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How to Make Simple Cannabis Butter

Recreational use of cannabis has many advantages. Depending on what you’re curious to explore, various strains of cannabis can help with anxiety, nausea, concentration, appetite — you name it. It’s just a matter of doing some research before purchasing what you think will best suit your needs.

If you’re wondering about edibles, consider the qualities of cannabutter.

You don’t have to be a master chef or a cannabis connoisseur to make effective and versatile cannabutter. Cannabis-infused butter is an easy and common way to make edibles, and you can use it in cookies, pasta, and even coffee.

All it takes is a kitchen with a working oven and stove and a little bit of patience. Before you embark on this new culinary experience you might want to check out Blissed — a company that believes in the power of cannabis as an integral part of the wellness and self-care community.

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Cannabutter 101

Making cannabutter is a fairly simple process. First, let’s take a look at the ingredients and the initial preparation.

You’ll need:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup (7-10 grams) of ground cannabis, decarboxylated

Decarboxylated?

In order for cannabis to take any sort of effect on the human body, it needs to be decarboxylated. You can’t just eat it straight from the source. It’s just a matter of applying heat and time to the plant for it to enable its psychoactive effects.

Before you start cooking with butter, do this:

Preheat your oven to 245 Degrees Fahrenheit. Place finely grounded cannabis on a piece of parchment paper and set it on top of a baking tray. Leave it in for about 30-40 minutes. And, voila! You’ve got yourself some psychoactive marijuana plant to enjoy.

Grind

The next step is to grind the decarboxylated cannabis coarsely with a grinder. It’s been grounded already, but give it another whirl before adding it to the butter.

Melt Butter

Add one cup of water and one cup of butter into a saucepan or a pot. Simmer it on low as the butter melts. Continue to add water to help regulate the temperature and to prevent the butter from burning.

Add Cannabis

Add the ground cannabis into the butter as it melts. Maintain a low heat (never exceeding 200 Degrees Fahrenheit) and let the mixture simmer for about two to three hours, stirring occasionally. Never let it come to a full boil.

Strain

Get your funnel and place it on top of a jar lined with cheesecloth. When the butter has cooled off, pour it over the cheesecloth funnel as it strains freely. If you squeeze the cheesecloth, more bad-tasting plant material may go through.

Then, refrigerate the jar of butter. If excess water forms at the bottom of the jar, simply remove the solid butter with a knife to drain out the water.

The butter will need to sit in the fridge for about an hour before removing the water.

Once the butter sits in the fridge for an hour or so it will be ready to go! Edible cannabis (such as cannabutter) tends to be strong, so always remember to dose carefully and to stick to trusted recipes.

Happy butter-ing!

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