By infusing cannabis with butter, you can easily turn any recipe into a marijuana-infused dish.
The entire process usually take a few hours, though, so be warned. But once you have a batch of cannabutter, you’ll be able to whip up any marijuana-infused food within minutes.
Cannabinoids require heat in order to be activated, which is why you can’t use raw cannabis to make edibles. Use the recipe below and you’ll have fresh, homemade cannabis butter that can be enjoyed as part of any cannabis-infused food, ranging from brownies and cookies to soup and tea.
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/2 ounce cannabis (ground or raw)
2 cups water
1. Add water and butter to pan over medium heat. Make sure there is enough water to create a layer between the butter and the bottom of the pan. Use extra water if necessary.
2. Add cannabis to pan and mix thoroughly.
3. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching. If mixture starts to boil, reduce heat.
4. Allow pan to cool before straining into bowl or container.
5. Place mixture in fridge overnight. The butter will separate from the water and rise to the top.
6. Once butter has risen to top, remove from fridge. Peel off the chunks with a fork or knife and place in separate container.
Congratulations, you’re now ready to make edibles! When it comes to dosing, it’s best to start with small amounts and move up gradually. Any extra cannabutter can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 months.
Quick & Easy Weed Edibles
If you’re not sure what to do with your very first batch of cannabutter, here’s a list of edible recipes that are great for beginners:
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