Cannabis is one of those plants that have multiple uses and from which we can derive so many other products that can be used in our day to day lives without anyone knowing that they are marijuana products. One of the most used cannabis products is cannabutter which is preferred due to the ease of preparing it and the fact that it can be consumed with many other edibles.
Let us look at how to make cannabutter using simple steps that will ensure you save a lot of money that previously was directed towards the buying of cannabutter.
How to make cannabis-infused butter fast?
It is possible to make high-quality cannabutter at home within one and a half hours. In order for you to get underway with this procedure, you will need the following ingredients; quarter an ounce of finely ground cannabis buds and half a cup of butter that has been salted. Salted butter can be bought from any shop around you.
As for the cannabis buds, these may be hard to find if you do not grow them yourself or if you do not know a dealer in your area.
The good thing is that you can order some from an online shop that deals with marijuana. Make sure that the store ships to your area or it may be difficult to get the buds should they be shipped elsewhere.
- Start the procedure of making the cannabutter by melting the salted butter on low heat in a saucepan.
- Once all the butter has melted, add the finely ground cannabis buds and simmer for at least 45 minutes or so.
- As the butter and the cannabis buds continue to simmer, remember to stir frequently.
- The next step is to strain the butter onto a dish; a glass dish is more preferable than a plastic one; it should also have a tight lid. Ensure you squeeze the remaining buds to get every drop of butter that may have been left in it.
- Once done, you can now do away with the plant matter.
- Your cannabutter is now ready for use, or you can store for later use.
Having the right ratio of the desired cannabinoid in the cannabutter will help to ensure that your desired results, be they medication or leisure, are achieved. It is important that this ratio is also determined in order, not to overdose in THC, which could result in a prolonged high that could eventually lead to some other unforeseen problems later.
CBD does not have any severe effect when taken in large amounts, but just like any other thing out there, more so a drug, too much of it is poisonous.
With homemade cannabutter, you may find it hard to measure the ratio of the cannabinoid in it to the butter. Even with this challenge, there have come up creative ways to ensure that one does not consume too much cannabis than their tolerance can endure.
For the average cannabis user, one pound of butter of approximately four sticks of it is suitable for use with one ounce of cannabis.
For cannabutter bought from a shop, it will have the cannabinoid content indicated on the label.
How to make cannabutter from trimmings
The cannabis plant is one that all its parts can be put into use even after harvesting the buds. The marijuana leaves can also be used to make cannabutter.
You will first and foremost need to gather the leaves and then mulch them. It is important that these leaves be ground first before mulching.
This helps you to get more cannabinoid content than if the leaves were mulched without being ground. Once you have mulched the leaves, put the mulch into a pot. Add to the pot, butter, and water.
To every one ounce of butter, add four ounces of water. Bring this mixture to a boil under medium heat and stir as frequently as possible. The boiling should be maintained until at least half the amount of water has been evaporated.
The presence of oil floating at the top of the butter will signify that it is time now to lower the heat and start straining the contents of the pot.
Once you are done with the straining, let the butter cool and then move to a container with a tight lid and refrigerate. Your cannabutter is ready for consumption now and can be added to any meal or used for cooking.
Can cannabutter go bad?
Just like any other butter, cannabutter can go bad and thus the need for refrigeration. When cannabutter is made and not stored well, the likelihood of mold forming on it is very high.
In order to avert this, one needs to use airtight containers for storing the cannabutter. Also, ensure that you check on the cannabutter every day, this is regardless of the method followed on how to make cannabutter.
The cannabutter is likely to attract insects if not stored in airtight containers.
In the absence of a refrigerator, one can store the cannabutter in a cool, dry place. Storing near heat will melt the cannabutter and make it unsuitable for consumption.
If the cannabutter has been bought from a retail store, it is important that it be left in the original container after each use. Using multiple containers is not the best option for cannabutter since the container that it is moved into may not be airtight as the one that the product was delivered in.
Cannabutter that has started to mold should not be used for anything, and it is advisable to discard it.
We have seen simple methods of how to make cannabutter at home, which helps you get rid of the stress of where to get a dealer to supply you with cannabutter each time that you want to consume it.
The purchase or growing of cannabis plant to be used in the making of cannabutter should be done with consideration as to the type of cannabinoid needed and its amount.