2 Oz decarboxylated leaf, stem or trim
HOW TO MAKE CANNABIS BUTTER With Trim Directions
- Before we start melting and mixing, we need to activate the sugar leaves. They’re already high in the cannabinoid acid THCA, but we need to convert that into THC to achieve a psychoactive effect. This can be done easily by applying heat—a process known as decarboxylation.
Begin by placing your dried sugar leaves on a chopping board. Chop them up as fine as possible with a sharp kitchen knife, or throw them into a blender to save some time.
Once processed, place the plant matter on a baking tray and preheat the oven to 100°C; bake for 40 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a pan, add the water, and mix thoroughly. Add your plant matter and set to low heat. Simmer the mixture for a total of eight hours. Remember to add an extra 50ml of water every hour!
Check on the mixture frequently to make sure it doesn’t rise above a simmer, and give it a stir every now and then.
- Next, you’ll need to filter your mixture. Fix the cheesecloth to the edges of the measuring jug using string or a rubber band and strain the mixture. You should be left with a vicious, green liquid.
Pour into separate containers—mason jars work well—and place them in the fridge for storage.
The cannabutter will solidify and display a gorgeous light green color. Now you’re ready to cook all manner of psychoactive edibles!