Marijuana butter

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Cannabis butter: always handy in your kitchen
Cannabis butter: always handy in your kitchen


Today you are going to learn how to prepare easily and simply one of the best condiments for cannabic cooking such as marijuana butter. .?‍?

Generally it is usually used to make cannabic desserts although it is more and more fashionable to use cannabis in any recipe so let’s go it…

To make marijuana butter you can use almost the whole plant, including the small flowers that you would not use for smoking, the leaves or any part of the plant that contains resin, regardless of whether they come from marijuana seeds grown outdoors or in indoor growing tents. It is obvious that if you decide to make butter from buds full of resin, you will need less resin when making your marijuana recipes.

It should be remember that when you eat a food flavored with cannabis its effects are gradually perceived. A quick consumption of a lot of food can be dangerous, and as it is about enjoying responsibly … Slowly !

If you have already decided to prepare this gastronomic wonder, we are going to indicate you which are the steps you have to follow.✍



☕ Recipe for marijuana butter.






To make your own marijuana butter, these are the ingredients you will need:


Ingredients to make your own cannabis butter
Ingredients to make your own cannabis butter


  • From 250 to 300 grams of butter
  • Half a litre of water
  • 20 grams of buds or 50 grams of small flowers or leaves


We recommend decarboxylate the cannabis before cooking, because although during the process of elaboration of the recipe, the marijuana can be decarboxylated, if we do it before we make sure that the decarboxylation is done correctly. If you want to know how to do it click on this link Weed decarboxylation


Steps to follow:


The first thing that you have to do is to grind very well all the remainders of the marijuana that you are going to use, of this way its resin is acquired better to the butter that you add.

In a pot, you put the water to boil and when it does loosen the fire to keep the water hot.


Put water to heat.
Put water to heat.



When you see that the water has stopped boiling, keep it that way and then add the remains of marijuana.

Leave the heat at a medium level and stir for 10 to 15 minutes.


Maintain a medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Maintain a medium heat for about 10 minutes.


Then add the butter in the pot along with the water and marijuana and stir until you see that it has dissolved and mixed properly with everything. About 30 or 35 minutes.


Add the butter and stir for about 30 minutes.
Add the butter and stir for about 30 minutes.


After that time, we strain in the mixture with a strainer, it is more advisable that it is a cloth strainer, but if we do not have any normal kitchen strainer can serve you, in a glass container and let rest at room temperature more or less for a couple of hours and then put it in the fridge until the butter has solidified and when this happens, it is time to eliminate the excess water.


Filter the mixture.
Filter the mixture.


Finally, when you have removed the excess water, put the container back in the fridge and you have your wonderful and delicious marijuana butter ready.


Once solidified, remove the water.
Once solidified, remove the water.



🎬 Conclusion


As you can see it’s quite easy to prepare your own marijuana butter and the more times you prepare it, the faster you’ll have it ready.

You can improve and perfect the recipe according to your tastes and the effect you want it to produce.

Increase or decrease the amount of marijuana to your liking, always bearing in mind that the effect of marijuana can take between 30 minutes and 1 hour to be noticed.

It is much better that you go eating in a slow pace, and little by little to go up the amount to see how it affects you and what effects it causes you. It is better that you stay short than that you overdo it, and this causes that the effects are opposite to the expected ones.

You must have a little more patience, but I assure you that it will be worth it, since you are going to enjoy not only a delicious ingredient and a dish prepared by yourself, but you are going to be able to taste the marijuana with all its shades.

Cheer up to prepare this butter, it will serve as a base for a lot of cannabic recipes. Without a doubt you will take out the chef that you have inside.?‍??‍?

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Noelia Jiménez
Noelia Jiménez
I love to cook and write about marijuana. One day I started making marijuana butter and since then I haven't stopped creating the most varied recipes you can imagine.
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  1. Avatar for Kate

    I just add the dried leaf to cookie mix and bake and it works fine 😊

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      Hi Kate,
      Thanks for sharing your experience! Good smoke!

  2. Avatar for Fer

    Can I use the left out water to do the brownies the recipe calls 1 cup of water

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      Hi Fer,
      We recommend that you use clean water and do not reuse it.


  3. Avatar for Michele

    I made butter 3 weeks ago. I just pored it into a jar , the butter was smooth green texture on top and a dark green water below. I did not pour out the water. Left for holiday. Will i be still able to use the butter with the waste water in the same jug????

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      Hi Michele,
      If the canister has been hermetically sealed, nothing should happen.
      However, if it is in bad condition, you will notice it very quickly.


  4. Avatar for Zé

    I did not understand. Why mix marijuana with water and butter? Wouldn’t it be better to put marijuana to cook in a pot immersed in water with only butter in it?

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      You can do it in both ways, we recommend the one mentioned in the recipe, but both work.


  5. Avatar for mash

    Do you have to dry the leaves before you start the decarboxylation? I am asking for any kind of use..teas, lotions, cookies..
    Thanks 🙂

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      Yes, you can de-box it anyway, the only thing is that it will take longer.


  6. Avatar for Amanda

    Question: if I wanted to make my own homemade marijuana butter can I heat cream with decarboxylated marijuana, then let it cool, and whip into butter?

    • Avatar for Juanma de

      Ho Amanda!
      That way the marijuana will not be infused to the butter and we will not have the same result, we advised to make it as the article says.

      Let us hope that you leave well that butter!

  7. Avatar for Russ

    Hi . Do you decarboxylate the cannabis before making the butter ?

    • Avatar for Alan Martinez

      Hi Rus, its right, you need to de-box the weed before you make the butter.

      • Avatar for Chaun Mikeal Keiffer

        Is there a way to cook the butter u made down to make it stronger so long u don’t exceed 200 degrees

        • Avatar for Alan Martinez

          Hello, of course friend, you can always put in more flowers to make it up to your liking.

  8. Avatar for Sabrina

    I’m a little confused on the first step. It says to keep the water at a medium heat and stir for 10-15 minutes, but the picture shows to have the water under 100 degrees. At a medium heat my water is way over 100 degrees.

    • Avatar for Alan Martinez

      Hello Sabrina, in the article my partner refers to 100 degrees Celsius, maybe that’s why the confusion?

      Thank you for trusting PEV Grow.

  9. Avatar for dimi

    Please help me to understand. Why is it necessary to use water? And when you eliminate the water content, does the water not have any THC in it? You just pour it down the drain? Do the active ingredients get absorbed only by the butter?

    Am I asking too many questions? ; )

    • Avatar for Alan Martinez

      correct, THC and other cannabinoids do not dissolve in water. By draining the kitchen we don’t lose a bit of psychoactivity 😉

      Thank you for your question.

  10. Avatar for Salvatore

    Hi Dear Growers. Please note if you are a strong vegan you can use a cacao butter. This ingredient can to solidify at +20c ,then eliminate an excess water. A tiny amount of a sodium bicarbonate helps to open a juice of a cells and helps to do a cocoa butter more stronger .