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Cannabis Butter : A Simple Guide To Make Cannabutter At Home

Cannabis butter with THC for weed edibles

Here are the cannabis butter basics:

Cannabis butter is a great basic ingredient that rounds out delicious cannabis-infused edibles. This THC infusion requires an important initial step. Firstly, THC is activated to enable the psychoactive properties of cannabis. In other words, 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 over consumption to cause uncomfortable feelings. Subsequently, our cannabutter recipe is carefully dosed. It is our intention for this infusion to create an ideal high. This recipe is very easy to follow. Please stick to the recipe guide to create this cannabis infusion for optimal results.

Are you wondering what to do if you do not enjoy the taste of cannabis?

Unfortunately, not everyone loves the taste of cannabis. Follow this primary step to lessen the flavour of cannabis. Grab a cooking pot, and fill it half way with hot water. Add the measurement of cannabis required by the recipe to this hot water. Let the cannabis soak in this water for 8 hours. You are now ready to begin the recipe. 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 flavor.

What dishes will my cannabis butter complement?

Excitingly, you may swap your regular butter out for delicious cannabis butter. I other words, any recipe that requires butter is can now contain your THC butter. Suffice to say, cannabutter may be used in sweet THC edibles, cannabis infused lunches, and weed dinners. Cannabis infused butter is an exciting add to every meal!

Let’s Get Cooking!

Carefully follow the step-by-step recipe below. Please partake responsibly. Be sure to let us know how you are enjoying your cannabudder on Facebook or Instagram. Hit us up in the comments below!

Cannabis butter with THC for weed edibles
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.
4.59 from 17 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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32 Responses

  1. Rebecca Waun says:

    5 stars
    Can you substitute the flower with rosin?

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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????

  8. Jeannelle Carlisle says:

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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

  11. 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 ?

  12. 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?

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Francisca Zegarra-Rodriguez says:

    I will try to make cannabis cake

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