Stove-Top Weed Butter Recipe

10 Easy Steps for Stove-Top Weed Butter: made with 3 ingredients: butter, water, & marijuana (you can use frosty trim, bud, hash or kief).

At EMarijuana Recipes we use a deep water culture hydroponic growing method, therefore all we use is the leaf trim because it is so rich in trichomes.  If you are looking for more information about growing highly-potent cannabis visit our Growing Marijuana Pinterest Page for resources.


  • 2 cups (4 sticks) of unsalted butter (DO NOT use margarine as a substitute!)

  • 6 cups water

  • 3 ounces Marijuana

    Equipment: Large pot, large mixing bowl, & cheese cloth


1. Bring 6 cups of water and 3 oz of leaf matter to a simmer


2. Add 1 pound of butter


3. Simmer for 3-4 hours. *Don’t let the temperature go about 180 degree by using a candy thermometer.

4. Don’t grind any of the marijuana, this breaks down too much of the plant matter and will lead to chlorophyll tasting butter.


5. Place the cheese cloth over a bowl and pour the liquid through the cheese cloth to strain out the plant material.

6. Squeeze to extract as much of the butter/water solution as possible.

7. Cover the bowl with plastic or aluminum foil and put into the fridge overnight.

8. You will have a solid layer of marijuana butter on the top of the murky green/gray water

9. Use a spoon, spatula, or clean fingers to collect the butter at the top and toss water.  (DO NOT USE any of the leftover muddy water mix. It’s just chlorophyll and it WILL NOT get you high. But it makes great compost!).

10. Place the cannabis butter in air tight containers and place in the freezer (This keeps the marijuana butter fresh and potent).

Author: Cass

Hi I’m Cass, a cannabis lover/tree hugger. I love connecting with “higher-minded” people. Please leave me a comment of feedback, but first, tell me one thing that you are grateful for? I am grateful for a warm cup of tea & tincture in the morning.

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