Decarboxylation is the process of activating the CBD of a hemp strain to increase its potency in an edible form. Decarboxylation is essential to having a potent extraction, which in turn leads to potent edibles. Before making your canna butter, you will need to decarboxylate your favorite hemp strain from Plants Not Pills CBD. Please note that the recipe for Cannabutter below is set for 10 grams to make a bulk batch, but can easily be less.
What you will need:
10 grams of your favourite Plants Not Pills CBD hemp strain
A large rimmed baking sheet
Preheat the oven to 240° F. / 115° C, and break up the cannabis using your hands into smaller pieces if it is not already in small pieces. Place the marijuana evenly in one layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Once the oven is fully pre-heated, bake the cannabis for 60 minutes. Keep a close eye on the colour of the cannabis as it should be darker or a medium/light brown when it is finished. It shouldn’t feel wet, and should be fairly crumbly when you pick it up. Carefully grind the cannabis so that you are left with a finished product that is coarsely ground.
The classic extraction method used in many edible recipes.
What you will need:
string or tape
Large mixing bowl (glass or plastic)
10 grams of your favorite strain(s) (decarboxylated)
0.5 lb of unsalted butter
1 cup of water
Bring the cup of water to a boil in the medium-sized pot. Add in the butter and let it melt completely. Add in 10 grams of your favourite strain and allow it to to cook for 3 hours. Keep a close eye on the mixture to ensure that it does not burn. The mixture will be finished when it is thick and glossy. While the cannabutter is cooking, place a double layer of cheese cloth over the top of the large mixing bowl. Use the string and/or tape to secure the cheese cloth to the rim. To separate the cannabutter from the waste material, carefully pour the mixture over the cheese cloth and into the bowl. Allow the cheese cloth to strain on its own before carefully removing the string/tape and squeezing the cheese cloth to remove the last bits of cannabutter from the waste. Allow the cannabutter to cool on the counter for about an hour. Place in the fridge and leave to separate. Carefully separate the cannabutter from the container and discard the waste material/water.
Use your cannabutter to make delicious banana bread. Recipe found here.