- Spatula or a large spoon
- Pot or saucepan
- A large bowl
- Cheesecloth; and
- An airtight container
- ¼ ounce or 7 grams of cannabis buds; and
- ½ cup of unsalted butter
- Start by taking your chunks of decarboxylated cannabis and grind then until they make a powder-like appearance. This way, your herb’s absorption will be at its maximum because the area multiplies.
- Next, set your fire at a low heat and begin melting the butter in a pot or saucepan. Slowly add the cannabis into your mixture and stir every time you toss a new chunk after the other. Additionally, coconut oil has a high-fat content which you can consequently use as a vegan alternative to your butter. Everyone has a weakness for these cannabinoids, but this high-fat content of the coconut oil will help absorb it.
- Set aside your pot, and for 45 minutes, stir it thoroughly and regularly on a low heat to simmer.
- After you finish simmering for 45 minutes, get a large bowl, and use a filter, strain your concoction to sieve out the larger pieces of excess bud that did not pass through the filter. Then, using your spatula, press it on the screen with the butter-infused bud in it to squeeze out the extra juice.
- If you want that beautiful and polished solution, you can take your cheesecloth and use it, re-strain your formula into another bowl to sieve out more excellent dust that somehow has gotten through the first time you strained it. After this, you should be left with green colored oil. From here, you take the oil and set it into these exquisite green blocks of edibles.
- Finally, get your airtight container and place your edibles there to store it in a fridge or freezer, depending on your taste, for shelf life to its greatest extent.
Now that you know how to do it, we will continue to the benefits of cannabis butter. According to Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD (2019), cannabis presents quite a several health benefits that have become more and more accepted as a type of treatment in the medical world. Since you do not smoke Cannabutter, it became a well-liked choice for people because even non-smokers can try it.
Benefits of CannaButter include:
It eases cancer-related symptoms
Undesired symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and pain are some of the few things a person suffers from cancer treatments. There is research for new medications focusing on how to relieve these symptoms.
One of the earliest discoveries of the medical benefits of cannabis was that it possesses properties that can combat nausea and have been used as a cure for vomiting and nausea throughout the years.
The cannabinoids in cannabis help you to normalize bodily activities such as memory, mood, and appetite. They affect the endocannabinoid system of your body, which is responsible for the said physical activities.
CBD has also been proven to help treat vomiting and nausea even though THC has been significantly studied.
But despite this benefit, having too much of everything is always wrong. Be mindful of your intake and take control of it because excessive use of cannabis might lead you to suffer the same symptoms.
Ultimately, cannabis is widely known to treat cancer-related pain and is prescribed to address them. Since Cannabutter can be added to food, it is convenient for people with cancer, especially those who do not smoke, to try it. It is one of the friendliest cannabis edibles that everyone can try.
It helps you sleep
Since cannabis is identified to have both THC and CBD, it instantly became known as an effective sleep aid. Whether you take THC alone or combined with CBD, these qualities proved to help enhance sleep. These two cannabinoids seem to affect your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Although it needs more research to reveal the underlying impacts of cannabis, it is still an effective remedy that decreases pain associated with insomnia.
Be that as it may, overusing it yet again poses problematic outcomes such as dependency as a sleep aid.
You can have the whole plant even without smoking it
Some patients and consumers desire to have the full benefits of cannabis without having to or choosing not to smoke it for health reasons. This concern can quickly be addressed by consuming edibles since it offers you the option of ingesting it. For those experiencing the pain of lung or respiratory deterioration, coughing issues, or those who want to preserve their principles by having a smoke-free lifestyle, edibles—or preferably, Cannabutter is the perfect option for you. This will allow them, along with cannabis enthusiasts, to still experience the joy of the whole cannabis without experiencing possible side effects (PeriodicEffects.com, 2019).
Easy to do
The primary fascination of Cannabutter is that it is easy to do and can be done at home. The equipment you need can already be found in your kitchen, and you can do it anytime you want! Unlike the different processes of distillates and isolates that are more likely to fail during the process, you understand enough that it can lead to catastrophic and hazardous results. Making high-quality cannabis extracts demands expertise and patience from the doer. You need expensive equipment and unstable solvents that regular consumers will not be able to get a hold of or know how to use it (PeriodicEffects.com, 2019).
With homemade Cannabutter, you have the power to control your dose in many different options such as;
- changing the amount of flour to mix with your butter, based on your preferred dose
- controlling the potency of your strain to infuse on your butter
- mixing your Cannabutter with some regular butter to adjust the amount of Cannabutter used in your final formula to reduce the dosage of that particular group.
What Makes Cannabutter Different?
Users are aware that the difference between consuming edibles as opposed to drinking is the time it takes for the edibles to affect you; it takes longer, lasts longer, and can produce a completely different psychoactive effect than when you are smoking it. That is because it passes through to our digestive system first before being distributed in the body.
When you smoke marijuana, THC and CBD are active agents that flow straight to your lung membranes and directly into the bloodstream. Fundamental and potent particles like THC go to our hearts and brains, which generates a direct hit to our nervous system, causing instantaneous psychoactive effects.
That is why these differing methods hold different results to our bodies. When we digest THC, it travels through the metabolization enzymes first, which serves as the filter for THC before it is completely absorbed, not like the straight entrance of THC to the brain through our lungs.
When metabolization happens, the liver converts THC into a different, more potent substance. But since it travels through the process of digestion, the delivery to the bloodstream is slow. Thus, it releases low dosages for some time before it hits you and experiences the “high” effect (Vegas Marijuana News, 2017).