How to Make Cannabis Infused Butter

This guide will show you how to make your own cannabis-infused butter, also known as cannabutter, using weed, trim, or kief.

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In order to make Cannabutter, or Cannabis-infused butter, you need to extract the THC from the cannabis plant. This can be done in a number of ways, but the most common method is to use a water and fat-based extraction.

Cannabis-infused butter is perfect for those who want to make their own edibles or topicals. The THC is extracted from the plant and into the butter, making it a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes.

Here is a basic recipe for how to make Cannabutter:

-1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
-1/2 ounce of cannabis flowers or trim
-Slow cooker
-Glass jar or container

1) Decarboxylate your cannabis by spreading it on an oven-safe tray and baking it at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes. This process will activate the THC in the cannabis so that it can be infused into the butter.
2) Add the butter and water to the slow cooker and set it on low heat. Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the mixture.
3) Let the mixture cook for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure that the temperature does not exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit, as this can degrade the THC.
4) After 2-3 hours, remove the slow cooker from heat and let it cool slightly. Line a cheesecloth over a glass jar or container, and pour the mixture through it so that only butter remains. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the cheesecloth. Store your Cannabutter in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use it!

What You Need

-1 pound of butter
-1 cup of water
-1 ounce of cannabis buds

1. Grind the cannabis buds into a fine powder using a grinder.
2. Combine the ground cannabis, butter, and water in a saucepan over low heat.
3. Simmer the mixture for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove the plant matter.
5. Store the butter in a airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.

The Process

Making cannabutter is one of the most popular ways to infuse cannabis into your food. Not only is it versatile and easy to make, but it also doesn’t require any special equipment. All you need is some weed, some butter, and a bit of time.

The process of making cannabutter is pretty straightforward. Essentially, you’re just going to be simmering weed in butter on the stovetop until the THC has been extracted into the fat. Then, you strain out the plant material and are left with weed butter that you can use in all sorts of recipes.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make cannabutter:

1. Decide how much butter you want to make. A good rule of thumb is 1 cup of butter to 1 ounce of weed. But feel free to experiment with more or less depending on your personal preferences.

2. Grind up your weed. You’ll want to use a grinder for this step unless you enjoy chopping up weed by hand (which is totally fine). Just make sure the pieces are nice and small so they’ll infuse evenly into the butter.

3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once it’s melted, add in your ground-up weed and stir gently until combined.

4. Let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. The goal here is to extract as much THC as possible from the plant material into the butter fat.

5. After 2-3 hours, remove the saucepan from heat and allow it to cool slightly so you can handle it without burning yourself. Then, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a bowl or jar below


Be sure to store your cannabutter in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to use mason jars, but you can also use tupperware or any other type of similar container. Cannabutter will last in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Tips and Tricks

Cannabis-infused butter, or “canna-butter,” is a primary ingredient in many marijuana recipes. Because butter has a high fat content, it’s an ideal way to extract THC, the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana. Canna-butter can be used in any recipe that calls for regular butter, and it’s especially good for baking.

If you’re new to making canna-butter, there are a few things you should know. First, be sure to start with quality butter. Second, be sure to decarboxylate your cannabis before infusing it into the butter (otherwise you won’t get the full psychoactive effect). And finally, don’t overdo it! It’s easy to eat too much canna-butter if you’re not careful. Start with small amounts and increase as needed.

Here are a few tips and tricks for making perfect canna-butter every time:

– Start with quality butter. The better the butter, the better the canna-butter will be.

– Be sure to decarboxylate your cannabis before infusing it into the butter. Decarbing is an essential step in making potent canna-butter (otherwise you won’t get the full psychoactive effect).

– Don’t overdo it! Start with small amounts of cannabutter and increase as needed. It’s easy to eat too much if you’re not careful.


You have now successfully made cannabis-infused butter! You can use this process to make cannabutter with any type of fat, including vegan options like coconut oil.

Now that you have your cannabutter, the sky’s the limit in terms of how you want to use it. You can use it to make all sorts of THC-infused edibles, from pot brownies to gourmet Cannabis Quiche. You can even use it in your baking recipes as a replacement for regular butter.

Get creative and enjoy your homemade cannabutter! Just be sure to always start with a small dose and go slow, as the effects of edibles can be much stronger than smoking or vaporizing weed.

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