Cannabutter is a vital ingredient in most cannabis recipes. If you want to make top quality cannabutter the key is ‘low and slow”. You can also use coconut oil, olive oil, or any other fatty oil for your infusions. Just keep in mind, butter burns easily, so keep a close eye on your cannabutter as it cooks.
Cannabis infused butter, otherwise known as cannabutter, is a primary ingredient in many marijuana-infused recipes. Technically infused cannabis butter is an ‘extraction’ because the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the cannabis plant and infused into the butter’s fat. The butter from a normal recipe is then substituted with cannabutter to produce psychoactive effects.
Cannabis butter is often used in decadent edible recipes (such as brownies) but ultimately depends on the cook and their personal preferences / dietary needs. It can be made from dried cannabis buds, trim, solvent-less hash, or even sugar leaf
These plants have been widely used for centuries for both medicinal and recreational use.
While many people choose to smoke or vape cannabis, edibles have grown in popularity. These edibles often contain cannabutter — a cannabis-infused butter that can be purchased at a local cannabis dispensary or made at home.
Still, keep in mind that cannabis is illegal in many states and countries, so always check with your local government before using it or related products.
ADVANTAGES OF CANNABUTTER
Cannabutter is easy to make and complements both sweet and savoury dishes with its rich, buttery goodness. You can use cannabutter as a last-minute addition to creamy curries, as the base for scrumptious cookie dough, or even just smear it on the insides of a simple grilled cheese sandwich.
Cannabutter is usually where most beginner weed chefs start their long, psychoactive journey with homemade edibles.
• Easy to make
• Works in sweet and savory dishes
• Relatively inexpensive
• High fat content supports potent edibles
DISADVANTAGES OF CANNABUTTER
The main downside to cannabutter is, obviously, its fat and dairy content. If you’re watching your fat intake, are vegan, or are intolerant to dairy, using cannabutter simply isn’t an option for you when it comes to making edibles. Luckily, that’s where cannabis coconut oil can save the day!
Keep in mind that butter also has a low smoke point; high heat can spoil the flavour and effect of your edibles.
• Not the healthiest option
• Low smoke point
Cannabutter Main Uses
Cannabis offers many health benefits and is becoming more accepted as a natural treatment for various diseases and ailments.
Cannabutter is a smoke-free option and can be used in different edible cannabis products, making it a popular choice.
May alleviate cancer-related symptoms
Many cancer treatments lead to undesired symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and pain, and a lot of research focuses on natural remedies to relieve them (3Trusted Source).
Cannabis has been used as a natural treatment for nausea and vomiting throughout history. In fact, its anti-nausea properties were one of its first discovered medical benefits (4Trusted Source).
Cannabis contains compounds called cannabinoids. They affect your body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates various bodily processes, including mood, memory, and appetite (4Trusted Source).
While THC has been most extensively studied, it appears that other cannabinoids, such as CBD, may also help treat nausea and vomiting (4Trusted Source).
However, keep in mind that excessive cannabis use can lead to the same symptoms. Therefore, it’s important to work with a healthcare professional to ensure you’re using cannabis safely and effectively (5Trusted Source).
Finally, cannabis is widely prescribed to help treat cancer-related pain (5Trusted Source).
Cannabutter can be incorporated into foods, making it a useful, smoke-free, edible op9tion for people with cancer.
Cannabis is commonly cited as an effective sleep aid.
One review noted that THC alone or combined with CBD improved sleep (6Trusted Source).
While the underlying mechanism needs more research, it appears that these two cannabinoids affect your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle and decrease pain-associated insomnia (7Trusted Source).
More quality research is needed to better understand the relationship between cannabis and sleep.
Making Cannabutter – HOW TO MAKE CANNABIS BUTTER (CANNABUTTER) RECIPE
Cannabutter is one of the most important ingredients in cannabis edibles. While making cannabutter is not hard, it does take some time and dedication.
What kind of butter for the cannabutter we talking?
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
500ml / 2 cups water
How much weed for cannabutter ?
¼ oz decrabalated cannabis decarboxylated ground premium cannabis
What Are Some Ways to Successfully Decarb Cannabis?
Make sure that you pre-heat your oven to no more than 245 °Fahrenheit. Otherwise, your buds will start decarbing as soon as you pop it into a still-warming-up oven. In this case, you might end up with “over-cooked” flowers that no longer have any cannabinoids in them.
