The easiest way to make cannabutter for edibles at home.

by Cannadish
Cannabis butter (cannabutter) is one of the most basic and common ways to make make weed infused edibles. While you can easily whip up some cannabis butter at home, there are still some important steps to take before, to making sure your edibles turn out tasty and potent.

In order for THC to activate—change from its acid form to its psychoactive form—the cannabis needs to be heated to certain temperatures before infusing it with butter.  This is a process called decarboxylation or also called ‘decarbing’. To properly decarb your cannabis we will place it in the oven first at 240F for 45 minutes.


Choose your cannabis strains

But the absolute first step before you make your cannabutter is to choose the right cannabis strain for cooking. Just like when you smoke cannabis, the right strain makes a difference. Some strains have a fruity flavor while others have a deep coffee aroma. Once you have your strain ready and have it decarbed in the oven. It is time to make the cannabutter. 

If you want to add more flavor to your cannabutter, simply add some flavors to the mix like rosemary, thyme or even vanilla. This makes sense if it will compliment your finished cannadish in mind. But if you want to make a batch of cannabis butter and use it for a variety of different weed recipes, we recommend to just keep it plain.

In this cannabis butter recipe we use mason jars. It is important to use strong mason jars so they won’t shatter when heated. For that same reason, it’s important to put the mason jars in a pot with cold water before you put up the heat. The reason we use mason jars is that 

  • It’s easy
  • No strong cannabis smell in the house

We also add Sunflower lecithin to the mix, which is a strong emulsifier. More importantly, lecithin improves bioavailability, which is the degree and rate that the body can absorb and process the cannabinoids.

The cannabis infusion takes about 2-3 hours. Keep in mind that if you infuse the butter for longer than 3 hours, some of the THC can begin to convert to CBN, making the effects of your edibles more sedative. 

We are using the ratio of 1/4 Ounce(7gram) of decarbed cannabis with 1 cup(225gram) of butter. But you can change the ratio however you like and even just use a gram of cannabis if that’s what you want. 


Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)
Cannabis Extractions The easiest way to make cannabutter for edibles at home. European
Prep Time: Cooking Time: THC: 700-1400mg
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 2.9/5
( 61 voted )


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


  1. Decarb 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  let it cool.
  3. Grind your dry cannabis or chop it 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 or unused pantyhose.
  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

Katherine McLaughlin October 3, 2019 - 12:01 am

what is the purpose of the sunflower lecithin?


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