Classic Cannabis Butter

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By: Rachel Garland

Searching for a simple way to enjoy cannabis-infused foods? Cannabutter is a versatile cannabis infusion. Instantly turn classics into green cuisines with cannabis butter. This easy recipe only takes a few hours to create. If you love edibles, bookmark this page for later use.

🍃 Prep time: 1 hour, 2-3 hours of cook time

Ingredients for Classic Cannabis Butter:

  • 1/2 ounce of cannabis
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of water


To reap the benefits of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, you will need to decarboxylate your cannabis. Decarboxylation describes the process of converting cannabinoid acids into their active state by applying heat. In simple terms, it's what converts non-psychoactive THCA into THC. To decarb cannabis for making butter, you will need to: 

Grind 1/2 ounce of cannabis

Preheat oven to 245F or 188C

Bake ground cannabis for 1 hour


Heat butter and water in a saucepan on medium heat until butter is melted

Slowly add decarboxylated cannabis to the mixture while stirring

Simmer the mixture on low heat for 2-3 hours. Stir at least every 30 minutes to avoid burning. It should not reach a boil,

Take the mixture off the stove and let cool at room temperature

Stretch a cheesecloth or place a strain over a bowl. Gently pour the butter over. The cheesecloth or strain will catch any excess residue.

Take off the cheesecloth or strainer. Cover the bowel and set in the fridge to harden.

Once hardened, the butter will separate from the water. Cut any excess water off and store your cannabis butter in an airtight container in the fridge.


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            Rachel Garland

          Rachel Garland


Rachel Garland is the founder of Women of Cannabiz. A professional cannabis writer and educator – she is dedicated to empowering women in combining passion and purpose in the cannabis industry. Rachel is currently based in Mexico but travels to other places with palm trees frequently.