When you’re cooking with cannabis, it’s important to make sure that the THC is activated. This can be done by either smoking or vaporizing the flower and then using it in your recipe, or by infusing the plant into fat like butter or oil.
In this blog post, we will teach you how to make medicated butter so you can start cooking with cannabis at home. It’s easy – all you need are some basic ingredients from your kitchen pantry!
1. What is weed medicated butter?
Anytime you’re cooking with cannabis, it’s important to know how the THC is activated. One way of activating cannabinoids like THC in your recipe is by infusing the plant into a fat like butter or olive oil. Making medicated butter is a great way to add flavor and potency to any dish!
The general idea here when making weed-infused butter is this: first, decarboxylate some ground up marijuana bud (we’ll explain what that means later). Then make cannabutter by slowly melting equal parts of canna-oil and unsalted organic butter over low heat for about an hour. This process will activate all the psychoactive compounds found in the herbaceous flowers. Once done rendering out most of the THC, strain the cannabutter through a cheesecloth to remove any leftover plant particles.
Then blend your cannabis-infused butter with whatever you’re cooking! One tablespoon of medicated butter can contain between 20 and 80 milligrams of THC. But don’t forget that individual tolerance levels vary, so it is possible for somebody to eat up to 900mg worth in one sitting without experiencing an intense high.
2. How to make weed medicated butter
For those who want to make weed medicated butter, the process is pretty much the same as above. The only difference is that you will replace canna oil with cannabis-infused cooking oil.
The ingredients of medicated butter are:
-unsalted organic butter and canna-oil (or cannabutter), any other herbs or spices like salt or thyme, sea salt, garlic powder.
The instruction for how to make medicated butter would be something like this: combine equal parts of unsalted organic butter and canna-oil over low heat in a small saucepan; stirring occasionally until melted together completely; continue heating on low heat while constantly stirring for about an hour; strain mixture through cheesecloth by squeezing every bit of butter from the canna-oil mixture.
Once you’ve separated the cannabutter, add any other desired spices and some salt to taste ( I recommend doing this in a separate bowl or plate with both the melted medicated butter and unsalted organic butter ).
The consistency should be similar to that of softened cream cheese; so if it feels too hard after cooling for an hour, just pop it back into your microwave for another minute or two on low power until it’s softer. This recipe will make about one pound of medicated vegan butter – enough for 16 servings! And as always, you can store what’s not being consumed immediately in small mason jars at room temperature.
Those who suffer from chronic pain should medicate responsibly!
Mediated cannabutter consists primarily of oil (canna-oil) which contains THC or CBD in its purest form and unsalted organic BUTTER.
The most common method for making cannabutter is as follows: Melt one pound (16 ounces/454 grams) of unsalted organic butter over medium heat on your stovetop. Add four cups (~400g)of canna-oil into the mixture and continue heating until all solids have dissolved.
Before you begin to make your first batch of cannabutter, plan ahead and think about your intentions. Are you hoping for an intoxicating, head-body high that’ll rival the potency of the strongest store-bought products? Or are you more interested in a mild, relaxing vibe that’ll edge out your nightly glass of wine? The possibilities for homemade edibles are practically infinite, but it does take some effort to tailor the potency to your tolerance and needs.
3. Benefits of making your own weed-infused butter :
- Control the quality of cannabis you’re consuming.
- Know exactly how much THC or CBD is in your medicated butter and adjust accordingly.
- Reduce cost by making it at home rather than buying pre-made cannabutter from a dispensary (which can be costly).
- Cannabis offers many health benefits and is becoming more accepted as a natural treatment for various diseases and ailments. Cannabutter is a smoke-free option and can be used in different edible cannabis products, making it a popular choice.
4. Recipes for using your homemade weed-infused butter
- Add to coffee or tea for a caffeine and cannabis boost.
- Use in baked goods like cookies, brownies, cakes, and bread. You can also create your own recipes!
For one pound (16 oz) of butter, you will need about 14 grams of finely ground cannabis with an 18% THC level. Heat it over low heat on your stovetop until all solids have dissolved into the butter mixture then allow it to simmer, uncovered, for another hour before straining through cheesecloth into glass jars that should last up to four weeks when stored in the refrigerator. This recipe yields about one half cup of medicated butter.
- Add it to your favorite meat dish for a high dinner.
- Spread on toast or PB&J sandwiches with some nutella and bananas.
- Put into pasta sauce, salad dressing, mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice – you name it! The sky’s the limit when cooking with cannabis infused butter!
5. Tips for storing and preserving your marijuana-infused butter
- Keep it in the refrigerator or freezer until you are ready to cook with it.
- Put medicated butter into glass jars and store them in your fridge for up to four weeks.
- If refrigerating, be sure that there is at least an inch of space on all sides between the jar and food (or other items) inside the fridge so that air can circulate around the jar. This will increase shelf life!
- When using large quantities of cannabis butter, double wrap your container tightly with plastic wrap before storing it in a dark, cool place such as the freezer. The plastic should not touch any part of the surface where oil may leak out – this could contaminate everything else stored within reach!