Making Cannabis Butter

Cannabis Butter

Cannabis butter is at the heart of nearly all cannabis-infused treats, and mastering it means knowing that every dish you prepare has the potential for a powerful high.

The versatility of cannabis is often underestimated. While the practices of vaping and smoking are widespread, a look at the culinary applications of cannabis reveals its true adaptability. A great example of this is cannabis butter.

There are countless recipes for making cannabis butter, but the one presented here is particularly tried and tested.

Before you begin, please note: Preparing food with fats and water carries risks, especially if you are inexperienced or poorly prepared. Be sure to wear long-sleeved clothing and heat-resistant gloves to avoid burns. A word of warning - be careful!

What is cannabis butter

Cannabis butter is much more than just cannabis incorporated into butter. It is a sophisticated product obtained through a specific manufacturing process that transfers the unique properties of cannabis into a versatile butter form. The end product is not just an ingredient for occasional use, but a culinary all-rounder. Cannabis butter can be used in place of regular butter in any recipe that calls for butter. From sweet treats like brownies and cookies to savory dishes like a butter-glazed steak, cannabis butter adds a special touch to any dish.

Choosing the right raw material

Although it is possible to create cannabis butter using high-quality flower, many see this as a waste. A popular alternative is to use trim from your harvest. This allows you to create a potent cannabis butter without depleting your personal stash.

When choosing your trim, consider the small, trichome-covered "sugar leaves" first, followed by the larger fan leaves. These parts of the plant contain a higher concentration of cannabinoids than stems or branches. This doesn't mean that stems and branches are useless, but you'll need more of them to make an effective cannabis butter.

Recipe for homemade cannabis butter

Are you ready to create your own delicious cannabis butter? Our simple recipe results in a delicious cannabis butter that not only tastes great, but also provides an enhanced high. Are you interested in a CBD-rich version? No problem, because the recipe can easily be adapted to take advantage of the many benefits of cannabidiol.

The secret behind high-potency cannabis butter lies in decarboxylation - a process in which cannabinoid acids such as THCA and CBDA are converted into their psychoactive forms THC and CBD by heating them. This preparation is crucial to unlocking the full effects of the cannabis in your edibles. While decarboxylation is traditionally done in the oven, special devices such as the "POT by NOIDS Herb Cooker" can optimize this process and ensure an even more efficient extraction.

The recipe

Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time, as making cannabis butter can take anywhere from 3 hours to a full day. It's worth setting aside a day to get the most out of your cannabis.


  • Cannabis material
  • Butter (alternatively margarine or vegetable butter)
  • Water


  • Cooking pots (size depends on quantity)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Two sieves (and possibly a cheesecloth for finer material)
  • Heat-resistant containers for storage

Instructions for making cannabis butter

1. Decarboxylation

Start by preparing your cannabis material by decarboxylating it. Preheat your oven to 110°C. Chop your buds into smaller pieces, spread them out on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes to ensure even heating.

2. Prepare the cooking pot

Choose a cooking pot that will fill the ground cannabis material one-third full. The size of the pot will depend on the amount of product you are making.

3. Mixing ratio

Add butter and water in a ratio of 1:4. Make sure to fill the pot no more than two-thirds full to leave room for cooking.

4. Heating

Now you have a mixture of cannabis, butter, and water. You can choose to bring the water to a quick boil or let it simmer slowly. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, so experiment to find what works best for you.

5. Stir regularly

While the mixture is simmering, stir it regularly and add hot water if necessary if the mixture becomes too thick.

6. Temperature control

Keep the temperature constant without bringing the mixture to a full boil. Let it simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours.

7. Filter

After the cooking time, pour the mixture through a sieve or cheesecloth into a heat-safe container to remove the cannabis material. Note that squeezing the material may cause a chlorophyll-like taste.

8. Cooling

Place the container with the mixture in the refrigerator overnight to separate the cannabis butter from the water and allow it to solidify.

9. Removal of cannabis butter

The next day, carefully remove the solid layer of cannabis butter from the container.

10. Use

Your cannabis butter is now ready to use in a variety of recipes. Enjoy the results of your work!

How to store cannabis butter

Cannabis butter can be stored in a similar way to regular butter. For short-term storage, it is recommended to keep it in the refrigerator, where it will last for about two weeks. If you want to keep it for a longer period of time, cannabis butter can also be stored in the freezer. Please note that it must be thawed before use. A practical method is to cut the butter into portions before freezing. This way you can thaw only the amount you need at a time without having to use the entire supply.

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