If you dream to learn how to make edibles with weed, you have to understand that it is not possible without cannabutter. It is truly an essential part of making cannabis edibles. This is something you can make yourself, in the comfort of your home. First, you need to gather all the ingredients. The most important thing in the recipe is full-fat unsalted butter! Do not even think about margarine. THC must easily bind to the butter’s fat. Also, make sure you have a crock pot for making cannabutter, as due to its constant temperature, you will save more volume.
We will start making butter from weed with the process of deoxecarbolyzation in order to convert the inactive THC elements into the active ones called THC+. THC is present in the whole plant, starting from trim and ending with seeds and stems. Here comes the first advantage of making your own medicine—everything is used, nothing is thrown away. Another good thing about it is that you do not have to buy expensive cannabis because the result will be the same even with the cheapest strain.
As soon as you grind your cannabis, either with your hands or using a coffee grinder, spread it out on the baking sheet and let it dry a little in the oven at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for not more than 15 minutes. Do not panic if your weed smokes a bit, that is OK, you have not ruined the product. Once the weed turns brown, put it in the pot. Melt butter and add it to the pot stick by stick, stirring each portion of butter. Then cook the substance for 3 hours at a high temperature. Cover the crock-pot to be sure no more butter boils out.
When you notice a foam of a yellow tint, collect it, as it is water that can water down your butter. You may use a small spoon for that. Once 3 hours have passed, pour the substance into a dutch oven and boil for a minute or so. It will help you get rid of any excess water in the butter. Take a large pot that you are sure will not melt and put a strainer covered with a cheesecloth in it. Then pour the substance you have right through it. When you are done, gather the sides of the cheesecloth, twist them and push down. This way, you will not loose even a milligram of butter.
That is it! The butter is cooked, it is time to taste it!