Marijuana Medicated Butter
(also: bud butter, ganja butter, etc...)
The most convenient way to use and store marijuana for cooking is to make marijuana butter, which can be cut into pieces or poured into molds and ziploc bagged for freezing and later used in cooking of all kinds.Here is the basic recipe:
1 lb. of butter (no margarine)
1/2 ounce of marijuana BUD
(or 1 ounce of shake, leaf & stems)
Place marijuana and butter in crock pot. It is convenient to cook 3 or 4 pounds of butter at one time in a standard size crock pot. However, for smaller amounts, small crock pots are available for cooking only one pound of butter, or less.
You can use a stock pot, but you must keep an eye on it and use a thermometer. don't go below 202F or over 350F, stirring sporadiclly.
Heat butter and marijuana together in the crock pot on the lowest setting ( THC boiling point is 202F and evaporates at 380F) for 3-6 hours. leave the lid off to get rid of excess water, making sure the ganga stays submerged in the butter.
When cool enough to handle, pour through the double layer of cheesecloth lined strainer into the large bowl. Twist pulp in the double layer of cheesecloth to get out all the liquid butter you can. Yummy....
. pour into butter molds,ceramic or glass dish for cooling. Refrigerate to quicken cooling. When cool cut into large pieces, place green butter in large Ziploc bag for freezing.
NOTE: it is a tradition to use the lowest grades of leaf or shake or even stems for baking and save the marijuana for smoking. However, experience has revised our view of baking and eating therapy. Now we use only high-grade indica leaf from the colas of plants, or dry bud of the best quality we can obtain. The quality, strength and endurance of the marijuana you use in your baking will come through in the effects experienced with eating therapy. Use only 1 ounce of shake or 1/2 ounce of bud per lb. butter, since these will be stronger than leaf. Amounts are approximate, since much is determined by the variance in strength of the marijuana used, as well as the strength of effect you wish to achieve. experiment.
Now you have a quantity of marijuana butter. It will keep a long time in the freezer and you can use it just as you would use any butter in any recipe for cookies, brownies, muffins, gingerbread, spice cake, zucchini bread, banana nut loaf, pie, or recipes of all kinds, or enjoy it straight, in tiny amounts (approximately 1 tsp. per dose) on your bagel or toast, on your pancakes or with your eggs and English muffin. Use your imagination!