How to Make Cannabutter

Cannabis Butter Recipe for Cannabutter

Cannabis butter, or Cannabutter, is the easy way to add medical marijuana to “edibles” or “Pot Candy,” as it used to be called. These are better for patients who find edible medical marijuana products easier to absorb than “smokable.”

There are lots of Medical Marijuana Recipes on the web. Our medical marijuana recipes are the easiest ones!

Are there edible cannabis products at a medical marijuana dispensary near me? Yes!
See our Medical Marijuana Dispensary Map for a complete list of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Medical Marijuana Doctors.


  • 1/4 ounce finely ground cannabis aka medical marijuana

  • 1/2 cup aka one stick of unsalted butter

  • Medium saucepan

  • Wooden ladle spoon

  • Any spoon to stir

  • Metal strainer

  • Food container with a tight fitting lid


  1. Melt butter on low heat in a medium saucepan.

  2. Add buds to melted butter a little at a time, while stirring.

  3. Simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes, while stirring often.

    You should see small bubbles forming on the surface.

  4. Strain butter into container using the metal strainer.

    Be sure to filter out all of the finely ground marijuana buds.

  5. Press the spoon firmly, against the wet marijuana buds,

    to squeeze out all the remaining cannabutter.

    The cannabutter should have a slightly green

    color from the medical marijuana.

  6. Use the cannabis butter to make cannabis edibles.

Cannabutter Recipe submitted by Lynn Julian

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