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How to Make Cannabutter with Leaves

Do you have some marijuana leaves lying around after trimming your buds? Or did you just finish harvesting and don’t know what to do with the bunch of leaves you have left out? Well, Did you know that they can still be used to make an excellent Cannabutter? Yes, you heard that right! You can use your fresh leaves and stems from your harvest to make an excellent Cannabutter! Here we will be showing you How to make Cannabutter with leaves which you can do to help you process and not letting the leaves go to waste!

The leaves and stems of the Cannabis plants have low amounts of cannabinoids in them too! All we need to do is extract them and get them binded into our butter medium and that’s it you have your Cannabutter made from leaves. This is a perfect recipe for those who do not have any time and plans on drying out the leaves. Why waste those cannabinoids right?

How to Make Cannabutter with Leaves Recipe


  • Cannabis leaves
  • 3 Sticks Regular Butter
  • 1 Ounce Water

TIP: Use 2/4 ounces of leaves per 1 stick of butter ratio is suggested.

Things you’ll need

  • Crockpot
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Metal Bowl
  • Cheesecloth

Steps on How to make Cannabutter with Leaves

1.) Add your regular butter in the bottom of the crockpot then fill it with your leaves up to the top.

2.)Pour an Ounce of water all over the leaves and set the crockpot to low heat.

3.) Mix your Marijuana leaves until all of them look damp and wet.

4.) Allow for the leaves to boil for about 6 hours and by making sure to mix around every 2 hours.

5.) Prepare your Cheesecloth and set it over the metal bowl.

6.) Slowly transfer and pour your boiled up Cannabis leaves in butter and allow to drain.

7.)Get all four corners of the cheesecloth to form a ball so you can squeeze all the goodness out of the leaves (Do this in two batches if need be to make it easier to squeeze)

8.)Once you have squeezed all the liquid out of the Cannabutter from the leaves mixture. Cover the metal bowl with tin foil and place it in the refrigerator. What will happen is that the butter will separate with the water as it cools down and solidifies. Remember, cannabinoids are Oil-soluble and can only bind with fat so they are pretty sure they will go with the butter and not the water.

9.)The following morning, take your bowl out of the refrigerator and time to harvest your Cannabuter made from leaves! You will notice that your butter has risen to the top and solidified. Use a fork to break the Cannabutter on top and slowly transfer them in your storage container! Viola! You now have your homemade Cannabutter made from leaves! This will go excellent with any of the other cannabis edibles recipes!