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How to Make Marijuana Butter

Makes 1 – 1.25 cups of strong marijuana butter. Will store in fridge up to 1 month.


    • 8 oz bud trim
    • 1 lb (2 cups) butter
    • Large pot with lid
    • Large glass bowl
    • Metal spoon


    1.  Add bud trim to large pot, cover with cold water. Add the lb of butter on top. Bring to a boil & stir in butter as it melts.
    2. Turn heat down – but maintain boiling. Cover & cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    3. Remove from heat. Place one spoonful of bud trim at a time into strainer. Press all liquid butter out of the strainer with the metal spoon into a large glass bowl. Repeat the process until you have all the liquid butter separated from the bud trim.
    4. Leave the bowl with the liquid butter on the counter
      until cool (4 to 5 hrs). Then place it in the fridge, uncovered, overnight. Discard the bud trim – it makes great compost.
    5.  Next morning skim solidified butter from the top of the bowl into a glass measuring cup. Discard green/brown liquid left in the bottom of the bowl.


Substitute oil for melted marijuana butter (microwave for 45 sec. – 1 min.) Follow cookie recipe, but make cookies 1/2 the recommended size. 60 cookies to 1/4 cup of marijuana butter makes a nice strong single dose cookie. This can vary with the quality of bud trim.

Caution – Do not take more than one cookie on the first try. If in doubt, try a bite first, then wait one hour. The butter and cookies are potent. Label well and keep out of reach of the unsuspecting – overdosing on edible cannabis is very uncomfortable.