Another essential step to decarbing is to rotate the buds with a wooden spoon every 10 minutes. This helps prevent the flowers from sticking to the sheet and decarboxylating unevenly. Besides, you only have to do this twice or thrice, as the decarb process just needs 25 to 30 minutes of oven time.
Decarbing in the Mason Jar
This method is somewhat more reliable because it reduces the risk of burning cannabis, and it minimizes strong odors that usually occur when heating the cannabis in the oven.
The steps for decarboxylating marijuana are as follows:
- Set your oven between 104 and 115 degrees celsius.
- Slide your oven rack in the middle of the oven.
- Break the cannabis into smaller pieces, and they should be about the rice’s size.
- Take the mason jar, put the marijuana pieces, and screw the lid lightly.
- Lay the damp kitchen towel over your baking sheet.
- Place the mason jar on top of the towel. It will prevent the jar from rolling around or falling over.
- Let it bake for approximately sixty minutes. After every fifteen minutes, gently remove the jar and shake it to disperse the marijuana evenly.
- Once the sixty minutes are up, take the mason jar out from the oven.
- Before using or storing them in the container, allow the cannabis buds to cool at room temperature for thirty minutes.
Advantages of Adding Water When Making Weedbutter
Including water, especially when cooking on the stovetop, insures the cannabis will never reach a higher temperature than the boiling point or 212 degrees F.
More importantly, the chlorophyll, the part of the plant that gives it its color and adds to the green herbal flavor, is water-soluble and a lot of it will likewise bind to the water during the cooking process instead of infusing themselves into the fats along with the THC. In practical terms, this means less herbal flavor and green color in the finished marijuana butter or oil.
Some people dispute this fact. I put it to a personal test in the infusions above. The ones made WITH water in the mix (the two in the center) not only have a lighter color and less pronounced flavor, they yielded back slightly more volume after straining.
All that said, the marijuana butter might still appear mighty green, even when cooked with water. The amount will vary from strain to strain with some coming out pale green or almost yellow, while others take on a deep forest green color.
You can see the differences in the photo above where I used a different strain to make the different weed butters and oils pictured. The visual difference is especially apparent in the butter, but keep in mind that color has nothing to do with potency.
Without water in the mix, the plant material tends to absorb more of the butter and oil. This means usable product is going into the trash, a problem that’s reduced when adding water (see the straining directions below for why this is).
The increased liquid volume also gives cooks the option to add more plant material in order to make more concentrated infusions if they wish. Personally I am a big advocate of strong infusions because you can use less of them to get the dose you need.
Disadvantages of Adding Water When Making THC Butter
Adding water is definitely more work when it comes to draining and straining as you need to separate out the water from the fat. As butter will harden into a solid, it’s easy to just lift if off, but oil will have to be separated (instructions below).
The other disadvantage is if you leave even a drop of water behind it has the potential to grow mold. This is not an issue if you use the infusion soon.
I usually add an extra step after straining and that is to place my infusion in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Stir constantly over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes to make sure any trace of water have evaporated off.
One other tip: NEVER ADD LECITHIN!
Some people (but not me) like to add lecithin when making marijuana butter or oil. NEVER DO THIS WHEN USING WATER! Lecithin causes fats to bind to liquids and you will likewise be left with an unable mess if you make this fatal error
HOW TO MAKE CANNABUTTER
How to Make Stove Top CannabutterCourse: EDIBLE RECIPESCuisine: Cannabis, Cannabutter
Stove Top Cannabutter
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
¼ oz decrabalated cannabis
½ cup water (add more water at any time if needed)
- Add ½ cup of water and 2 sticks (½ lb) of butter in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low to medium heat. Adding water helps to regulate the temperature and prevents the butter from scorching. As butter begins to melt, add in ground weed.
- Maintain low heat and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure the mixture never comes to a full boil.
- Pour the hot mixture into a glass container, using a cheesecloth to strain out all ground weed from the butter mixture. Squeeze or press the plant material to get as much liquid out of the weed as possible. Discard leftover weed.
- Cover and refrigerate remaining liquid overnight or until the butter is fully hardened. Once hardened, the butter will separate from the water, allowing you to lift the cannabutter out of the container. Discard remaining water after removing the hardened cannabutter.
