Alternate Cannabutter Recipe

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No, this is not cannabutter. It’s just a pretty picture of weed.

I discovered this cannabutter recipe in a 1979 or 1980 Easyriders rag (I didn’t try it out until a good time later, when living in Humboldt County California).

To begin, bring a pound of weed to a boil, then simmer  for 12 hrs (add water as needed to keep the weed submerged).

Next, add 1 pound of butter and bring to a boil. Simmer an additional 8 hrs, continuing to add water as necessary.

Strain the fluid from the concoction into a bowl (not down the sink!), and then place it in the fridge until the next day (12 hours or so).

What you should find after 12 hours is that the butter, now cannabutter (←original recipe), has risen to the top and hardened. Remove it the best way you can and keep it refrigerated for cooking. Be very careful how much you use, it results in major couch lock.

Photography by Jay-P via Flickr Creative Commons

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One Response to Alternate Cannabutter Recipe

  1. Wade November 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    I have just read an identical recipe from 1971 or 72 published in the book, “Herbs & Things” by herbalist Jeanne Rose. While the method was the same, the only difference is that she employed ground cannabis seeds instead.

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