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Cannabis Butter: A Simple Guide To Make Cannabutter At Home

Cannabis butter with THC for weed edibles

Cannabis Butter: A Simple Guide To Make Cannabutter At Home

Weed butter is a great basic ingredient that rounds out delicious cannabis-infused edibles so today we’re creating Cannabis Butter: A Simple Guide To Make Cannabutter At Home.

This THC infusion requires an important initial step and we’re going to outline everything for you in this article.

Table Of Contents

  1. What is Cannabis Butter?
  2. The Taste Of Cannabutter
  3. What Is Decarboxylation?
  4. What Recipes Can I Make Using Cannabutter?
  5. Watch The Video
  6. The Process Of Making Weed Butter
  7. Best Utensils To Use
  8. Expert Tips
  9. Cannabutter Recipe

What Is Cannabutter?

Cannabutter is THC-infused butter that can be used in hundreds if not thousands of yummy edible recipes that will get you high.

Infused weed butter can only become an edible once you’ve followed all of the steps properly to ensure it’s actually infused, and prepared properly.

The Taste Of Cannabutter

Unfortunately, not everyone loves the taste of cannabis.

So if you want to lessen the flavour of cannabis there are a few steps to take:

  1. Grab a cooking pot, and fill it halfway with hot water.
  2. Add the measurement of cannabis required by the recipe to this hot water.
  3. Let the cannabis soak in this water for 8 hours.
  4. You are now ready to begin the recipe.
  5. Do not stress, THC is not water-soluble and this process will not take away any of its potency. This process maintains the integrity of the THC in your cannabutter while dampening its earthy flavour!

What Is Decarboxylation?

THC must morph from its acidic form to its psychoactive form. We achieve this by heating cannabis at a low temperature. This initial step is called decarboxylating or decarbing.

Once your THC is activated, it is time to infuse your butter with this elevating ingredient.

Of course, it is very important to properly dose cannabis butter. Do not over-saturate your butter with THC.

It is possible for overconsumption to cause uncomfortable feelings.

Our cannabutter recipe is carefully dosed, and it is our intention for this infusion to create an ideal high.

What Recipes Can I Make Using Cannabutter?

You can swap out your regular butter for delicious cannabis butter.

In other words, any recipe that requires butter can now contain your THC butter.

Suffice to say, cannabutter may be used in sweet THC edibles like cheesy breadsticks, Amaretti cookies, Strawberry cake, and Cannabutter stuffed chicken.

Cannabis-infused butter is an exciting addition to every meal!

Watch The Video

The Process Of Making Weed Butter

The process, once you’ve mastered it, will become easier each time.

We always suggest doubling up on your batches so you have lots to use whenever you need it.

The process of making weed-infused butter:

  1. Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil. Don’t skip this step!
  2. Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 till 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  3. Grind your dry cannabis or chop it till fine.
  4. Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add butter and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)(optional)
  5. Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Strain your butter through a cheesecloth.
  7. Cool down the mixture.
  8. Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter) in any recipe that calls for regular butter and you’ll have your THC-infused edible!

Best Utensils To Use

The best utensils make all the difference when creating cannabis edibles at home.

Spatulas and silicon utensils are just an all-around awesome tool for your kitchen.

When you’re baking weed edibles, you can use them to get all of the batter into your pans, and especially with cannabutter – they can be very handy!

When you’re transferring the liquid butter over to a dish, you’ll need proper utensils to make sure you can actually transfer properly.

Using 100% silicone ensures you won’t burn or stick at all.

You can purchase your new favourite utensil kit here.

Another great tool to use when making weed butter is a butter mold.

Green Cannabis butter mold by cannadish

Expert Tips

When you’re making cannabutter whether it’s for the first time or you’re seasoned Canna-Chef, it’s important to always follow the same precise steps and measurements to ensure that your batch of butter comes out perfectly each and every time.

Using unsalted butter in your cannabis mixture means that you can use it in plenty of edible baking recipes because in most cases, you’ll need unsalted.

When you get this recipe down pat, we recommend creating two batches: one that is salted, and one unsalted.

That way, no matter what, you’ve got options and choices!

Another great way to store and keep your weed butter longer is to prepare a batch and then pour it into ice-cube trays in the freezer, covered. They last for weeks and you can just plop in a cube or two for meals like stir fry’s, chicken, etc.

Cannabutter Recipe

Carefully follow the step-by-step recipe below and please partake responsibly.

