For your convenience, we’ve included a step-by-step "how-to" so you can make and enjoy your very own Cannabis-Butter. Try it today, and savor the results! But remember, the stronger the marijuana, the stronger the butter.
Start by decarbing your marijuana: heat oven to 240 degrees. Place the marijuana in one layer on a baking sheet with sides. Bake for 40 minutes. Be sure to turn the sheet a few times to ensure even heating. When it’s done, the marijuana will become dry and crumbly.
Grab any size saucepan that has enough surface area so the marijuana can float at 1 ½ - 2 inches from the bottom of the saucepan. First, bring about 4 – 6 cups of water to a boil (depending on the pan, adjust water as needed. Don’t worry if you put too much; we’re going to strain it). Second, add unsalted butter to the mix. We like 4 butter sticks per every ounce of marijuana.
When the butter has melted, you’ll add in the marijuana. When you do, be sure to turn down the heat to LOW, like VERY LOW. Let the marijuana simmer for about three hours. You’ll know it’s done when it becomes thick and shiny.
Here’s another critical step: we’re going to strain the mix over a double layer of cheesecloth. Grab a large metal heatproof pan or metal mixing bowl, then double layer the cheesecloth over the top. Secure the cheesecloth with a large rubber band or string.
So, your buttery mix is done and you are ready to strain it. Pour your butter over the cheesecloth very slowly until your pan is empty. When you have it in the cheesecloth, unbound your rubber band, and then collect the edges of the cloth. Carefully squeeze the butter from the cloth into the bowl.
Take the butter in the bowl to the fridge, allowing it to cool. The butter will solidify and rise to the top.
Cut the edges of the butter from the sides of the bowl//container, so you can get the butter out. Turn the bowl upside down on a preparation surface, releasing the butter. Now, just scrape any excess water off separating it from the butter.
And just like that, you’ve made your own Cannabis-Butter. Enjoy!