known to be a surfactant, a compound that lowers surface tension. This fact means that lecithin helps to distribute THC and cannabinoids more efficiently.

Joe said:

I did the # 3 Crock pot method. I followed the directions exactly. The butter came out black and it smells a little burnt. Is this how it is supposed to be because if not then i just wasted a lot of pot which is not cheap.

April said:

The same thing happened to me …. I believe it cooked too long

Tfuu said:

If you put a glass off water in there with the butter it will prevent it from burning, after the cooling period you can seperate the water from the butter again.

Anthony said:

I leave my Crockpot on Warm setting instead of High or Low. I find that even on low it will burn the oil and leave a burnt flavor. remember Coconut oil has a much lower burn temp than others. So it will depend on what oil or butter is being used. For me Irish butter and Coconut oil have been best tasting

Michael said:

The”warm”setting on mine is about 225f-240f, whereas the low setting is a around 175f. Warm will burn it up over night with water in it. Low and I can let it go 3 days without burning.

Tony said:

Do not put crock pot on highest setting I almost burnt my batch.

Gisselle said:


Karen Bloch said:

Can I use trim from plants that are just starting to flower?

Ally said:

I made the first recipe to a tee. I am now making burnt butter frosting instead of brownies. I’ll find another recipe source. I see others have had the same issue, and they were made to look like a fool. Recipe clearly states one cup of water, one ounce weed, 1 cup butter simmered after decarbed for 3 hours. I knew 1/2 way through it was too late and butter had burned.

hgt223 said:

When simmering using a meat thermometer or something similar and keep track of the temperature. slow and steady is way better

David said:

It says 1 1b (pound) butter you mention 1 cup of butter if so your measurements are not to the tee.

MaryJane72 said:

I recommend sunflower lecitine (order on Amazon) not matter what. It helps bind the cannabinoids to the fat. Also, I find I get more consistent butter using the magical butter machine over crockpot. Unless you’re stirring the crockpot, your herb gets burnt on the sides.

james fortin said:

Do the buds/trim need to be dried and curred before making butter or can this be done same day as cutting?

BubbleBud said:

Highly recommended that the bud is cured prior to making any type of butter or oils.

Then it’s also ideal to freeze bud for 24hrs prior to baking them to ensure most moisture is out of the bud.

Yes it will evaporate in the oven but it’s an ideal pre-step.

CoonassVapes said:

Why would you want to remove all of the moisture?

DankDuckDad said:

Bud needs to be dried to release all the THC to get maximum effect.

Dslab said:

I disagree.. greezing ur bud will not only hault the decarboxilation process but damage the trichomes/cause them to break off and shatter and lose potency. Also.. freezers that are opened often are a no go as the humidity levels in a freezer can reach 100% in a matter of seconds after the door has been opened. And takes hours before the moisture collects on the coils to then be defrosted down the drain line. So. Unless it’s a freezer that never gets opened. That’s false.. And even then.. Still nah

Steve cee said:

I used the one pot method 1oz weed 1 cup water decarb weed for 35 min simmer for 3 hrs and it came out great some people said there’s burned sounds like you boiled it to death

Cassandra said:

Can I combine methods? I’m concerned about boiling it but don’t want to strain it.

Josh said:

I used method #1 and the butter came out great! I added the extra step of squeezing the juice from the buds using the cheesecloth. The butter is neon green just like the photo! I want expecting it to come out so good. Tried some on noodles with garlic salt and it is delicious! Thank you for publishing this information.

Teresa hisman said:

what is everyone doing with the remnants left over in the cheesecloth after you are done making the butter? Is there any way you could maybe be made into a cream for pain? Any ideas

Leeanne Clay said:

Once I make butter I use the remnants of plant matter & mix with coconut oil and heat it thru as per recipie . It actually came out quite strong ! Used it in slices ?

Kaitlin Kneller said:

I was told the mulch could be made into dog treats for your furry friend! I don’t have a recipe for you though, sorry!

Nubby G said:

Used the coconut oil method but ~18 grams of good bud per 1/2 cup of oil; it is strong! Baked a batch (16) of pumpkin chocolate chips muffins with it that are dank af! Tasty and totally stoney!! Great method–will use again!

