We will show you how to make the best marijuana brownie with this recipe. When making ‘marijuana edibles’, DO NOT throw your medication into any recipe – this will not provide the essential levels of THC you need from your medication in order to help your condition. The THC (tetra-hydro-cannibol – the main active ingredient in marijuana) must first be extracted into a butter or oil mixture and then added or cooked with the food.
A well-known marijuana edible favorite amongst patients is without a doubt brownies. This article will show you how you can make weed brownies and extract the THC using butter or oil, however, most brownie recipes ask for oil instead of butter.
NOTE: You can make extra oil or butter and store it for later use. The oil does not need to be refrigerated and neither the butter nor the oil will lose any potency.
OIL Method — What You Need
1. Oil (any oil other than olive oil)
2. 2.5 grams of weed per serving (PLEASE NOTE: ask your doctor about what is recommended for your condition and use the appropriate strain)
3. A Grinder (available at any local dispensary, or online)
4. A Filter (a coffee filter or pasta strainer works fine)
5. Your favorite Brownie mix (made from scratch or boxed – your choice!)
6. A Frying pan
7. A Wooden spoon
For a whole batch of brownies (1 box) a half ounce to one ounce of marijuana is what you need based on your recommended dosage and potency. Grind up the marijuana in your grinder or a coffee grinder multiple times until it literally turns into powder.
Once the marijuana turns into a powder spread it right onto a frying pan. Its a good idea to match the frying pan to the burner size for an even cook, which is important when extracting the THC. Pour your oil directly onto the marijuana powder on the pan according to how much the brownie recipe asks for (you can add more if you plan on making extra for later use).
Turn the burner on low until it starts to simmer and then lower the burner to the lowest setting (labeled as low or simmer). Leave the burner on for 2-6 hours depending on how much time you have (2 hrs is average) and stir the marijuana in the oil every 30 minutes with a wooden spoon.
When the pot is done, pour the oil mixture into a filter (a coffee filter works best) to strain all the excess marijuana out. You should be left with a musky brown color oil without any grass, stems, or seeds in it. (This stuff needs to be filtered out as there is no THC left since it was extracted into the oil)
Use this oil to make the brownies (or cakes and other desserts) by following the instructions on the brownie box. If you prefer to make weed brownies using butter rather than oil, continue reading.
BUTTER Method — What You Need
2. 2.5 grams of marijuana per serving
3. A Grinder
4. A Filter (coffee filter, pasta strainer)
5. Brownie mix
6. A Small pot and a larger pot
7. A Wooden spoon
In order to use butter to extract the THC and bake brownies, two pots are required, one larger and one smaller. The larger one should be filled up with clean water and the same size as the burner for an even burn. Place the smaller pot inside the larger one and throw in 2-3 sticks of butter.
Turn the burner on a low setting until the water in the larger pot begins to simmer. Once this happens, use your judgment on a good setting, med — low, to establish a near simmer. Place your marijuana inside the smaller pot with the butter. The water in the larger pot will heat up the THC in the marijuana in the the smaller pot with out burning it which could destroy the THC, making the brownies useless.