Different Ways to Make Cannabutter

Making cannabutter is not very difficult, but did you know that there are many different ways to make it? In our post “How to Make Marijuana Edibles,” the best method of making cannabutter is shown. This method is the best because it is very simple and produces the strongest cannabutter. However, this is only one method of many.

If you want to try making cannabutter another way, there are some different methods below. Each method requires different ingredients and different steps. The benefit of making cannabutter another way is that you can find which method best suits whatever you are using it for.

You can also make canna oil, which is different from cannabutter only in the way that it uses oil instead of butter (as you can probably tell in the name). For the recipe and more on canna oil, click here!

If you are not sure what decarboxylated marijuana is (it is mentioned in every recipe below), then click here.

Using A Crockpot

This method will give you a more concentrated cannabutter but will take much more time. So if you have the time (about 14-16 hours total), then try this method!


  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. of unsalted butter
  • 1 oz. of decarboxylated marijuana

You will also need a crockpot, of course.


Turn the crockpot to its highest setting. Next, place the pound of butter and both drops of vanilla extract into the crockpot. Wait for the butter to melt completely. Then, add the decarboxylated marijuana (make sure it is broken down). Cover the crockpot and set the timer to 8 hours. Stir every half hour.

After those 8 hours, let it cool down for a few minutes, then strain it with a cheesecloth. Pour the mixture through the strainer into a heat-safe container. Cover the container and place it in a refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

After that, it’s all done! The cannabutter will be good to use for a recipe once it has cooled in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Using A Regular Pot

This method is very simple and can produce some very strong cannabutter; since it uses fewer ingredients, the cannabinoids take up more space in the butter. Also, this method leaves some of the marijuana plants in the butter, giving it a more herbal/ natural taste.


  • Water
  • 1 lb. of unsalted butter
  • 1 oz. of decarboxylated marijuana

You will also need a medium-sized cooking pot, and that’s it! This method will take less than half of the time than the crockpot method did and is pretty easy.


First, boil some water inside of the pot. Once boiled, add the butter and marijuana then put a lid on top to cover it. Let that boil at 210 degrees F for 90 minutes. While it boils, watch it and make sure it does not boil over.

After that, remove the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes. Next, send it to the refrigerator. Leave it in there overnight or until the butter is completely hardened. This will take a few hours, so I suggest just letting it sit in there overnight.

Once hardened, cut around the edges of the pot to remove the butter. Most of the plant material will be at the bottom of the pot, leave that out. And that’s it, you now have some tasty cannabutter!

Coconut Cannabutter

For a more healthier option, choose this method. Coconut is healthy and makes the edible pretty delicious. This method can be used to make coconut cannabutter or coconut canna oil. For the oil, use the same steps below just replace the butter with oil.


  • 1/2 cup of coconut butter
  • 1/4 oz. of decarboxylated marijuana (about 7 grams)
  • 1 tsp. of soy lecithin granules

This method may use less butter and marijuana than the other methods, but that means it produces less cannabutter. So depending on how much you need to make, size the ingredients accordingly.


Place a pan on the stovetop and set it to low heat. Add the coconut butter to the pan. In a bowl on the side, sprinkle a half tsp. of soy lecithin granules on top of the marijuana. Once the butter has melted, pour it over the marijuana and stir it in.

Put this mixture in the oven at 220 degrees F for 50 minutes. Once that is over, remove it from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Stir in the other half tsp. of soy lecithin granules. Cover that up and put it in the oven once again at 220 degrees F for 50 minutes.

After that heating, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool down for a few minutes. Place it in the freezer for two hours. Once frozen, reheat the mixture once again, just enough for it to melt. Then, strain it out and leave it in the refrigerator overnight to harden. The next day your cannabutter will be ready to use!

For canna oil, do not place it in the refrigerator overnight after you strain it out. You do not want it to harden if you are making oil. So, just skip the last step and you will have yourself some good canna oil!

These are three different ways to make cannabutter. If you include the method I used in the other edible posts, then I have given you four ways to make cannabutter. I have even given you ways to make canna oil! So if you are a Reefer Post fan, then you cannot say that you do not know how to make marijuana edibles.

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

3 thoughts on “Different Ways to Make Cannabutter”

  1. I put the cannabis and coconut oil into a mason jar in my crockpot filled at least half way up with water. Cook it on low for 8 hours, strain out the plant material and pour rest into jar that I keep in fridge til I need for a recipe.


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