Best Way to Make Weed Butter

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You don’t have to be a cannabis connoisseur or a master chef to make good weed butter. All you need is to be patient, well informed, and organized. At the end of the day, cannabutter is a very efficient way of consuming weed. 

More so, the best marijuana edibles start with a potent and high-quality cannabutter to bring in the magical experience. When it comes to weed edibles, weed butter is probably where you should start, it really is the base of many recipes.

Here is an exclusive look at the best way to make weed butter. 


Also referred to as decarbing, this is the first step in making high-quality weed butter. It involves baking the weed for activation of THC-A to the psychoactive THC and CBD.

This step is similar to the toasting done by most cooks to activate their flavor compounds. Decarboxylation makes sure that weed’s psychoactive compounds are released and available. 

This step actually occurs naturally when vaping or smoking weed. But when ingesting marijuana, this needs to be materialized via decarbing.

It is important to note that decarboxylating the weed at a low temperature preserves most terpenes and some of the health benefits. Ensure you decarboxylate your weed with temperatures as indicated.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 240°F.
  2. Use a hand grinder or scissors to gently break apart your desired amount of weed until it is fine. However, it should not be too fine to avoid slipping through the cheesecloth. Your weed butter needs to be clear and clean as possible.
  3. Spread the weed evenly onto the sheet pan or glass baking dish. Put it into the center rack oven for forty-five minutes for high grade, cured marijuana. If you are using lower quality or old weed, place it in the oven for twenty minutes and if using wet or recently harvested weed, leave it in the oven for about an hour.
  4. Always ensure to turn the sheet a couple of times for even heating, preferably after every ten minutes. The color of your weed will change from bright green to brownish-green. This means it has been decarboxylated.

Make the Weed Butter

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  1. In the medium saucepan, add water and bring it to a boil. The amounts can vary, but one and a half cup is okay.
  2. When the water starts to boil, place the butter in the saucepan and wait for it to melt completely. When you go out for shopping, seek out the high-quality unsalted butter to ensure you coax more out of it.
  3. After the butter has melted, add the decarboxylated marijuana and turn the heat down to very low. Mix well with a wooden spoon and cover the mixture with a lid.
  4. Let the mixture cook for around four hours while you stir every half an hour to ensure your butter is not burning. Cooking weed butter through the simmer method over slow and low heat is vital to ensure full activation of THC and slowly infusion of the butter with flavor and the feel-good properties of the herb. You can use the thermometer to check that the temperature does not exceed180°. Never let your butter to burn or boil; otherwise, you will need to start all over again. You can tell it is well cooked when the top of the mix turns from watery to thick and glossy.
  5. As the weed butter is cooking, you should set up the bowl to put the finished product. Straining can be done in several ways. You can tie a double cheesecloth layer around a large heatproof bowl with twine for it to taut across. You can also use a heatproof bowl with fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth.
  6. Strain the weed butter over the bowl while being careful to avoid spilling. When the saucepan is empty, remove the twine, pick the cheesecloth from all the sides and strain out all the remaining butter.
  7. Leave the weed butter to cool at room temperature for an hour. Place it in the fridge for the butter to solidify and separate from water. Now you are just about there. The THC and other useful marijuana properties have attached to the butter.
  8. Run a knife on around the edge and remove the butter from the water. Place it upside down and scrape off any remaining cooking water. Now your wd butter is ready. You can use it immediately or store it in a freezer in an air-tight container or refrigerator for up to six months.

Benefits of Weed Butter

benefits of weed butter

Cannabutter offers more powerful and extended effects compared to smoking. Although the results are delayed, they typically last for four to twelve hours once they set in. 

More so, consumers of weed butter and marijuana edibles prefer it over smoking as it is a lung friendly option. Smoking weed exposes your lungs to potential toxins and carbon monoxide that is harmful to your health.

Weed butter contains the psychoactive weed components to give the user the fantastic high feeling while also containing CBD, a component that has many medicinal values such as relieving pain, relaxation, anti-inflammation, and combating cancer.

How Long Does Weed Butter Take to Take Effect? 

As most users discover, proper dosing is more difficult while consuming cannabutter versus smoking. It is easier to overdose or underdose when eating cannabis.

The stronger the weed used, the stronger the weed butter. You should hence plan accordingly by considering your level of weed tolerance.

If your tolerance is low, you should use it less. However, the biggest complaint from users is the delayed action of weed butter, which causes many to eat a second dose hence exceeding their desired effect. 

Cannabutter has to be digested before the compounds get into the bloodstream; thus it takes about an hour for effect to be noticeable.


If you follow the instructions accordingly, you will make the best butter that your weed will allow. As a visual cue that the weed has been whisked and cooked correctly, finished weed butter ends up being light green. 

Weed butter can be incorporated into any recipe easily. You can make mild butter for spreading on your toast in the morning or adding into a baked potato together with chopped scallion and bacon bits. 

It can also be incorporated into cakes, brownies and cookies.

Whatever it is, enjoy it with high-quality weed butter. 

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