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How to Make Cannabutter


I Put It On Everything; How to Make Cannabutter

  • How infused foods are taking the gourmet world by storm, and how you can make your own cannabutter.

It can be hard to pick somewhere to eat. Then, it can be even harder to pick one thing off the menu. There’s so much variety in food available to use these days that the choices can sometimes become obstacles.

Now, you have even more choices in the form of cannabis-infused foods.

Cannabutter; The Options are Endless

Think of something you know how to cook that includes either oil or butter. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, so it’s easy to substitute either oil or butter for cannabutter to infuse the foods you already know how to make!

Preferably, you’ll want to start with an unsaturated butter or oil. Such oils include:

  • Avocado oil

  • Sesame oil

  • Canola oil

  • Olive oil

  • Safflower oil

  • Coconut oil

  • And more

Before extracting the cannabinoids into your oil, however, you’ll need to decarboxylate the cannabinoids in order to prepare them for consumption.

To do so, place your flower on a non-stick pan.

Heat your cannabis to at least 212 degrees Fahrenheit for 60-90 minutes.

You can shorten the time by increasing the temperature, but anything above 320 degrees Fahrenheit will destroy the useful contents you’re trying to extract.

Once your cannabis is decarboxylated you’re ready to extract the cannabinoids.

You’ll need:

  • Food processor

  • Rubber gloves

  • Two saucepans

  • One cheesecloth

  • One saucepan

  • ¼ ounce of decarboxylated cannabis flower for every half cup of butter


  1. Chop cannabis flower in food processor

  2. Melt butter over low heat in one saucepan

  3. Once melted, add processed cannabis to butter

  4. Simmer for roughly 45 minutes, stirring every few minutes

  5. Let cool slightly until easy to handle

  6. Filter product through the cheesecloth into the other saucepan

  7. Squeeze leftover liquid from the product

  8. Move cooled liquid into a storage container

  9. Refrigerate until solid

  10. Consume when ready


From big names in cannabis cooking to your own kitchen, there’s no limit to your option in the world of cannabis-infused foods. 

Cannabis-Infused Gourmet Dining Experiences

The Tasty High Chef, The Herbal Chef, Andrea Drummer.

All are great examples of cannabis chefs making throughout the industry. Their innovation and higher levels of customer satisfaction are a testament to what’s possible with cannabis-infused products.

However, you don’t have to be a world-class chef in order to infuse your food with cannabis.

A popular way to make cannabis foods at home is by adding to one’s butter.

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