How To Make Quick And Easy Cannabutter

10 m
prep time
45 m
cook time
55 m
ready time

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


1/4 ounce cannabis buds, finely ground
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter
Equipment needed to make cannabutter:
Medium Saucepan
Wooden Ladle
Metal Strainer
Container (with a tight-fitting lid)


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!

As simple as this recipe sounds, if you want to completely cut down on the hassle, we recommend the MagicalButter machine, the easiest way to make cannabutter at home.

Jan 5, 2013