Edibles are the ideal way those to want to get the holistic health benefits of cannabis but aren’t comfortable with smoking. They are also suitable for people that love a slow, intense, and long-lasting experience. Canna butter is fantastic because it makes infusing cannabis into food (and some drinks) easier. Such control is vital for medical cannabis patients, especially those experiencing diminished appetites or food aversions.

Consuming Canna butter is also a great way to avoid the risks associated with the inhalation of cannabis. Canna butter is also a more approachable and inconspicuous way to consume cannabis. Even more good news is that you don’t need to be a skilled chef to understand and use weed recipe. You just have to be patient, informed and organized.

This article will take you through the steps of making canna butter.

Free Cannabutter Recipe

Step 1 – Ingredients and Equipment Needed

The potency of this weed recipe depends on the concentration of the particular strain of cannabis you use. This makes it hard to get exact potency ratios but even a weaker strain will do the trick. If you need a stronger dose, you can research various leaf strains to ensure you get something stronger.  All the ingredients, tools, and equipment that you’ll use for this recipe are readily available at home.

You’ll need the following:

·       ½ ounce of cannabis

·       Scissors or a hand grinder

·       Sheet pan or glass baking dish

·       Oven

·       Butter, margarine or vegetable oil

·       One and a half cup of water

·       Wooden spoon

·       Saucepan

·       knife or spatula

·       Wooden spoon

·       Metal strainer or cheesecloth

·       Glass jar or vial

·       Thermometer (optional)

·       Funnel

·       Knife, spoon or spatula

Step 2 – How to Decarboxylate Cannabis

First, you’ll need to activate the CBD, THC and, cannabinoids in your cannabis leaf stock. This process is also known as Decarboxylation. You do so by baking the cannabis in an oven until it’s dehydrated. This process ensures the perfect infusion of marijuana from the leaf into the lipids in the stabilizing oil (butter). You also have the option of using other plant-based oils and fats if butter is unavailable. Such oils include olive oil, margarine, and coconut oil. It’s a matter of taste and preference.

·       Preheat your oven to 220 degrees (Fahrenheit)

·       Break the cannabis leaf by hand or using scissors or a grinder until you achieve an even consistency. You don’t want it to be too fine as it won’t filler, resulting in a grimy canna butter.

·       Spread it evenly across the sheet pan. Throw it into the oven for between 20 and 45 minutes depending on the quality of the herb.

·       Check and mix it gently every 10 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn. You’ll know the cannabis is ready when it turns from bright green to deep brownish-green.

Step 3 – Combine All the Ingredients and Start Boiling

Now, add some butter and water into the saucepan, ensure the heat is low. Once the butter melts, add your Decarboxylated cannabis. Keep stirring the mix gently with a wooden spoon and cover it with a lid.

Allow the mix to simmer gently for 4 hours. Check on it every half-hour so it doesn’t burn or cling onto the saucepan. If you have a thermometer handy, check to ensure the temperature stays between 120 and 180 degrees (Fahrenheit). Such a temperature range is ideal in preventing the mix from coming to a full boil.

Step 4 – Straining the Mixture after the Boiling Is Done

Once the mixture is ready, it’s time to sieve out the cannabis. You can use a metal strainer to filter out the larger chunks. To eliminate fine sediments, fold a cheesecloth into the funnel. Secure the funnel on top of a glass jar or your storage container of choice.

Once the butter cools off, pour it through the funnel. Allow this mix to strain freely until all the butter is sieved. This may take up to 12 hours, so ensure you set up in a place where the operation won’t be disrupted.

Please avoid the temptation of rushing the process by forcing the butter through the cheesecloth. This will always result in an awful tasting butter.

Step 5 – Letting the Butter Cool and Storing In the Refrigerator

Once the butter has been sieved, it’s ready for use or refrigeration. Remove the cheesecloth. Cover the butter and place it in the refrigerator so it can harden. After an hour in the fridge, the water content will be separated from the butter.

Use a knife, spatula or whatever tool is on hand to scrape the water from the butter.  Place the butter in your desired container and discard the water. Canna butter made using this method has a shelf life of up to 6 months. However, you need to keep it in the fridge to ensure it stays fresh. Whenever you want to use some let it sit in room temperate so it can soften a little.

Dosage Suggestions

Finding the right dose for Canna butter is very tricky. Using too much often leads to disastrous effects; this simple trick will help you with such situations.

This weed recipe contains 14 grams of marijuana. Theoretically, this translates to 14 grams of cannabis depending on the input quality stain. Therefore, you can divide the Canna butter into 14 equal parts. This gives you 14 manageable 1-gram doses.

If you are a beginner, consider using half of such an amount or less. The rule of thumb is to start slow and gradually increase usage as you gauge the desired holistic health effects. Cannabis edibles also take some time to kick in so you should wait for at least 45 minutes before re-dosing.

Please be cautious, especially when re-dosing. If you re-dose before you feel the effects, you might have an uncomfortable experience. So take care.

Bottom Line

Please note that it is incredibly difficult to calculate an adequate dose when preparing homemade edibles. Thus, take care not to go overboard, especially if aren’t comfortable with the way your mind and body responds to cannabis products. Begin with lower doses, consume small amounts of edibles, and increase the frequency of use gradually.

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This article contains a lot of current information for individuals and caregivers interested in the effectiveness of cannabis for MS.

But this article is no substitute for a doctor’s advice. Before attempting to treat your symptoms with medical cannabis, speak to a licensed expert in MS and cannabinoids.

There is more research available on MS and Cannabis that wasn’t covered in this article, and we hope you will continue to explore the available literature and use it to guide this important conversation with a health care practitioner.

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    Thank you!!!

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