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postheadericon Canna Butter – Easy

How to make Canna Butter Easy

How to make Canna Butter Easy

Canna Butter – Easy

This is one of the better known Cannabis recipes and is the base in many recipes.  There is a right way and a wrong way to do this believe it or not.  If you mess it up, you get a very nasty and unexpected product which you may not find appealing.

***Important: Watch your heat level.  If it’s too hot, it will destroy the medication but not enough heat will prevent the medication from being properly infused.

What you need:

Saucepan or slow cooker

Stove if using a saucepan

Glass dish or bowl to drain hot butter mix with lid or plastic wrap



Wooden spoon for stirring

Grinder or coffee grinder


1/4 oz of Cannabis flowers (buds)

1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter

How to do it:

  • Add butter to saucepan and melt the butter on a medium heat.  Do not turn it up too high or you will kill the medication.
  • Add finely ground cannabis to the melted butter and change setting to low.  Allow to cook on low for 45 minutes making sure to stir the mixture frequently.
  • At this point you may notice bubbles forming on top of the mixture and it’s now time to strain the butter mixture to separate butter from Cannabis.
  • If you are using a fine strainer:  Put the strainer over your glass bowl or plate.  Pour mixture through strainer.  Be careful because the butter will be hot!
  • If you are using a cheesecloth:  Take your cheesecloth and place over a bowl.  Use an elastic band or hair tie to fasten it to the glass container.  Pour hot butter mixture over the cheesecloth.  Allow butter a little time to cool down before wringing out the cheesecloth to get the last drop of butter.
  • Throw away the Cannabis as it will no longer be usable.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before closing with lid.  If using a bowl with no lid, cover the cooling mixture with a plastic food wrap.  Refrigerate.
  • Once butter is cooled it will have separated.  Use a spoon to make a small hole through top layer of butter to contents on bottom.  The content on the bottom will be drained through the hole and thrown away.  This step is often missed and people wonder why they end up with a messy looking product which is not as usable.
  • Once the fluid from the bottom has been drained, you have your Canna butter.  Take your Canna butter and mix a little then put in a glass jar to store or freeze in freezer safe container and use in almost all your cooking.
  • Need fast pain relief?  Melt a little and add to popcorn while enjoying your favorite movie!  You can also melt and add to your meals like pasta for instance.

For those looking for a stronger medicinal dose, use up to 2 oz of Cannabis to one pound of butter.