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.
Make the 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.