HOW TO MAKE CANNABUTTER (CANNABUTTER) VIDEO
Large glass bowl
Strainer or sieve that fits in the glass bowl
Lidded glass jar (to store the finished Cannabutter)
HOW TO MAKE CANNABIS BUTTER With Trim
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!
HOW TO MAKE ABV CANNABUTTER With – 4 Oz Already Vaped Cannabis
Use one cup of water
One cup of butter
Add a cup of ABV
- Usually it takes people quite some time to collect a reasonable quantity of already vaped bud. Because it is much less potent than fresh bud, don’t be afraid to use plenty of it. Use one cup of water and one cup of butter, warm them up in a pan. Add a cup of ABV weed. mix and simmer.
- The THC is already decarboxylated and psychoactive. Simmering simply allows the oil-soluble THC to preferentially dissolve in the butter/oil. After a couple of hours filter through a cloth and allow to cool in a fridge. The following day the butter/oil will have hardened and can be removed and used in your cooking, edibles or toast!
Air Fryer Cannabuter Recipe
20 ounces butter / olive oil/ Coconut oil
3.5 – 1 Ounce cannabis flowers (or 2 -3 oz rosin chips)
1 Teaspoon Sunflower/ Soy Lecithin (optional)
- Air Fryer – Oven Safe Dish to Fit in fryer basket
- Fine Mesh Filter
- Decarb: Decarboxylate the cannabis by grinding, destemming and placing in a heat safe dish covered with foil. Poke holes in the foil for air and place in Air Fryer. Heat for 2 – 30 minute cycles at 250° F for a total of 1 hour, mix between cycles.
- Infuse: Add the butter or oil to the dish with the activated cannabis. Replace foil cover and heat another cycle this time for 40 minutes at 250° F.
Remove foil cover and replace in oven for 2 more cycles 250° F for 40 minutes each. ( Monitor and lower temperature if it gets too hot or if the oil itself is over 220° F)
- Mold and chill: Pour into molds and keep chilled until ready to use.
How to Make Cannabutter in a Mason Jar
There are over a dozen different methods for making canna-butter on the internet, some decarb the weed in the oven, others use a crockpot to cook their butter, while a few others just throw everything into one pot with water and strain it all out later.
So why use this method for making canna-butter? This method is low maintenance, it’s simple, has the least amount of smell and mess, and it decarbs the cannabis flowers as it infuses with the butter, without burning the plant material. It’s as close to a set it and forget it butter machine as you can get.
PRO Tip for Vegans: You can also use this method for infusing other oils like coconut oil, olive oil, etc. Just pay attention to the oil’s burning point.
1. Preparation I like to have all of my active ingredients laid out in my work area from the beginning. In French cooking areas this is called “mise en place”, or putting in place. I always find doing this action permits me to keep a clean and sanitary work area, and it ends up saving time in the long term.
Butter, pre-infusion. Put the decarbed cannabis into the mason container. Then, put the liquid butter over the cannabis, afix the lid of the container, and tighten up.
In a deep pot filled with hot water, begin your immersion circulator at 160 degrees F. If you are utilizing a water bath approach use your instant read thermometer to get a temperature level reading in your slow cooker or in the oven. Keep in mind, a lot of oven temperature levels are wildly inaccurate and can differ in various areas in your oven. (I have a thermometer that lives in my oven due to the fact that I have trust issues.).
Over a saucepan location a great mesh sieve with cheese clothing or a micron filter. I actually like the MagicalButter Micron bag,
On a sheet pan, set out some silicone molds. I like these ones as they hold about 20 millilitres of liquid, so it’s a very good vessel for 15-milligram portions.
Light a joint, put on a playlist (see below), find a comfortable chair, dance around your kitchen, do whatever you desire, but every 20 minutes, inspect your thermometer and ensure that your infusion is hanging out somewhere around 160 degrees. You can also thoroughly flip the container to make sure the plant matter is getting completely submerged in butter. Do not shake the containers! I repeat, keep inspecting your temperature level, but likewise delight in the two hours of very little work.
3. Fining and filtering.
When your infusion is done, gradually pour the contents of your mason jars into your cheesecloth or micron bag, which should be sitting on top of the strainer. The liquid butter will go through the layers of filtration into the saucepan. Any butter which runs easily through the filter should be collected and put aside. This first run of butter is going to taste the very best and need to be reserved for sauces and more delicately flavoured baking (think shortbread).