Cassandra said:

Can you use 1oz per 1 cup of butter

Kaitlin Kneller said:

Could I use a double boiler instead of adding water directly to the mixture?? Or would you reccomend your method??
Also, I have a bunch of “scrap” weed I plan on using (leaf etc) would you reccomend I use twice as much green per cup of butter (the stuff I have is crystally, they’re just not buds; so I’m not sure how much weaker the effect will be.)
I’m also wondering if I would bake it a shorter period during the preliminary process, as leaves seem much more thin than busted up bud would be.
Thanks for your input! And also for a great post! It made me feel much more confident going into this for the first time!

Brendan Leberg said:

I used the first recipe and when I pulled the cheesecloth and plant material off of the container, what remained was liquid and separated into two layers one whiteish and the other nice and green like olive oil. The guide mentioned that it would become soli and im not sure which part of this mixture is water and what i should keep :/ Any help would be appreciated!!

Sebastian said:

Did you use salted butter? If so the white layer is salt. It sounds that way to me. I used salted butter accidently once and there was a layer of salt that separated

Nancy Alexander said:

So , if in the crock pot method , it bubbles fer a minute er two , before i noticed , is it ruined er no ?

Nancy Alexander said:

So i made the crock pot butter yesterday. After i separated the butter an water . I thought why throw the water away ?
So i used it in my brownies too , along w the butter . They turned out awesome tasting an very , very strong high… the water is just as good for cookin as the butter .


PLEASE HELP ME lol. i tried recipe #1 and will say i am good in the kitchen but this burnt. I was checking on it every 1/2 hour and somewhere in between the 2 hour mark 1.5 hours left to cook it started boiling and burnt. I am thinking that 1 cup of water isn’t enough? can someone please give me some better directions or possible ways I messed this up?

Woz said:

You gotta keep topping the water up, the water prevents the butter from getting too hot or burning. Keep a kettle near by and top up regularly with hot water.

Nick said:

Everyone needs to understand that just beacause the recipe calls for one cup, does not mean u cant use more water. Especially when you notice there isnt very much water in the pot, just add another cup or two. In the end you need to seperate water from butter anyways. so what does it hurt to add more water?
I just add water depending on how long i have left to cook and the rate of which the water is evaporating and add accordingly

Mildadrea said:

I used method #3 and I noticed that my butter was more watery than usual, and I lost a lot of butter. Did I miss a step? Or should I try another method listed above?

Canna bee said:

Just a simple question. Why are you suggesting to decarboxylating your weed twice. Your doing it in the over and in the butter again by boiling it for 3 hours, plus most people will use the butter for backing so it really is being over done. If in butter method the oven decarboxylating is not needed. Just 3 hours to boil on the stove.

Ville said:

Thank you for awesome recipes!
Can you tell how much decarboxylation will effect in power of the butter?
I have make the butter from a trim couple of times in recent years. Never decarboxylation.
Why need for decarboxylation if simmer 3h? I can image it will do it in the beginning?
I used to put leafs, water and butter in a pot and low heat approximately 99celsius and keep it there 45min-1hour, if longer the butter would lack of power. After extraction I have cooked muffins in 150celsius oven and it will make butter works even better imo. Have also melt chocolate and put the buds in to it and wait to cool down. I will test the decarboxylation vs non decarboxylation extract when it is possible.

Ville said:

Like to edit temperatures after a measure.
My low heat is 60-70celsius, when water start to bubble little bit. I thought it was much closer to full boil temperature.
I make #1 your cannabutter recipe, but my temperature was closer 60celsius and not even steam. If it go to 70 celsius water start to steam and maybe loose THC in the steam.
I get the butter out really strong and toxic green colour.
I think 160ºF – 200ºF what is recommend some places is way too much of heat for 3h simmer.

Ville said:

After tried decarboxylating, got to say: I`m impressed.
I make one firecracker 120c/250f 45min decarboxylation and it was stronger than my pies.
I`don`t know how much, but remarkably stronger.
Thanks for recipes again!

lac said:

can i get your recipe

Beth said:

I tried method #1, I think my oven is too small so it got too hot. My bud started to smoke slightly and was more of a dark brown than a light brown. Not sure if anyone else had this problem and how to solve it, or if it’s even a big deal. Still in process, so we will see how it turns out.

Shan said:

Why no salt butter?

Don Duffy said:

salt will become a layer on the bottom of the butter, like mine.

