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How to Make Cannabutter – The Easy, At-Home Way

This amazing product needs no introduction. Cannabutter is a staple ingredient of nearly all cannabis edible products and baked goods, which makes it a vital thing to know how to make yourself if you use edibles medicinally, or enjoy them recreationally.

Without further adieu, here is a great recipe we found online made by From Seed to Stoned we absolutely loved and is easy to make at home with items commonly found in most home kitchens. 



-60g of weed of choice cannabis flower, single strain or blend

-1lb butter

-1 cup of water



-Baking sheet

-Double broiler


-Fine mesh strainer

-Butcher’s twine


Step 1 – Clean Your Cannabis

The first step to producing anything you’re looking to consume is to make sure the base product is as clean and as decontaminated as possible.

For this recipe, we’ll assume your intention is to use roughly 60g of whole cannabis flower from a strain or strains of your choice as a standard.

When starting with cannabis buds, you’ll want to start by picking out any larger debris such as stems, excess leaf matter, and maybe seeds that might be present.

Note – The end goal is to have a product that’s based on roughly 55g of usable plant material after trimming. The recipe takes this into consideration so your product yield and potency are safeguarded.

The next step in cleaning is to grind the buds up the same way you would if you were about to roll a joint. 

You can use a manual weed grinder or a coffee grinder for the best-desired result.


Step 2 – Decarboxylate Your Buds

Now that your starting product is clean and ground, you’ll need to decarboxylate it to activate the cannabinoids – turning them to their active forms of THC and CBD.

This process is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is preheat your oven to between 230 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit but no hotter. The idea here is not to cook the cannabis, it’s simple to activate it.

Next, evenly spread your ground cannabis onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper, and bake it for 40-45min. The result should be a browned, but in-tact cannabis that has no overly darkened or browned patches. 

If some bits look burned or overdone, separate them from the rest of the grinds and discard them before moving on to the next step.


Step 3 – Prep Your Pouches and Melt Your Butter

Once you have activated cannabis, you’re ready to make your cannapouches.

A cannapouche is essentially a large tea pouch made using the cheesecloth and butcher’s twine.

For best results, divide your cannabis across 2 snips of cloth, then roll and bind them individually with the twine, making sure they are sealed so that no material can escape into the butter infusion.

Next, prep your double boiler and slowly melt your butter. Once the butter is melted, add your 2 cloth wrappings of activated cannabis flower and 1 cup of water.

(The water is to ensure proper temperature control and proper infusion)

On a slow simmer, occasionally mix the contents of the double boiler, but leave covered with a lid when unattended. 

Stir roughly every 10-15min, over a period of roughly 2 hours.

Once the 2 hours have passed your infusion is ready for the next step – separation.


Step 4 – Straining and Separation 

Using a vessel of your choice and a mesh strainer gently pour the contents of the double boiler through the mesh strainer and into the vessel (either a bowl or a glass container for example).

Don’t forget to also squeeze your cannabis pouches to extract the butter and water contained inside.

You may want to strain the butter twice, using another container to remove any additional larger debris before setting.

Once all the debris is removed, allow the container to sit in the fridge and the water to settle to the bottom, separating from the fat of the butter.

Once the butter is hardened, you’ll want to drain the remaining water away, then melt the butter in the double boiler once again to be able to strain it one last time before leaving it to sit in the fridge once again.

That’s it! You just made a high potency cannabis butter that you can use for just about any recipe that would call for butter!


Bonus Tip

If you need butter of a certain shape or size to be used for melting over food or as decorative butter at dinner, you can use silicone molds or anything you can find to make different shapes and styles of butter for any occasion!