How To Make Quick And Easy Cannabutter


If you’re having friends over and want to make special brownies, space cakes, or similar, this quick and easy cannabutter recipe is what you need.

Jan 5, 2013
10 m
prep time
45 m
cook time
55 m
ready in


1/4 ounce cannabis buds, finely ground 1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter ---------------------------------------------------------------- Equipment needed to make cannabutter: Medium Saucepan Wooden Ladle Spoon Metal Strainer Container (with a tight-fitting lid) ---------------------------------------------------------------- You can also make Cannabutter at home easily and mess-free with the MagicalButter machine, which helps you create fantastic recipes, infusing cannabis easily into butter.


Before proceeding to make cannabutter, it’s extremely important to decarboxylate your bud sample with heat, in order to create THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) from its precursor, known as the “acid” form. (This process happens automatically during the smoking of cannabis; unless you plan to roll and fire up your burrito, you’ll want to read on.) Don’t skip this vital process, or you will be setting yourself up for a depressing surprise when you find your cannabutter has a weak potency.

Decarboxylation is easy: Just bake your sample at 250°F/120°C for ½ to 1 hour. This will both activate your cannabis and give it a roasted, nutty taste.

  1. Melt the butter on low heat in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the ground buds to the melted butter a little bit at a time, stirring in between.
  3. Simmer on a low heat for 45mins, stirring frequently. While simmering, you should see start to see small bubbles forming on the surface.
  4. After simmering, strain the butter into the container using the metal strainer to filter out the ground buds.
  5. Press the spoon against the ground bud in the metal strainer to squeeze all the cannabutter.
The cannabutter in the container should have a slightly green tinge from the cannabis. Now you're ready to make some cannabis-infused meals.