Making Cannabis Butter


Many people want or need the effects of medicinal marihuana but do not want to smoke it. A simple method is to create psychoactive cannabis butter by simmering marihuana leaf in water with a pound of butter for 8-12 hours. The heated water releases active agents from the leaf which bond to the butter molecules. You then strain the leaf mass out with a potato ricer and cheesecloth, allow the butter/water to cool, and place it in a refrigerator overnight. The butter will congeal into a layer on top of the water and can easily be lifted off. Discard the water. The butter is psychoactive and very potent, and anything cooked with it will be psychoactive. Ginger snaps are one very effective vehicle for containing the butter in easily measured dosages. The cannabis butter may also be frozen indefinitely by itself.