CANNABIS EDIBLES: CANNA BUTTER •
Referenced from:The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The
Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield
& Mel Thomas (click).
Take 100 grams of Bud (or trim) and 500 grams of Butter. Decarboxylate (heat gently in the oven) and break up the Bud and then place it into a slow cooker with the butter - add a liter of water.
The addition of the water helps to keep the temperature down and the additional volume allows for more plant material to be added so you get a stronger butter. As cannabinoids are soluble in butter and not in water the oils will be dissolved into the butter. Let the mix simmer on a low heat for 4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. When you are satisfied that all the cannabinoids have been extracted from the Bud and into the butter turn off the heat and allow to cool.
|.....A cafetière is the easiest way to filter out the unwanted plant material.|
| After a few hours the butter has risen
to the surface and solidified, its then a simple matter to hold the
container over a sink or faucet - carefully remove the container screw cap
allowing the water to pour away. Cutting apart the plastic container exposes
the Cannabis Butter, it can be used straight away or you may prefer to clarify
the butter for quality and storage.
|To further purify (clarify) the Cannabis
Butter you can reheat the frozen mixture and spoon off any scum that rises to
the surface. This will produce a purer butter known as Ghee (clarified butter).
This cannabis butter can now be used in making your cannabis