Making marijuana butter is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis. It’s easy to do, and you can use it in many different recipes. In this blog post, we will teach you how to make marijuana butter using both butter and coconut oil. We will also give you some tips on how to use it for the best results. Let’s get started!
You will need the following items:
1 cup of butter or coconut oil
1 cup of water
1 cup of cannabis (7-10 grams)
A slow cooker, stockpot, or saucepan
THC and cannabinoids dissolve in fats and oils, so making weed butter is a great way to extract these compounds from the plant material.
Decarboxylation is a process of heating cannabis that activates the THC. For this recipe, we recommend decarboxylating your weed first. This will help to ensure that the THC is activated and will give you better results.
To decarboxylate your weed, preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your cannabis on a baking sheet and bake it for 45 minutes. Once it is finished, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you will need to grind it up into small pieces. You can do this using a coffee grinder or food processor.
The ratio of cannabis to butter or coconut oil is important. For this recipe, we recommend using one cup of butter or coconut oil for every cup of ground cannabis.
The process is simple: using either a slow cooker, stockpot, or saucepan, melt the butter or coconut oil on low heat, add the water and ground marijuana, and let it simmer for 2-3 hours. Keep adding water to replace what evaporates.
You will know it is done when the butter or oil turns green and has a strong cannabis smell. Once it is finished, turn off the heat and let it cool down a bit. Then, strain the mixture using a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove all plant material.
Getting Rid of the Water From Marijuana Butter or Oil
The water in the cannabutter or cannabis oil can cause it to spoil quickly, so it is important to remove it. The easiest method to accomplish this is to freeze the mixture. The butter will harden faster than the water. After an hour in the freezer, use a knife to make a hole on one side of the butter and drain the water out.
Once the water is removed, your marijuana butter or oil is ready to use! Cannabis butter and oil are great for cooking and baking. You can use them in any recipe that calls for butter or oil. They can also be used as a spread on toast, added to pasta, or used in baking.
Dosing Your Marijuana Butter or Oil
The THC content of your butter or oil will depend on the quality and potency of your cannabis. It is important to keep this in mind when cooking or baking it to use low heat. If you are new to using cannabis, it is best to start with a small amount such as 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per serving. You may always add more if desired. If it’s too potent, you can decrease it a bit. Remember that edibles take 30 minutes to 2 hours to work their magic.
Store your marijuana butter or oil in the fridge. It will last for several months when stored properly.
Closing on How to Make Marijuana Butter
Now that you know how to make marijuana butter, you can enjoy the benefits of cannabis in many different recipes. Be sure to dose your marijuana butter or oil carefully, and always store it in the fridge. Have fun cooking with cannabis!