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Marijuana Butter

Marijuana is far more mainstream than in the past with a number of states passing both medical and recreational marijuana. The tax revenue is immense for states that have these programs and have organized them efficiently. 

Figuring out how to make edibles can be fun especially if you grow your own marijuana. A simple marijuana butter recipe can make the process that much easier.

There are some people that do not want to smoke anything as they prefer to eat their cannabis. The consumption of cannabinoids whether it is by smoking or eating can both deliver a high and relief to medical marijuana patients.

Be careful when it comes to edibles as you might not realize how high you are getting when making them at home. The last thing anyone wants is to spend hours in discomfort due to overconsumption of THC.

Edibles can be that perfect high that allows you to drift off to sleep peacefully. These can be used instead of addictive medications that are often prescribed for insomnia.

Marijuana Butter Recipe

What is cannabutter? Cannabutter is the combination of butter and cannabis that has had its THC activated. The butter can be used in a number of edibles or even for your morning toast.

The process for a quick marijuana butter recipe is below:

  • Preheat your oven to around 240 degrees and put your marijuana buds on an oven safe tray. Use a tin foil to make sure it does not stick.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes. Older marijuana will take less time though so keep this in mind.
  • Grind the marijuana baked marijuana.
  • Put 1 cup butter and 1 cup of water into a pot and melt.
  • Add the marijuana and stir consistently. Keep the pan on the stove at a simmer around medium heat. Allow this to simmer for around 3 hours.
  • Strain the butter using a cloth or other material that will remove the cannabis flower from the butter.
  • Place in the refrigerator until it becomes solid.

Instant pot cannabutter comes from products specifically created to make cannabutter. These are reasonably priced but are not an investment you want to make if you only make edibles a few times per year. Below are the steps to take when making marijuana butter with a slow cooker:

  • Use the oven to dry the weed out as mentioned in the first step above.
  • Grind up your marijuana finely using whatever method or grinder you have.
  • Set the slow cooker to low but make sure it does not go above 200 degrees as this can burn cannabinoids. Adding a touch of water can help if you feel the slow cooker is a bit too hot.
  • Add the butter and cannabis then stir periodically.
  • Strain the cannabis out of the butter.
  • Allow the butter to cool for around 3 hours in the crockpot.

Once you have perfected your cannabutter recipe, you can use it in any number of baked goods or with certain foods. Even doing something as simple as using it as butter on garlic bread can allow you to get a great buzz in a delicious fashion.

Marijuana Butter Recipes You Will Love

Recipes using cannabutter can be delicious and pack a punch in terms of THC. The best aspect of this is that you can use it in nearly any of your favorite baked goods but these will get you baked! Once you have prepared the butter, as shown above, it is time to get baking.

1. Marijuana-Infused Ice Cream Marijuana Butter Recipe

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Marijuana Butter Ice Cream

Ice cream is a favorite around the world but an ice cream that can get you high could change the world for the better. To prepare marijuana ice cream, you have to do the following:

  • Melt around a pound of heavy cream in a saucepan with the temperature staying moderate.
  • Melt your cannabutter then add sugar to it.
  • Mix in fruit or nuts, or whatever you prefer into the mixture. Even cereals can be delicious like Fruit Loops.
  • Freeze the ice cream.
  • Enjoy a sweet treat whenever you have a craving.

2. Bulletproof Cannabis Coffee Marijuana Butter Recipe

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Marijuana Butter Coffee

Bulletproof coffee includes unsalted butter and MCT oil. The health benefits are incredible and it is said to give you a rush of energy. There are a number of people that feel more energy and have lost weight drinking this type of coffee.

All you are going to need is MCT oil and your favorite coffee in addition to your cannabutter. Placing the cannabutter/MCT oil at the bottom of a cup then brewing coffee will allow for the best taste and benefits. You would be surprised as to how creamy this tastes.

3. Spiked Bacon, Egg, And Cheese Marijuana Butter Recipe

The best thing about cannabutter is it can be used to replace regular butter in any setting. You can make a great bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich while using cannabutter. You just have to butter the bread of the sandwich.

Canna bacon is also quite popular but all that has to be done is put the bacon in the oven with ground cannabis sprinkled on it. The added benefit is that you could potentially use the grease with another dish that will still have THC.

Can You Smoke Cannabutter?

Finding a great cannabutter recipe then ruining the butter by smoking it has been done by people in the past. While this will not only ruin a nail if using a dab rig, this could be potentially harmful to your lungs to do. Do not take all of the steps to make butter just to try to smoke it. Edibles are a great way to feel a body high that you will not forget anytime soon.  

Cannabutter being put in brownies or other baked goods can be an amazing treat. Other recipes could include that of pasta that might need a bit of butter with a kick.

How Long Does Cannabutter Last?

Cannabutter is going to be something you need to use within 2 weeks or so if you keep it in the fridge. You can have up to 6 six months when the cannabutter is kept in the freezer. Keeping cannabis in flower form is recommended if you do not feel you will be using the cannabutter in the near future.

For those that have households of multiple cannabis consumers, the odds are that if the butter is kept in the fridge, it will be used. Frozen cannabutter can be a great party favor to bring out during the holidays for a few laughs.

Where Can I Find Cannabutter Near Me?

For those that are lucky enough to live in states with recreational marijuana, you can go to a dispensary to find cannabutter. This will usually be accurately dosed as you want to buy cannabutter that has a reasonable number of milligrams of THC.

Reputable products are always going to have potency noted on the package. You might be in a less than reputable dispensary if the products do not have packaging in accordance with the law. Lab tests are typically done on products so dispensaries can stand behind the products that they are selling. 

Dosing For A Marijuana Butter Recipe

Beginners are usually encouraged to try 5 to 10milligrams to start out. Wait for edibles to hit you fully before eating more to avoid overconsumption which happens frequently with edibles. This can be split up into a number of doses over the course of time.

Making chocolates can be quite easy as you simply use the cannabutter instead of regular butter. Milk chocolate can be a sweet treat that can end your day with an incredible high.  

Growing Your Own Marijuana To Make Edibles

Growing your own marijuana might be something that you are already doing. Making edibles might be illegal as it will be considered processing this controlled substance. Checking with state laws is always important when doing anything related to marijuana.

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Medical patients in states like California can grow a limited number of plants. Other states do not give patients the ability to produce and cultivate their own medicine. In these places, it is best to opt for dispensary cannabutter rather than take any legal risks. Making edibles with this butter can allow you to separate the butter into appropriate dosages for you.

Growing quality cannabis can be a calling for some that would love a career change and to work in an industry they are passionate about. Cannabis Training University can help you grow the best marijuana of your life with our online cultivation and general cannabis courses.

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Karen Getchell, expert cannabis writer
Karen Getchell

Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.

When she isn’t teaching cannabis cooking classes, Karen works as a cannabis business consultant, writes for online cannabis publications like Cannabis Training University, Leafly, and Weedmaps, and runs a CBD-infused-product business.

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