Marijuana edibles allow you to consume cannabis in a more desecrate way. They are also a healthier alternative to smoking pot. Edibles last longer than smoking THC as well as the effects come on slower and last longer.
The great thing about cannabis butter is you can infuse it into multiple recipes, whether savory or sweet. You can add it into brownie mix, cookies, gummies, potatoes, chicken – basically anything you can put butter on/in, you can use canna-butter!
Here’s how to make it!
The first step is to decarboxylate.
To activate the psychoactive potential of cannabis, it should be heated slowly at a low temperature to yield the best results. Skipping this step will result in a weak or inactive finished product.
The temperature and how long you bake will depend on how much weed you are using and what kind of oven you have. Here are some general instructions for how long and what temperature to decarb your cannabis at:
- Preheat your oven to 245 degrees F (depending on the type of oven you have this may vary)
- Line a baking tray with some parchment paper
- Grind your cannabis and spread thinly on the tray
- Bake the cannabis for approximately 40-60 minutes
Note: This recipe uses butter, but you can use other oils such as; olive oil, coconut oil, or other fatty oils.
Another important thing to consider is dosing.
How much cannabis should you put in? When dosing edibles it’s best to start at around 5-10mg per serving till you learn how your body reacts. It’s also important you wait approximately 1-2 hours after ingestion before trying anymore.
Using the cannabis cooking calculator by THCoverdose you can quickly plan the dosage of your recipe.
You can do the math on your own too. For starters, you need to know the amount of THC that is in your flower. Cannabis that is sold at licensed producers will have the THC/CBD percentage on the label. As an example, let’s say the recipe you are making will make ten cookies, you want to use 2 grams of cannabis, and your bud has a THC percentage of 10%. To figure out how strong your cookies will be you multiply 2 (amount of bud) by 1000 to get the total milligrams, then multiply that by .10 (THC percentage), and you’ll have the total amount of THC you’ll be using. Divide this number by the number of servings, and you’ll find that your cookies will each have 20mg of THC.
If you’re new to cooking with cannabis, you need to remember to take it slow and be patient. Start low and go slow in order to test what is the best dosage for you.
For more details on how to calculate dosing Click here.
What Strain to Choose?
When choosing a strain, consider the effects of each strain. Typically, indicas are more relaxing (think “in-da-couch”) while sativas tend to be more stimulating.
Cooking the Canna-butter
You will need:
- 1 cup of water
- 1 lb of un-salted butter
- 1 oz lightly ground bud or trim
Mix your decarbed weed and butter in a pot with the water (this prevents the butter from burning). Heat on low and simmer for 3-6 hours. Another easy way to do this is to heat in a crockpot for 6 hours.
After this time let the mixture cool enough to handle (but not enough to set) strain out the plant material. A good tip is to line a strainer with cheese cloth, strain and then squeeze the butter out of the cheese cloth.
Discard of the plant material (all the good stuff is in the butter). Put in the fridge for 4 hours to harden, or overnight.
Remove the hardened butter from the remaining water and there you have it; delicious canna-butter!
Now you can add it to any recipe your heart desires! What’s your favorite way to infuse canna-butter? Share your favorite recipes in the comments!