A recipe on how to make cannabis butter at home. After many cannabutter recipes, we find that this is by far the best way to infuse weed with butter.
4.67 from 33 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: (Cannabutter), Butter, Cannabis
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 1628kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Steph Van De Ven


  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis 
  • 1 cup Butter


  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 till 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • Grind your dry cannabis or chop it till fine.
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add butter and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)(optional)
  • Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain your butter through a cheesecloth.
  • Cool down
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)



If using a mason jar, be sure to start with cold water. Furthermore, it is imperative to let the water cool gradually so that your glass will not shatter.
The video guide might be slightly different than the blog recipe. The blog recipe is the most updated and accurate.


Calories: 1628kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 184g | Saturated Fat: 117g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5673IU | Calcium: 54mg
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As always, happy canna-cooking!

35 Responses

  1. Is it necessary to decarboxylate or can you immediately add it to the oil and cooking and decarboxylation will take place in the jar?

    1. 5 stars
      U have to decarboxylate your marijuana to open up its true potential. Otherwise u will have sum very weak butter.

  2. Rebecca Waun says:

    5 stars
    Can you substitute the flower with rosin?

  3. I would just like to say to make sure you READ the ingredients properly bc I used 1/4cup instead of 1/4 ounce of cannabis and bruh!!!! F*ed up is an understatement, I used the butter to make cookies and ate one and two bites from another one and I was high for 3 days, no cap. Lmao did I die? No but still.. #dumbass

    1. still wondering if i should buy the half and use that or use a measuring cup for this lol send help !

    2. 5 stars
      That’s amazing. I wasn’t sure if it was an OUNCE or like oz 🤣🤣🤣 I appreciate your comment

  4. Is it worth keeping what’s left in the cheesecloth after straining? Is there any useful way to use the dregs? Thank you!

    1. I don’t strain it out. I think it adds good flavor.

  5. Kimberly Thomas-Shaw says:

    Can you substitute Hemp flower for cannabis for a cbd butter? Seeing a lot of hemp seed butter recipes but I prefer the flower.

    1. Adrian Leahy says:

      I 💕 ❤️ love the butter! Yes read carefully! The more the better! Someone else on this blog, She uses recipe above with coconut oil, first yummy 2nd, great uses both ways you can’t miss

  6. I make a coconut oil infusion the same as above but with oil not butter

    1. Does this work?

    2. Recipe?

  7. Cooking on high the tv show said u can add 1 cup of butter to 3.5 of grinded weed in to mason jar in slow cooker filled with water 4 hours on low an volia i wonder why they dont decarboxilate it first ???? Im scared to decarboxilate lmfao as 25 to 45 mins is a huge gap of time lmfao

    1. Martina Stritch says:

      Is that 3.5gs?

  8. OhSteeler says:

    Does the bud add any extra calories to the butter or is it the same?

    1. 5 stars
      Does oregano add extra calories????

  9. Jeannelle Carlisle says:

    Andrea Kerrygold butter is awesome! Love it spread over a warm bagel!

  10. If I make it this way compared to putting into a slow cooker will cooking it this way in the mason jar stop my whole house from smelling?

  11. Edelmira Horn says:

    I was wondering how much butter does this make with this recipe?

    1. If you use 1 cup of butter you will get 1 cup of cannabutter, top of the recipe also says yields 1 cup 🙂

      1. You will actually get less as the flower and cheesecloth will absorb some

      2. How much gram have one cup then

      3. Sharon pickard says:

        Whats the shelf life

  12. I did the mason jar cannabutter. It turns out great. Plus it have too strong of an odor. I love this recipe.

    1. How long did u decarboxilate the weeds for ?

  13. You’re best to use butter with the,’highest butter fat’,content.
    This brings the THC infusion out best. Good Luck & Happy Canna-Cooking✊

    1. My cousin used to make cannabis oil for me. I don’t live around him anymore but would like to be able to make it myself. I use it to make edibles. Do you have a recipe for that?

  14. Bonequiesha says:

    What is the best butter to use for my cannabis?

    1. Unsalted I think would be best. I use actual butter not margarine. Kerry Gold butter would be amazing for this!!

  15. Karine Rolfe says:

    I would say that if you freeze it it would stay for quite some time 6 months Maybe.
    I think I’m going to try this recipe to see how it comes out last time I just did it stovetop not a double boiler.

  16. How longer can I keep save cannabutter if I have leftovers from a recipe?

    1. Maeda E Krizmencic says:

      Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap in aluminum foil and freeze.

  17. Francisca Zegarra-Rodriguez says:

    I will try to make cannabis cake

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