Switching in your second pan you can now gently push the wet plant matter against the filter. I like to utilize a silicone spatula to do this pushing because it enables a more gentle pressure. You will observe a much darker coloured butter from this method. This infused butter will taste a little more “weedy and dank”, and it is best used in something with a more powerful flavour, like chocolate or cheese.
4. Analysis, product packaging, and storage.
Once I have filtered my butter, my next step is analysis. I take little samples from both runs of butter and use my TCheck Uv Spectrometer, which offers me a reasonably precise representation of the cannabinoid content of the butter.
I then use a food syringe to ration 15-milligram portions of liquid butter and thoroughly give the butter into specific cavities of my silicone molds. This offers a precisely portioned and dosed butter crown. When the molds are filled, put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to tighten. As soon as company, pop the butter pates out of the mold.
The Magical Cannabutter Machine makes cleanups easy and keeps the cannabutter as simple as possible.
The Best Cannabutter Machines
Want to skip all the hassle when it comes to cannabutter? Thankfully there are some amazing devices out there that can eliminate the fuss and deliver top quality cannabutter that you can use in whichever delicious edibles you’d like. Here are our favorites:
1. Magical Cannabutter Machine
If you’re looking to simplify the cannabutter making process to the point where it’s virtually automated, invest in the Magical Cannabutter Machine.
All you need to do is pour your decarboxylated cannabis flowers into the machine with a melted stick of butter, and a tablespoon of lecithin—and let the Magical Cannabutter machine take care of the rest.
2. LEVO 2 cannabis infuser
The LEVO cannabis infuser was created with the intention of making cannabutter as simple to cook as it is to brew a pot of coffee. This little machine has accomplished that. The machine is sleek, easy to use, and discreet (a plus for anyone who lives with disapproving parents or roommates).
To make cannabutter or infused oil with the LEVO, simply place your ground cannabis into the metal cylinder, place it into the metal bowl that’s filled with oil or melted butter, set the temperature, and press start.
Since this is one of the most widely used bases for cannabis edibles recipes, it also tends to come with the most questions. Here are answers to a few of the most popular questions that I receive.
- Is Cannabutter illegal?
These edibles often contain cannabutter — a cannabis-infused butter that can be purchased at a local cannabis dispensary or made at home. Still, keep in mind that cannabis is illegal in many states and countries, so always check with your local government before using it or related products.
- What is the lowest temperature to make cannabutter
Maintain low heat (ideally above 160ºF but never exceeding 200ºF) and let the mixture simmer for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture should never come to a full boil.
- What is the reason to decarb your weed before making cannabutter?
A crucial step in making edibles or cannabis topicals at home is decarbing weed to make sure all the cannabinoids you want to experience are fully activated. When cannabis is cooked or baked, its active cannabinoids are absorbed through digestion.
Decarbing weed also helps reduce the risk of microbiological contaminants. When weed decarboxylates, it loses moisture, which in turn decreases the chance of bacterial growth.
- Can you make potbutter with 1g?
One gram will not make sufficiently powerful cannabutter. Or enough cannabutter to make anything with. You'd be better off smoking it! A gram is an average joint size.
- Can you make Cannabutter with an eighth?
For this recipe, you'll need 2 sticks of butter for every eighth, or 3.5 grams, of marijuana. With 3.5 grams of flower, it will make 525 milligrams of THC.
- How much Cannabutter does an ounce make?
This recipe uses 4 sticks of butter to every ounce of marijuana, so if you're using a half ounce of weed that's about 2 sticks of butter.
- What color is cannabutter?
This varies based on the strain and color The visual difference is especially apparent in the butter, but keep in mind that color has nothing to do with potency.
- Why isn't my Cannabutter green?
Again .. The color has nothing to do with the potency of your cannabutter but is instead a clear indication that it has been cooked too long. In order to avoid this, you simply need to keep the cooking time of cannabutter and oil down to one hour.
- What color should Cannabutter be?
Yellow…..The cannabutter should be the same nice yellow color all the way through. Look for a homogenous product with solidity. (This varies based on the strain)
- Why does my Cannabutter have two layers?
One layer is the butter that rises to the top. Another layer is nothing but ice crystals. Another layer is plant matter … just debris and is of no use. After its frozen, run warm water around the outside of your container to loosen up the product
- Why does my Cannabutter look separated?
