Cannabutter is a great way to use medical marijuana to make edible snacks that pack a punch for treatment. Cannabis butter edibles can be used for baking brownies, cookies, cakes and other treats. The butter is a fat soluble based substance that contains THC (cannabinoids).By heating cannabis and butter, the fat in the butter allows for the extraction of the cannabinoids.This Cannabutter recipe will yield about 1 cup of high quality product.

Required Utensils

  • A medium to large sized pot
  • Large ceramic or glass bowl
  • Large strainer
  • Small fine mesh coffee filter
  • Potato masher or large spoon for pressing
  • A large wooden spoon
  • Cooktop stove set to medium
  • Storage container


  • 2 sticks of real butter
  • 1 half ounce of trimmings, buds or even stems of medical marijuana

Cannabutter Recipe Steps

Step 1. Place the 2 sticks of butter into the pot on the stove on medium and allow to melt


Step 2. Add trimmings or buds of choice


Step 3. Turn heat to low and stir well and let simmer for 5 minutes


Step 4. After simmering for 5 minutes, pour the butter and trimmings into the large bowl and place into the refrigerator for 24 hours (an hour or 2 will do but 24 is best)


Step 5. After butter has set for 24 hours, remove from frig and scrape the bowl


Step 6. Turn stove on low and slowly re-melt the butter in pot

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Step 7. While waiting for butter to re-melt assemble your filtering station


Step 8. After butter has completely re-melted stir well and strain


Step 9. Allow to strain fully, then squeeze out remaining butter with potato masher


Step 10. After squeezing all butter out of the trimmings stir well with clean spoon and place into storage container then move to refrigerator for 1 hour


An hour later you will have beautiful intoxicating CannaButter for your edible enjoyment.

how to make marijuana butter

There are a variety of other methods for making cannabutter, all of which are effective yet somewhat similar to those previously described. Once you’ve gotten used to cooking with cannabis, you will be able to find a technique that works best for you depending on the preparations methods you prefer.

For the best results, we recommend using a double boiler, that way you don’t burn the bottom of the pan and ruin your product!