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Cannabutter is when butter is infused with cannabis. This is one of the most common and easiest ways to make edibles. It can be tricky, though. You have to know the different steps of how to make cannabis butter. Cannabis has to be heated at reduced temperatures for several hours, if it is to change from its acid state to psychoactive state.

Recommendation for Making Cannabis Butter

It is recommended that you simmer the cannabis in your slow cooker or on your stove. The temperature has to be between 200 and 250 Fahrenheit. Of course, it would have to be cooked for a longer time. Doing so will ensure that the cannabis doesn’t get overheated quickly and the active cannabinoids will be burned off. Below are some instructions on making your best cannabis butter ever. Of course, the quality of the weed is also important.

Mild or Strong Cannabis Butter

Some individuals prefer to make the cannabis butter mildly, using it to spread on a piece of toast at breakfast time. Some people want to use it to eat their baked potato. If you choose to put your cannabis butter on your baked potato, be sure to add chopped scallion and bacon bits. When the weed is strong, you will get stronger cannabis butter. So, you should plan to get some strong weed to use when making your butter. Now, here are the steps to follow.

How To Make Cannabis Butter

Butter on table, steps to making cannabis butter

Step 1:  Gather Marijuana on a Baking Sheet Cook at 240 Degrees for 40 Minutes 

Step one means that you should acquire some good marijuana buds. If you want to make some good cannabis butter, heat is important. Apply heat to your cannabis to activate its THC. This process is called decarboxylation, which you will learn at the Cannabis University. Decarbing the cannabis means that you have to heat it in the oven at 240 degrees. Put the buds on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake the plant material for about forty minutes. Turn the baking sheet a few times to make sure it heats evenly. You will find that the appearance of the cannabis will be crumbly and dry.

Step 2: Boil Water and Add Butter 

The next step is using the processed weed to make butter or hash oil for your edibles. Get a saucepan, medium in size. Add about a quart of water and bring it to a boil on your stove. The amount of water is important because the cannabis has to always be floating, roughly about two inches or less from the bottom of the pot or saucepan. Allow the water to boil and then put the butter in the saucepan, waiting until it completely melts. You can choose to use about four sticks of butter for each ounce of cannabis. Therefore, for half an ounce of pot, you should use two sticks of butter.

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Step 3: Once Butter Melts Add Marijuana and Cook For 3 Hours

Watch for the butter to melt and then put in the marijuana. Turn down the heat to a simmer, once you add the weed. Allow the marijuana to cook for about three hours. You will know when everything is done by looking at the color change. It should turn watery and thick.

Step 4: When Finished Put In Heat Proof Bowl

As the cannabis butter is cooking, you should have a bowl set up to store the end product. You can use a bowl that is heat proof. People often use plastic containers. Whatever you use, make sure it is sealed on top with cheesecloth, double layer and secured with tape or elastic.

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Step 5: Strain the Butter From the Saucepan

It is time to strain the cannabis butter. Be careful that you spill none. As soon as you have an empty saucepan, you should loosen the twine and hold the cheesecloth on the four sides. Now, squeeze out the butter that is remaining. You can learn about how to cook with cannabis by visiting the Cannabis University.

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