The final reason to clarify butter is its texture. … Finally, if you decide to use water when you cook your cannabutter, the water in the butter, as well as a lot of the milk solids, will separate from the butter after you let it cool, even if you don't clarify it beforehand.
- How long is too long to cook CannaButter?
24 hours Its required to extract the THC from the finely ground Cannabis. However, you do not want to cook the CannaButter any longer than 24 hours. NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS. After 24 hours the THC will degrade and the butter will go bitter.
- What is this difference between cannabutter and coconut oil?
these two products have many similar uses and come from the same cannabis plant, they’re produced and used in very different ways.
- WILL CANNABUTTER WORK ON TOAST?
Yes! Some may find the taste to be a little strong if you’re eating it directly on toast, but others swear by it. Personally, I like to add a little honey to cut the cannabutter taste a little bit. Or I use it when making cinnamon toast.
But – yes – CannaButter will absolutely work on toast.
- How much Cannabutter do you put on toast?
Typically, I'll try about 1 teaspoon of my finished cannabutter on an afternoon or evening where I don't have anywhere to be. I usually put it on top of toast, but you can use it on whatever type of dish you'd normally garnish with butter.
- Can you eat Cannabutter straight up?
Absolutely you can eat just the cannabutter to get high. But take a very tiny dose. Cannabutter can sneak up on you right when you think it's not working!
Learn how to roll a blunt would be my suggestion.
- CAN CANNABUTTER SPOIL OR MOLD?
Yuppers. CannaButter can go rancid, so it’s important to keep it refrigerated – especially if you live in warmer climates.
- Why did my Cannabutter mold?
The problem is that it has water in it. Once you do your extraction wash it a few times. Then scrap off all the material on the bottom of your “puck” of butter. This is B grade to use in cookies or something.
- CAN CANNABUTTER LAST IN THE FREEZER?
Also yes. If you’re not going to be using your CannaButter within one month, we recommend storing it in the freezer for up to six months.
- CAN CANNABUTTER KILL A DOG?
Technically, yes. BUT it would take a LOT of weed to kill Fido. Like – a LOT of it. If you’re not using commercial-sized equipment to make your CannaButter, then you’re probably safe – although we don’t recommend feeding it to your dog.
- CAN I PUT CANNABUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE?
We don’t recommend making CannaButter in the microwave (we prefer our low and slow method), but you can put it in the microwave when you’re using it in your cannabis edibles recipes.
The microwave may break a few THC molecules but probably not enough for you to notice.
Microwave radiation carries about 100,000x less energetic photons than sunlight. No chemical bonds in THC are weak enough they can be broken by microwave.
- Do you cover Cannabutter while cooking?
I wouldn't no, if you do the temperature will rise too high and you'll lose potency.
- WILL COOKING WITH WEED BUTTER SMELL?
We get this concern all the time. As long as you decarbed your weed properly, you shouldn't have a frustrating smell when making CannaButter. In fact, we observed no smell when making it in our crockpot. However if you have issues about the smell of cooking with Cannabis
- WHICH IS BETTER – CANNABUTTER OR CANNA OIL?
This completely depends on what recipe you’re cooking and what you’re in the mood for. While you’ll probably find that the more common cannabis edibles recipes stick with PotButter, we find that Canna Oil is just as effective and in fact preferred for some recipes (like for Taco Chicken Chili).
- If your just using leaf and not bud do you still need to put in oven first
We still recommend decarbing it first. You just need to make sure that it’s fully dried before starting the decarb process
- I had purchased a ton of margarine. Then found out I needed actual butter. Can I make a recipe with margarine for future use??
- In a crockpot should I be cooking on low or keep warm option?
- After decarbing can you jar your decarbed weed until you are ready to use it?
Yes! Just store in an airtight container in a cool, dark location (like the back of your kitchen cabinet) for up to 6 months.
- What does weedbutter look like?
- Why is my Cannabutter weak?
If the temperature is too high, or you expose it to heat for too long, then you end up destroying many of cannabis's beneficial compounds. Likewise, if the temperature is too low or it's exposed for too short a time, then you obtain suboptimal results that will result in less potent cannabutter.
- How to Make Cannabis Butter Strong ?
Make your cannabutter stronger with 28g grams weed leaves, together with 14 grams of flower.
