My mother used to say that there's very few pleasures in life, so food should be one of them. And I take her words to heart and try to make every meal time the best part of my day. But what if the best part of your day is when you light up that blunt or bong? Can't it be both? No, not the bong AND the blunt, I meant either of those AND your meal! We have already shared a bunch recipes with Cannabis, but if you have your own recipes and want to spice 'em up with weed perhaps what you want is Cannabutter.
Cannabutter, or Cannabis butter is one of the easiest ways to infuse with weed any food you want, from brownies to pasta, this simple method will allow you to "Cannabify" everything, but there's a method to this madness and we're going to show you how.
THC/CBD, both being lipo-soluble molecules (meaning that they mix well with fats) should be easy to mix with butter, which is pretty much ALL fat, but the process is a bit tricky.
One of the secrets to a successful infusion is a process that many people often overlook called Decarboxylation, this step is crucial, because it activates the active compounds in Marijuana; THC and CBD. You see, these substance start off as THCA and CBDA, which have little to no effect on your body. Decaboxylation occurs when you heat Cannabis to a certain temperature and this process gets rid of that "A" in THCA and CBDA. This "A" is a Carboxyl group and the process is as simple as baking your whole flower on an oven-safe tray. When you smoke or vape Cannabis, this process happens naturally, but to be able to add it to food, you gotta jump-start it manually. Here's how you can "decarb" your bud:
Once "decarbed", your product is ready for infussion, and I found the perfect video to show you how:
Now, it is important to note that the strength and potency of your Cannabutter will strongly depend on your flower, strain and the crop, regardless of amounts used in the recipe. Obviously it won't vary wildly, but it won't be consistent from batch to batch. Think of it as the chili peppers in spicy food, if you are into that sort of thing. Some peppers contain more capsaicin (the substance that makes peppers "hot") and some less, so two peppers that look the same size may have different levels of spiciness, same with weed. So always remember to sample your batch to give you an idea of how potent it is.
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