Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)

by Cannadish
Cannabis butter is a great basic to make cannabis-infused food and can be used for any recipe that requires butter.

In order for THC to properly decarboxylate—change from its acid form to its psychoactive form—the cannabis needs to be heated at low temperatures. For less cannabis flavor, there is an option to soak your cannabis in hot water for 8 hours before starting this recipe. Since THC is not water soluble it won’t take away any of the potency.AD


Important: If using a mason jar, make sure to start with cold water, and also let the water cool back gradually so it won’t shatter.

THC Dosage: 43-86 MG per tablespoon

Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)
Cannabis Extractions Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter) European
Prep Time: Cooking Time: THC: 700-1400mg
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 2.9/5
( 41 voted )


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


  1. Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  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
  8. Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)

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Francisca Zegarra-Rodriguez November 5, 2017 - 6:01 am

I will try to make cannabis cake

Cris December 5, 2017 - 1:44 pm

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

Maeda E Krizmencic November 30, 2018 - 1:21 am

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

Karine Rolfe January 8, 2018 - 2:25 am

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.

Bonequiesha February 9, 2018 - 9:10 pm

What is the best butter to use for my cannabis?

Andrea February 16, 2019 - 7:20 pm

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

LISBONGHIRL67 April 3, 2018 - 7:32 pm

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

Kathy August 28, 2019 - 3:48 am

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?

Trisha April 22, 2018 - 4:29 am

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

J August 29, 2019 - 10:10 pm

How long did u decarboxilate the weeds for ?

Edelmira Horn January 27, 2019 - 1:26 am

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

sanddy April 19, 2019 - 9:48 am

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

Sharon pickard July 30, 2019 - 12:33 pm

Whats the shelf life

DAMIAN August 9, 2019 - 9:45 pm

How much gram have one cup then

Andrea February 16, 2019 - 7:15 pm

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?

Jeannelle Carlisle March 10, 2019 - 12:57 am

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

OhSteeler May 22, 2019 - 5:42 pm

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

J August 29, 2019 - 10:08 pm

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


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