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What exactly is cannabutter?


If you want to know what cannabutter is, you’re about to find out! Cannabutter, also known as weed butter, is a remarkable weed edible that's much more than your typical dairy product. This versatile ingredient adds a unique cannabis-infused twist to any recipe, making cannabutter one of the superstars of the cannabis culinary scene.

Think of weed butter as regular butter but with that added boost of THC and other cannabinoids that can spice up any recipe. And if you're wondering how it's made, it involves infusing regular butter with weed or a marijuana distillate. Not only does it add a distinct flavor to your dishes, but it also introduces the therapeutic benefits associated with these compounds to any recipe you add it to. Whether you're looking to alleviate physical discomfort or just enjoy a unique culinary experience, cannabutter can be the perfect addition to your kitchen staples.

Is Cannabutter actually legal?

The legality of weed butter is simple to understand. In many places like Colorado where recreational or medicinal use of cannabis is legal, so is making and consuming cannabutter. At the same time, Colorado and other states where marijuana is legal still have certain rules and regulations regarding edibles.

So, before you start churning your weed butter, make sure to check your local laws. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Also, keep in mind that even if cannabutter is legal in your area, public consumption might not be. Always respect the rules and regulations of your locality and consume responsibly.

Many dispensaries in Colorado sell weed edibles that are made using cannabutter. Buying THC edibles made with cannabutter at a recreational or medical marijuana dispensary is a great way to enjoy cannabutter without worrying about its legality.

How much THC is needed in cannabutter?

Now, let's get down to how much THC is needed in cannabutter. Figuring out how much THC to put in your THC butter can be like solving a complex puzzle. It can vary greatly depending on the strain of cannabis used and how potent you want the final product to be.

We recommend starting small and adjusting as necessary as the key ingredient for a successful canabutter recipe. It’s also important to note that everyone's tolerance to THC is different. Some people may require less to feel the effects, while others may need more. Always consider your tolerance and the preferences of those who will be consuming the cannabutter.

How to make cannabutter

Are you ready to channel your inner Gordon Ramsay? Before we get into how to make cannabutter, we need to understand the process of decarboxylation. It involves heating cannabis flower to activate the cannabinoids, like THC and CBD.

To do this, spread your ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake at 240 degrees for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once you've done that, here's a basic recipe for creating your own cannabutter:

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


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  2. Once the butter has melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis. Mix well.
  3. Simmer on very low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Don't let it boil.
  4. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a glass dish. Be sure to squeeze the plant material to get all the butter out.
  5. Refrigerate until the butter has hardened and separated from the water. The THC and other cannabinoids will bind to the butter.

Voila! You've now got yourself some homemade cannabutter. And remember, the key to a great cannabutter is patience. Take your time with each step, and you'll end up with a high-quality product that you can be proud of.

This recipe for canabutter can be considered potent even if you’re a regular cannabis consumer. For first-time consumers of canabutter, only use a small portion of your recipes. If the recipe calls for 1 stick of butter, we suggest you use 3/4 a stick of regular butter, and 1/4 a stick of your canabutter.

How to properly store cannabutter

Storing cannabutter properly is as crucial as making it. Proper cannabutter storage helps maintain the potency and flavor of your weed butter. It's not like hiding your secret chocolate stash from your roommates; it's about preserving the quality of your cannabutter.

An airtight container in the refrigerator should do the trick. Additionally, you can freeze cannabutter for long-term storage. Just make sure to defrost it properly before use to maintain its texture and flavor.

How to use cannabutter

So now that you’ve got your cannabutter, what's next? Consider it a secret weapon in your culinary arsenal. You can substitute it for regular butter in any recipe, opening a world of weed edibles. Brownies, cookies, and other baked goods are at the top of the list for best cannabutter recipes.

Keep in mind that the effects of edibles can take a bit longer to kick in than other consumption methods. Don't be the person who eats an entire plate of weed brownies because they "don't feel anything yet." Start slow, gauge your tolerance, and adjust your servings accordingly.

Where to purchase cannabutter

If you find making your own cannabutter too daunting or if you're the type who manages to burn even water, don't worry! You can buy a weed butter maker to take out all of the guesswork. If convenience is your top priority, we suggest searching for a weed butter maker online so you can just set it and forget it until it’s ready to use or store.

For many cannabis chefs, cannabutter is a versatile and unique ingredient that can elevate any of your favorite recipes. It's legal where cannabis use is permitted and can be used in a multitude of dishes, sweet or savory so you can become your own cannabis chef at home. If you do decide to make your own canabutter, remember to store it properly to maintain its potency and flavor!

Now that you're well-versed in everything about cannabutter, why not try making it yourself? The Health Center Dispensaries in Boulder and The Health Center Dispensary in Denver have all the products you'll need to get started. From Colorado’s best weed strains, to cannabis edibles that are already infused with cannabutter, we have everything you’ll need. Whether you plan to shop online or in person, we're here to support your journey into cannabis-infused cooking. Let's create some delicious cannabutter recipes and weed edibles together!

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