How to Make Cannabis-Infused Butter (Cannabutter) at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you're looking to make your own cannabis-infused butter, also known as cannabutter, there are a few things you need to know. Cannabutter is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes, from baked goods to savory dishes. Here's a step-by-step guide to making cannabutter at home.


  • 1/2 to 1 ounce of cannabis flower, depending on the desired potency
  • 1 pound of unsalted butter
  • Water


  • Cheesecloth
  • Fine mesh strainer or sieve
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass container or jar with lid


  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis flower by preheating your oven to 240°F (115°C) and spreading the cannabis flower evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until the cannabis is lightly browned and fragrant.

  2. In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over low heat. Add enough water to cover the butter and stir until the butter is fully melted.

  3. Add the decarboxylated cannabis flower to the butter-water mixture and stir until fully combined.

  4. Simmer the mixture over low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure the mixture doesn't boil or the THC will degrade.

  5. After 2-3 hours, remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a glass container or jar. Squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much liquid as possible.

  6. Let the cannabutter cool to room temperature, then cover it with a lid and refrigerate until solid.

Now that you have your own cannabutter, you can use it in your favorite recipes. Start with a small amount and gradually increase the dosage until you find the right amount for you. Enjoy responsibly!



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