This won't be a step-by-step really, more of a guideline with the important details, on how to take your weed, twigs, anything-with-THC on it — and turn it into cannabis butter. The cannabutter in turn, can be used to make anything that requires butter or would taste good with butter. Bake some brownies, slap some on your pancakes, anything. So let's get started:
Wtf, how does weed get inside my butter?
THC is soluble in fat, and butter/margarine is full of it. The fat in the butter actually breaks the THC down into a digestible form. If you were to just eat your plant material, you wouldn't get high.
THC is soluble in oil at ROOM TEMPERATURE. Heating just speeds up the process. So if you're not a fan of butter and/or don't have a crockpot, you can just throw your stash in oil~
Ok, so what butter do I use?
Anything. Try to get butter with the highest fat content.
How much butter and cannabis do I use?
However much you need. Think about saturation, the more butter you use vs plant material, the less potent the butter will be. For example, can drop a quarter of cannabis in a half quart of butter. You'll get a great product. Or you can use a dime bag of weed and a half quart of butter, and you'll get buzzed if you're lucky.
So how do I do it bro?!
The goal of saturating the butter with THC is to “cook” it at the lowest temperature possible. SLOW AND LOW IS THE TEMPO. If your butter is boiling, you're losing THC. Heating just speeds up the process(with risk!), so it's not really required. NEVER SAUTEE/COOK YOUR BUTTER in a frying pan. If it's frying, IT'S DYING. Just say no!
Easiest method is to use a crockpot. Crank it to LOW and put your butter inside. Let the butter melt, then add the plant material. Make sure it's submerged, anything floating above won't be absored(duh). Let it sit on LOW for 12 HOURS. Yes, TWELVE HOURS. You want all the THC so be absorbed, and at such a low temperature it's going to take some time. Trust me, it's worth the wait.
You can mimic the procedure with a pot on your stove, but I wouldn't fall asleep with your stove on! Set up a double boil on your stove(one pot with water on the stove, with a pot of butter/cannabis mixture above it), and heat the butter/cannabis mixture until you'e satisfied it's saturated with cannabinoids.
After the allotted time, strain the plant material from the butter. Make sure to squeeze out any liquid from the cannabis. Put the butter in a container and let it sit in the fridge until solidified. You can throw away the leftover cannabis, or let it dry and smoke that bitch. It won't be as potent, but why waste anything?
How do I know it's fire shit?
Easy. The more potent the butter, the greener it'll be. Yes, your once yellow butter will actually turn GREEN. If it's a consistent green throughout, you've done an amazing job. If there are different shades of green, like a gradient(light to dark), it's still potent - but not completely saturated(the dark green on the bottom is actually sediment from the plant material).
How does it look once it's all done?
And that's it! You've got yourself a batch of butter that'll knock your stoner socks off.
Stay regular super stoners~