Recently my grandmother asked me for some Mary Jane but she didn’t want to smoke it so I had to find a way for her to have the full effect without having to smoke and so of course that means it was time to make edibles! It took some investigating but quickly it was clear that all one has to do to make edibles is make cannabutter. Once you have the cannabutter anything that you need butter for can be made into an edible. And I do mean anything; lasagna, mac and cheese, lollipops, pancakes, cookies, whatever. There are other options too such as coconut oil but I took the butter route and this is how I did it:
Initially I followed this instructional video:
But just the cannabutter part and I did do it a little differently.
Things you need:
- 1/2 oz of weed, buds or trim or both, also important to note here is the better the strain, the better the butter.
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter
- double boiler (of pot and a glass bowl that fits in the pot)
- cheese cloth
This is how I did it:
- Before anything and not mentioned in the video you need to decarboxylate the bud by grinding it, putting it on a parchment paper and then in the oven at 220 degrees for 30 minutes to pull out the terpenes.
- Next the video says to wrap your weed in a cheese cloth, I’m sure you can but I didn’t. I just put water in a pot on the stove and start heating it on a low flame.
- Once my water was boiling I put a glass bowl in the pot with the water still heating under it and I chopped up my 2 sticks of butter and put it in the glass bowl.
- Once my butter melted I added one cup of water and my ground decarboxlated weed to the melted butter and put the lid on.
- Then I camped out in my kitchen for 2 hours stirring the weed with the butter every now and then, always checking there was water in the pot beneath the glass bowl (and refilling the water).
- 2 hours past and I put a cheese cloth on my strainer, then strained my melted bud filled butter into another bowl. (If you’re trying this out, just let gravity do the work, don’t squeeze the cheesecloth.) Then put that bowl in the frig and went to sleep.
- The next day I pulled out my solid cannabutter, separating it from the left over water on the bottom of the bowl and used it to make my grandma cookies.
For it being the first time I’ve ever done this, I did very good. I did use real kush bud, not trim and maybe that’s why my cookies were so strong. To say the least everyone, especially grandma felt the nice mellow stoned body high for hours! The next few days after I used what I had left over of my cannabutter to make eggs and pancakes and now I’m planning to figure out how to make coconut oil to make some chocolate covered something or at least some more butter to make a lasagna. For being a weed smoker, I’ve got to say it took a while to kick in but I loved the body high and how long it last. For me it starts with a tingling in my lips… and I feel literally “stoned” for hours. I think the cookie monster has been eating these for years because I can’t get the idea of “Cookiessss” (In the cookie monster voice) out of my mind. Definitely edibles are so worth the time it takes to make the cannabutter. I highly recommend trying it out! Stay lit!