Cannabutter 2

This is an alternate recipe to Cannabutter 1, useful if you want to use the residual plant matter to make stronger cannacapsules. More of the butter remains in the plant matter than in Cannabutter 1 so the residual is more potent; however, there is no liquid to reserve for other recipes and the butter yield is proportionally smaller. So, which recipe to use depends on which by-products you’re partial to. Also, as written, Cannabutter 2 is a stronger brew, weed quality being equal. Some swear by this method, others by Cannabutter 1.

Cannabutter 2

By Cookie Published: November 14, 2012

  • Yield: 3/4 Cup
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 0 min
  • Ready In: 6 hrs 10 mins

An alternative to cannabutter 1 with stronger residual plant matter but no liquid.



  1. Grind cannabis in blender or coffee grinder until fine fine. Shake and rub it through sieve or use a sifter to remove any remaining larger particles.
  2. Bake powdered cannabis on foil lined baking sheet at 230º for 25 min. This process decarboxylates the cannabis changing inactive THCA to active THC.
  3. Melt butter in crockpot on low or in double boiler. Add processed cannabis. Simmer on low for 4 hours, stirring frequently.
  4. Let cool and place sieve over a bowl and pour in the simmered mixture. Press butter out using the back of a spoon. Better still: use several pieces of cheesecloth and squeeze out smaller balls of plant matter rather than one large one. You'll get way more final product this way!! Discard plant matter or reserve for cannacapsules. Store butter in airtight container in the fridge or, for longer storage, the freezer.

    8 Replies to “Cannabutter 2”

    1. Hello, great tutorials on cannabutter! I keep seeing different temps and times for decarboxylation so is the right temp/time strain dependent?
      And I just made my first batch of cannabutter more like your method #1 and decarboxilated @240*F for ~40 minutes. Was that too hot/too long?I can imagine the amount you are wanting to decarb would also require more time than lesser amounts?

    2. I’m curious Chefs, Is the butter for canna-butter salted or unsalted? does this matter? Im going to attempt my first time but need to know about the salt. I also ready your caramel recipe and i see you called for butter but no salt.

    3. I have severe Rhuematoid Arthritis and I am wondering if I buy a high quality the oil, can I add it to a shea butter base with essential oils will that work as well. I just do not have the strength in my hands to squeeze anything due to the pain.
      Thank you so much

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