Karen said:

I tried Recipe #1 with some medium quality trim. It was well cured and very dry to start and I followed the directions very carefully, 215F in the oven for 30 min, simmered at about 180F for 3hrs, adding water as it cooked off I left it uncovered a bit so I could use a thermometer to make sure it didn’t go over 200F. I used a jelly bag to strain(they are normally used for straining fruit to make clear jelly)and followed that with straining through two layers of loose weave cotton dish cloth. It came out beautifully and tastes great. I might make it a bit more dilute next time – a bit stronger than I prefer.

Phil said:

1 gm of high quality weed = 1 bowl?! That’s ridiculous.

CJ said:

Might be a silly question but after making the cannbutter which has been put in a dish to harden, how do I get equal pieces (i.e. 4 rows of 7, in other words what kind of a mould would I be using?

Devo said:

I teaspoon it out evenly in a ice cube tray then pop them out into a sealed plastic container and refrigerate.

Devo said:

Spoon equallyin a ice cube mould and refrigerate.

Kaitlin Kneller said:

I have a question regarding this process. I made some butter using this method, and it turned out absolutely gorgeous! Very vibrant green!
But I noticed the butter reduced by about a half cup in the process. I was hoping to get a full 2 cups for my recipe, so the question is this; I have a small amount of butter in my fridge, and my canna butter is still melted. If I were to put it back on the stove with the regular butter will it dilute my canna butter slightly and retain its uniformity? Or, because the original canna butter cooked with the weed for so long, will the regular butter separate from the canna butter once cooled??

Please only answer if you know 100%.. this is a present for someone 🙂

PS I am aware I can use 1 1/2 cups cana butter and 1/2 cup regular in the recipe if the above method wont work, as well as the other “work arounds”, I just want to know if that specific method will work or not.

I hope my question was concise. Thank you kindly for your help

Colleen said:

What if you are making it with the leaves etc and not the buds? Do you just use more or is this not possible?

shann said:


Βill said:

If i have much kief how i make cannabutter? I need caRboxylating?

Blu said:

Can I put herb into a cheese clothe and simmer so there is less residual on bottom and in butter? And you always recommend equal parts of water butter and herb, no matter the how much you’re making at a time?

DanD said:

Good question Blu ! Why not have the weed already in cheesecloth during the cooking/soaking process. This could very much keep the crud out of the butter (or oil) from the get go, and make the straining process later easier or possibly not even necessary. I can’t think of any reason it would affect the outcome, if done properly (totally submerged).
Any ‘knowledgeable’ replies appreciated.

Frances Perez said:

I have 40gms of cannabutter and a alotta hashes. How much of each do i add to my brownie mix. Can somebody help me pleeez. I have good and can not smoke at all.

April Cooprider said:

Can you use sales butter? It’s all I have.

Chip said:

A couple things that will make the extraction process even better. Clarifying your butter, butter has milk fat, THC will not absorb into it, so if you don’t skim it off your final product will not be consistent in each serving, no matter how much you stir. The other item is after you take it out of the oven, before putting in butter, let it cool 15 minutes then mist all herb with everclear, let it dry 15 minutes then mix in. This will break down the cellulose in the plant material giving you all available THC that can be extracted.

DENISE said:

The lethicin is necessary as it binds the products together. Get Sunflower Lethicin…. Works great!

Lynette said:

How do I make the canna butter with a liquid thc

Thunderquack said:

Butter doesn’t have milk fat it is milk fat … it contains whey

Thunderquack said:

If you have liquid thc why do you want to make cannibutter? It is already extracted

Thunderquack said:

When using butter it is best to clarify it 1st this will remove the whey from the butter which is what burns 1st

Thunderquack said:

I also use the plant matter left over in brownies with chocolate chips, this helps hide the texture of the buds which render down and you don’t really notice anyways

Thunderquack said:

I am a chef that also has a background in chemistry I can help anyone breaking bad style… there is no “fast” method unless you are willing to risk your entire lot … single pot method should be called high risk method

Janice said:

I have been making butter since the ’70’s. used the stalks that someone was tossing out. cooked it in big pot with lots of water for several days (it didn’t all fit in pot) stuff was awesome, a lot of crystal in the crooks of the stem and leaves. now it is legal in Canada, do not have access to the stalks, so using bud. made it first time in 1 pot and a lot of water and cooked it for hours. was great. 2nd decarbed it first. was using it slowly, ended up smelling bad, but didn’t make me sick. again was great. now 3rd time, in a slow cooker. filled it with water and added butter and mj. left it on low for hours until it looked black-green. smells fine. am awaiting it to harden in fridge. when I first try a batch, I only use a tiny bit at first and work up. I put it in hot chocolate or chicken broth. yummy edibles are nice, but be careful if you make cookies, etc. oh as I was straining, got some on hands. licked it off and rubbed rest in hands. nice buzz, no pain.

