In order to activate the psychoactive potential, the flower must be heated in an oven at a low temperature. Now is not a bad time to check out how to make a terpene-infused Air Freshener, because your kitchen is going to smell of cannabis. Unless you enjoy basking in the plant’s odor. Butter is a versatile carrier of THC and a potential ingredient in many recipes. Other carriers may be used as a substitute, such as almond, olive, or coconut oil. Before we move ahead, the first step in this process is decarboxylating the cannabis flower.
You will need:
- 1 cup of cannabis
- 1 cup of butter
- Clean, empty jar
Decarboxylation is fancy word for removing the carbon dioxide from the plant. Place the flower on parchment paper and the parchment paper onto a pan. Place it in the oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 45 minutes. Congratulations, you now know how to successfully decarboxylate cannabis. Make sure to use the word decarboxylate as often as possible, and maybe buy yourself a lab coat because you are now practically a scientist.
Next, per every one cup of cannabis (roughly 6-10 grams), use 1 cup of butter. Grind up your decarboxylated cannabis. Put the butter in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and place it on low heat until the butter melts and mixes with the water. Add the cannabis. Maintain a low heat (175 F to 200 F) and let the mixture simmer for 2 hours. Line the empty jar with cheesecloth and pour the mixture in. Remove excess water. Refrigerate for an hour before use.
That’s it! Replace the butter in a recipe with cannabutter. It is hard to gauge exactly how many milligrams is in the concoction, as THC levels vary, so use 1/4 to 1/2 of a teaspoon and wait an hour to gauge how you feel.
This butter can be added on to a steak, cooked into vegetables, such as grilled asparagus, or used in macaroni and cheese. Truly, any dish which involves butter.