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  • Olivia Castro

DIY Edibles: Make Your Own Cannabutter At Home

Making your own edibles at home is a very gratifying experience! You not only are able to eat something yummy that you made with your own hands but you have much more control over your marijuana dosing.

Marijuana is fat-soluble which means that it needs to be infused into a fatty substance for you to be able to make edibles out of it at home. The easiest way to do this is by making your own cannabutter!

At Louisiana Marijuana Card, we not only want to be your number one choice as a medical marijuana card provider but we want to give you fun ways to use your treatment now that flower will soon be legal in the state.

Infusing butter with marijuana is a great way to make your own edibles at home. While it may seem very easy and simple, it can still become a complicated process. This recipe will help guide you through, so you will be making cannabutter at home in no time!

Note: Anyone cooking with marijuana should be aware of proper dosing for themselves, as homemade edibles can be difficult to accurately dose.

How to make your own cannabutter:


  • 1 cup of butter

  • 1 cup of ground cannabis flower

  • 1 cheesecloth

  • 1 mason jar or storage container


  1. Decarboxylate the cannabis flower

    1. This is the most important step when making cannabutter and is the one that is often missed resulting in a weak or ineffective cannabutter. Decarboxylating marijuana is how the compounds are activated which is how marijuana gives off effects. One of the easiest ways to decarb marijuana is in the oven.

    2. Preheat the oven to 245F degrees.

    3. Place marijuana flower on a non-stick baking sheet or use parchment paper.

    4. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

      1. If the cannabis you are using is older and dryer, it may take less time compared to newer, fresher cannabis.

    5. Check the flower every ten minutes and shake it up on the baking sheet in order to make sure each side will be exposed to the heat.

  2. When finished decarboxylating the flower, grind up the cannabis in your grinder on the more coarse side.

  3. Add one cup of butter to a medium saucepan and melt it on low.

    1. You can mix in one cup of water to prevent the butter from burning.

  4. As the butter melts, add in the coarsely ground flower and stir.

  5. Keep this mixture on low heat and simmer for about 2-3 hours.

    1. Stir occasionally and make sure it does not boil.

  6. Strain the finished butter while it is still melted.

    1. You can do this simply by lining a strainer with cheesecloth and placing it over a storage jar. You can pour the butter through the strainer slowly to seep it. Do not squeeze the cheesecloth, as this will push plant fibers through that taste bad.

  7. Place the storage jar in the refrigerator for about an hour until chilled.

    1. Any excess water will seep to the bottom of the jar. You can leave it in there, pour it out, or move the butter into another container.

  8. Dose low and slow!

    1. Remember that heat, strain, and time all play a part in how your cannabutter dosage will be. Try a small amount first, and wait to see the effects. If you’re not happy with the effects try again the next day with a slightly larger dose. Keep repeating this process until you find the exact dosage that works best for you!


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