Tmac said: you put a lid on the pot for the three hours..doing cannabutter.

Tmac said:

Can you freeze the cannabutter.pls let me know someone.much appreciated.??

Curran Maguire said:

Is it alright to use a quarter of the recipe? Or is this risky?

Curran Maguire said:

For the first recipe

Glen Rasmussen said:

Here is my fast method. Cannabis THC becomes volatile ~ 390.4f / 199.1C. So why not Heat your grounded DeCarbed Bud with a Combo of Butter, Canola oil/Coconut oil. at very near to this Flash point??? Just shy burning it? I have been doing this for 40 years, and I can make a a very quick receipt, use all the product, why not add a bit of fiber to your diet? Why strain? The more surface area of the Bug product should allow for more THC volatility and area for exchange.

Essence of the famous MAGIC MILKSHAKE/and/or Cookie
1. Grind pot in a Bullet blender, pre-heat fry pan with canola oil 1/3 and 2/3 butter I use one tab of Better, 1/4 lb or slightly more. I add a extra egg to the cookie mix to increase stickiness of cookie dough. I prefer Oatmeal cookies.
near flash point of both fats. [See info below]. Add the finely ground pot~ 7grams, for one batch of Cookie mix. and sauté
with spatula, increase temp and add more butter. Until whisks of smoke come out of
the pot/fat mixture, ie: at flash point, 4-5 minutes for complete transfer. Heating
herbal cannabis in the fat bath at the required temperature, 365–410 °F (185–210
°C), causing the active ingredients to evaporate into a vapor without burning the
plant material (the boiling point of THC is 390.4 °F (199.1 °C) at 760 mmHg
pressure).[44] This process allows you to capture the active ingredients.
2. Let mixture cool, to below, flash point.
3. Put ice cream in fry pan and stir mixture. Or package of Cookie mix, If milkshake Put fry pan contents, back into blender for
flavoring and volume adjustment. Depending on amount of pot you cooked ~ 7 grams per batch of cookies, it makes 20-25 medium to high dose cookies and how
you would like adjust your medicine dosage.
4. Shake Add some alcohol Vodka , is my choice, this keeps contends in a jell state in freezer. Good to add to Yogurt,
Voila !!!!! Put in freezer for future use. I recommend you keep tract of dosage, start
with small samples, adjust dosage to body volume of patient.

Faith Drake said:

I’m new to this, my question is, my brownie recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, do I use a whole cup of canabutter or use 1/2 regular and 1/2 canna

Roy said:

Use a whole cup of cannabutter but keep in mind…..How many grams of pot did you use? Is it really good pot? or just average. How much THC (%) is in your batch of pot? How many brownies are you making that you need a whole cup of butter? What does the brownie recipe call for?


I’m confused so do you let the weed boil in the butter/water or is it bad to let it boil

Sykodad63 said:

Cannabutter EZ and near fail proof. Lol. I am no cook but I’m getting better. First do the decarb thing with your pot. How much pot you use depends on how good the pot is and how strong you want your goodies. I use Ghee or an Irish unsalted butter. I just do. They both work well. I use a DIY double boiler. I use a pan with a ceramic clear bowl that fits like a double boiler. Melt the ghee / butter and throw in the pot. I like it to just bubble occasionally and stir every 30 minutes or so. The ghee won’t need water added but the butter might need s couple tablespoons. I let it go about 3 1/2 hours. Again not real sure why so long. Just do. Then I just put the ceramic bowl in the ice box to harden some. If you notice I didn’t strain it. Why? Cooking it in the butter softens the fiber and it will stick to the bottom of your butter as it hardens. It adds fiber to any baked good with a hint of cannabis which I prefer greatly to real sweet stuff. I also keep a jar of canna butter so it’s spreadable. A piece or two of Toast, cinnamon, sugar, and canna butter goes well with my morning cup of coffee.

Jerry said:

Can I use the Canabutter over new bud to make stronger ?

corinna said:

does using staled butter make a difference ?