Cannabis-infused butter (cannabutter) is one of the simplest and most common ways to make medicated foods, yet making infused butter properly can be a little bit tricky. In order for THC to properly decarboxylate—change from its acid form to its psychoactive form—the cannabis needs to be heated at low temperatures over long periods of time.
For the purposes of this article, we recommend simmering your cannabis either on the stove or in a slow cooker at a temperature range of 200F to 250F for a longer period of time. This will ensure that your cannabis does not become too hot too quickly and burn off active cannabinoids.
Two Variations for Making Cannabis-Infused Butter (or “Cannabutter)
- 1 lb unsalted butter
- 1 cup water (add more water at any time if needed)
- 1 ounce of ground cannabis flower or 1 1/2 ounces of high-quality cannabis trim (this amount will make some pretty potent butter, so decrease the amount of cannabis if