How to Make Vegan CBD Butter
This is how you make CBD butter.

As the world moves closer to universal cannabis legalization, chefs and foodies are finding new and exciting ways to add cannabis flower, cannabis oil, or CBD oil to foods. If you’re new to culinary chemistry and looking to dip your toe into cannabis cuisine, a great place to start is by making vegan CBD butter.

What Is CBD Butter?

Contrary to internet rumors, vegan butter is not hard to make—we’re not talking about churning dairy here. The most important step in the process of making vegan CBD butter—or any foods that contain cannabis flower—is to decarboxylate the cannabis flower. This process involves applying low heat over an extended period of time to transform the non-intoxicating THCA cannabinoid into THC, the compound that causes psychoactive effects. You don’t have to be a chemist to do this, either. You can use your oven, a baking sheet, or even a mason jar.

Then, add to your favorite brand of vegan butter, and voila! This recipe calls on higher concentrations of CBD and lower amounts of THC, so you can use it in all your favorite recipes for a little boost of relief. THC and CBD, the primary compounds in the cannabis plant, are known for their medicinal qualities, including to ease pain and anxiety, combat insomnia, and improve overall mood.

Vegan cannabis butter can be substituted in anything that calls for regular butter—even on your morning toast—to turn any snack or meal into a gateway for calming relaxation.