Making Medical Marijuana Butter
Medical Marijuana Butter (Cannabutter) The great thing about this cannabutter is that it can be used in such a wide variety of recipes. Many great recipes call for butter or oil and cannabutter can be replaced with both. First prepare you weed by drying and sifting the weed of all stems and seeds. Be aware this method and there are many takes some time and stinks of pot so it will be noticed. To prepare and make cannabutter you will need: 1 fairly fine strainer ( or screen, pantyhose) 1 large cooking pot (crock-pot or electric skillet or large pot) 1 gallon of water 1 pound of butter ( salted or unsalted ) 1 to 2 ounces of marijuana ( leaves & trimmings ) Or 1 quarter ounce of marijuana (buds) Put the 1 gallon of water into the cooking pot and add the marijuana. Cook the concoction until it is simmering. Add the butter cutting it into pieces first. Continue to Simmer in the pot for 2 - 3 hours, and wait until most all of the water has evaporated. This process will create quite a strong aroma of marijuana. At that point turn off the heat. Let the concoction cool for 30 minutes to an hour, then strain all of the contents of the pot into a bowl and place it in refrigerator. Depending on your preference, the contents of the pot can be strained several times. Each additional straining produces a finer and higher grade of cannabutter. After the strained cannabutter has refrigerated for 30 - 60 minutes. The solid butter will settle to the bottom and the water will rise to the top. Remove the cannabutter from the refrigerator and pour the remaining water off of the top, thus leaving the butter intact and whole. Put the cannabutter in the microwave for roughly 30 - 60 seconds, until the cannabutter is soft enough to move into a storage container. Keep the cannabutter stored in the refrigerator for ut to a month or so or you can keep it longer if you freeze it. * This recipe makes 1 to 1 & 1/2 cups of cannabutter.