Cannabutter, aka cannabis-infused butter, is one of the most popular methods of infusing everyday recipes. Once made, cannabutter can easily be added to your most favorite foods, but making it can be a little tricky. Olive and coconut oil are two other common carriers used, but we’ll stick with butter for this article.
Before making your cannabutter, you must “decarb” the cannabis. What does that mean? Cannabis doesn’t actually produce THC; it produces an acidic cannabinoid known as THCA which needs to be activated through heat before producing THC. So, the first step is activating the cannabis through heat, like you would if you were smoking or vaping. Failing to do so will leave you with an inactive product that won’t give you the desired effects.
The following cannabutter recipe is courtesy of Leafly.