Using Cannabis Infused butter is one of the easiest and most commonly used ways to make edibles.
This is the absolute best recipe for making cannabis infused butter.
Just follow the steps below and soon you'll be making your own cannabis edibles.
1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
1 tablespoon/15 ml soy lecithin /240 ml***
1-2 ounces of ground cannabis depending on how potent you want your butter to be.
Step 1) Decarboxylate your cannabis.
This is the most important and most often missed or messed up step. The first thing that you're going to need to do is to decarboxylate or "debarb" the cannabis. Click here for step by step instructions on the best way to decarb your weed. Skipping this step will result in very weak/non potent edibles. Decarboxylation (which is the process of heating the cannabis at a low temperature) is what causes the intoxicating/psychoactive effects of the cannabis. When the cannabis is heated during the decarbing process, the non-intoxicating acidic cannabinoid called THCA is converted into THC, the molecule that delivers the psychoactive/intoxicating effects.
Step 2) Melt the butter.
Put the butter in the saucepan on low heat until it melts.
Step 3) Add the cannabis.
Once the butter has melted, add in your ground cannabis.
Step 4) Cook the mixture.
Let the cannabis simmer on very low heat, around 160ºF for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
Step 5) Strain the mixture.
The THC has now all transferred to the butter. You should strain the mixture with a fine strainer, a micron bag, or a cheesecloth. You can then throw away the leftover cannabis and use the cannabis butter in any recipe that you like.