To do this use 28g of cured trimmings (preferably the small, sugary bud leaves)
14g of cannabis blossoms (choose the quality you like)
250g of salted butter (salted butter = higher melting point)
300ml of tap water (plus approximately 50ml for every hour of simmering)
Large saucepan/pot (pan works fine)
Butter knife (for fast results use kitchen blender)
Cheesecloth (a fine kitchen sieve , or any kind of finer mesh material does the job)
Lidded glass jar (glasses look very nice, plastic can also be used)
Anything from 8-24 hours of your time (due to the long-simmering at low heat)
Disclaimer: you experiment at your own risk
This recipe is meant to produce very potent butter. It uses 28g grams of sugary bud leaves, together with 14 grams of buds. The trimmings and buds are a blend of two different strains, one being indica-dominant, with strong Afghani influences, and Cheese.
The raw material has been cured in jars for 14 days.
If this is your first time making cannabis butter, you might want to use substantially less raw material and experiment with lower amounts of trim and bud.
- How do I know if my Cannabutter is strong?
First, identify the percentage of THC in the strain you're cooking with. On average, most strains have about 10 percent THC. Strains that have 15-20 percent THC are above average, and those with 21 percent THC or higher are exceptionally strong.
- How long does cannabutter last ?
Once infused, pot butter lasts only a few weeks in the fridge; I wouldn't feel safe cooking with it or eating it after a month.
If you store that pot butter in something airtight and throw it in the freezer, though, it should last around six months.
- Does Cannabutter go bad if not refrigerated?
If left out at room temp the butter will soften to almost the liquid state and go rancid. If you want to be able to leave it out, make gee, which is clarified butter.
This can be left out for several weeks, or months depending on the weather and the conditions inside your living space.
- How much butter do you lose making Cannabutter?
You can potentially lose around 15% of your total weight due to evaporation of the water that's in most butter. Add a couple more percentage points due to leaving behind milk solids, and toss in some more loss due to fats left behind on the plant material after straining / pressing.
- Does Cannabutter lose potency?
Edibles do not lose potency, so you can store them for however long the food itself is good. The same goes for freezing cannabis edibles.
You can store for longer periods with no loss of potency.
- What is Lecithin?
Lecithin is a phospholipid, a type of fat that serves an essential role within the body and makes up parts of cell membranes.
Medicinally lecithin is used to treat a variety of conditions including high cholesterol, anxiety, eczema, liver and gallbladder disease, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also frequently used in the manufacturing of medicines.
- What Does Lecithin Do?
Lecithin is also commonly used as a food additive because it helps stabilize foods and works as an emulsifier that helps bind ingredients that normally don’t stick together, such as oil and water.
When you look at lecithin in these terms, it’s easy to see how this might be useful for some applications.
- Do you Need Lecithin in Cannabis Cooking?
Need it? No. And in many cases you won’t even want it. But there are some applications where it’s helpful.
- What is lethicin used for in cannabutter?
Sugar and cocoa bind well with water, yet cannabutter doesn't.
Lecithin can be used to remedy this issue. … As well as this, lecithin is known to be a surfactant, a compound that lowers surface tension. This fact means that lecithin helps to distribute THC and cannabinoids more efficiently.
- WHAT IS GHEE?
Ghee is butter that has already been clarified or has had the milk solids removed. This pre-done step eliminates the need for you to clarify your butter.
In this clarified state, ghee is essentially an oil and can be cooked like a traditional cannabis oil infusion.
Use this cannabis coconut oil recipe and simply swap the cannabis coconut oil for your ghee to make simple cannabis-infused ghee.
- How to make cannabutter the Quickest
Cannabutter Safety & Side Effects
Though cannabutter is safe to eat, you should consider some important side effects. Unlike smoking or vaping, finding an appropriate dosage for edible cannabis products can be difficult due to varying THC concentrations (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
With edibles, it can take 30–90 minutes to notice effects, with reactions peaking around 2–4 hours. However, this depends on how much was consumed, as well as your gender, body weight, and metabolism (11Trusted Source).
Since cannabutter is added to many baked goods and candy, it can be easy to unintentionally overconsume it due to the enjoyable flavor and unknown THC concentration (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).
Common side effects of edible cannabis include dry mouth, sleepiness, paranoia, impaired motor control, and altered senses. If overconsumed, you may experience hallucinations, delusions, or even psychosis (1, 13Trusted Source).
Finally it’s important to securely store your cannabutter and other edible cannabis products since they often resemble candy, cookies, or other baked products.