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Incorporating Marijuana Into Your Favorite Holiday Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner, and one of the best parts of the holiday season is the amazing food! Many families have their own signature recipes that they make every year as a tradition.

Did you know you can add cannabis to any dish for some extra relief? That’s right–even your signature Christmas ham or figgy pudding!

When people think of cannabis edibles, they usually think of cookies or brownies. The good news is, marijuana can actually be added into anything at all from veggies or meat to coffee or hot chocolate!

One of the most common ways to add cannabis into your recipe is to use cannabutter. Luckily, cannabutter is pretty easy to make and can last a couple of weeks in the fridge for continued use!

Here is a step by step guide on how to make your own cannabutter:

How to Make Your Own Cannabutter

Cannabutter is exactly what it sounds like: cannabis-infused butter. For this recipe, you will need:

  • A marijuana grinder

  • 7-8 grams of cannabis flower

  • Parchment paper

  • Baking sheet

  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup of water

  • Small saucepan

  • Thermometer

  • Mesh strainer (cheesecloth works best)

  • Glass container (mason jars work best)

The best rule of thumb is to use high-quality cannabis flower to get the most out of your cannabutter!

How to Make the Cannabutter:

  • Preheat your oven to 245°F.

  • Break your flower up into smaller pieces using your hands. Then, line your baking sheet with parchment paper and spread your flower out on the sheet.

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and remove the pan from the oven. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

  • Once the flower has cooled, use your grinder to grind the flower, and make sure you don’t make the flower too small or it will pass through your strainer.

  • Add your butter, water, and cannabis directly to your saucepan and simmer on low for anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Make sure the mixture’s temperature does not exceed 190°F.

  • Remove the saucepan and pour your mixture through your strainer into your glass container.

  • Cover and refrigerate, then pour out any remaining water.

Your cannabutter will last anywhere from 1-2 weeks in the fridge. You can also freeze it and it will last anywhere from 4-6 months frozen.


As far as dosage, it can get tricky when you make your own edibles. The best advice we can give is to use less than you think you need. You can always add more to your recipe, but if you add too much, it could lead to a pretty long high, and you may have to scrap your finished recipe.

For edibles, you should always consider the fact that it can take 1-2 hours for you to feel anything. You should always wait that long before you consider taking more.

Cook With Medical Marijuana Today!

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To renew your medical card online in West Virginia, simply schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and gain access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

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Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


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