Homemade Cannabutter in 5 Easy Steps!

Cannabutter. The basis of so many recipes. You will need to master this process if you want to dominate in the kitchen.

Approx time to make: 1 hour

What you’ll need:

  • Butter (1 stick per 1/4 oz.)
  • Weed
  • Cookie sheet
  • Sauce pan
  • Something to stir with
  • Strainer


We recommend decarbing the cannabis before extraction. This process is know as decarboxylation, and although that word is a mouthful, we promise its an easy and beneficial step. Just preheat your oven to 240 degrees, place your buds / loose leaf on a cookie sheet, and bake for about 45 minutes. Be sure to turn the cannabis a couple times for an even bake.

Step 1:

Place your butter in a saucepan over a low heat setting. Stir occasionally until butter is mostly clear and fluid. Do not boil.

Step 2:

Make sure your weed is finely ground. Take a deep breath and carefully mix it in with the butter making sure its all completely saturated. Set your heat to a simmer.

Step 3:

Take a few more deep breaths and let that butter cook (on simmer) for as close to 3 hours as your angst can handle. We seriously recommend cooking for all 3 hours.

Step 4:

After you’ve exercised your patience, for about 3 hours, you’ll see a yellow-green buttery film floating on the top of your pan. Its time to strain. Set up your strainer over another container (preferably one with a lid for storage purposes). Pour your butter through the strainer and filter out all those weed grinds. For this step its helpful to use cheesecloth with the strainer to really squeeze the butter out.

Step 5:

Lick your fingers. Cover your butter and place it in the fridge (or any other cool place) and let it sit until solidified.

Congrats you’ve got cannabutter!

Let us know how you did in the comments below!


Cover Photo: Chun Kit To

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