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DIY Edibles: A Guide To Make Your Own Cannabutter At Home

Making your own edibles at home can be a very gratifying experience! You not only are able to eat something yummy that you created with your own hands but you have a lot of control over your marijuana dosing.

Marijuana is a fat-soluble substance so 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 West Virginia 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 once dispensaries are open in the state.

Infusing butter with marijuana is a great way to start making your own edibles. While it may seem like a very easy and simple thing to do, it can still be a complicated process. This recipe will help guide you through, so you will be making homemade cannabutter 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.

Cannabutter Recipe:


  • One cup of butter

  • One cup of ground cannabis flower

  • One cheesecloth

  • One 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 which results in a weak or ineffective cannabutter. By decarboxylating marijuana flower with heat, you can active the chemical compounds in it. One of the easiest ways to decarb marijuana at home 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 to be safe.

    4. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

      1. If the marijuana that you are using is older and dryer, it may take less time versus newer, fresher marijuana.

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

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

  3. Melt one cup of butter to a medium saucepan on low.

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

  4. As the butter starts to melt, 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 flower out of the 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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