How To Make Cannabutter With High THCa Shake/Trim

How To Make Cannabutter With High THCa Shake/Trim

Posted by HIGH THCA on Dec 24th 2023

Cannabutter is a type of butter that's been infused with decarboxylated THCa. It's a common ingredient in many cannabis-infused recipes, allowing the cannabinoids, particularly the converted THC, to be easily incorporated into various dishes.

To make cannabutter, cannabis flower is typically combined with butter and heated over a period of time to extract the cannabinoids (usually THC or CBD) into the fat of the butter. This infusion process involves decarboxylating the cannabis (heating it to activate the cannabinoids) and then simmering it in the butter at a low temperature.

Once the cannabinoids have infused into the butter, the mixture is strained to remove the plant material, leaving behind a potent and versatile cannabis-infused butter. Cannabutter can be used in recipes for baked goods, savory dishes, or any recipe that calls for butter.

Here's a basic recipe using our Granddaddy Purple High THCa shake/trim:


  • 1 cup of melted butter (unsalted is preferable)
  • 1 cup of high THCa shake/trim


  1. Decarboxylation:
    • Preheat your oven to 245°F (120°C).
    • Spread your shake/trim evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    • Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. This process, called decarboxylation, activates the cannabinoids by removing the carboxyl group, making them bioavailable when ingested.
  2. Infusion:
    • Add melted butter and decarbed shake/trim to a slow cooker. Use the low heat setting for best taste.
    • Let the mixture cook for 4-6 hours, stirring periodically.
    • When done, turn off your slow cooker. Your butter is now infused!
  3. Straining:
    • Once infused, let it cool for a few minutes to avoid burning yourself.
    • Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a container to separate the plant material from the butter. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  4. Cooling and Storing:
    • Place the container of strained cannabutter in the refrigerator until it solidifies.
    • Once solidified, the butter is ready to use in your favorite recipes!

Remember, when cooking with homemade cannabis butter, be mindful of dosing. The potency of the butter depends on factors like the strain of cannabis used and the duration of infusion. Always start with a small amount when trying a new recipe to gauge its strength before consuming larger quantities. Please abide by your local state laws in regards to THC legality.