How do you make weed brownies?

Few culinary combinations have been celebrated in cannabis culture as ardently as the iconic weed brownie. An alluring blend of indulgent chocolate and the nuanced charm of cannabis, these brownies offer an enjoyable way to consume marijuana and experience its effects.

This post will take you step-by-step through the process of creating your very own batch of weed brownies at home, combining practicality, safety, and deliciousness.

Step 1: Understanding Cannabis Basics

Before you begin, it’s essential to understand the key principles of working with cannabis in cooking. The psychoactive effects of cannabis are activated through a process called decarboxylation, where heat transforms the raw form of THC (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) into the active compound that gives you a high.

This process happens when you smoke or vape cannabis, but when cooking, it must be done manually.

Step 2: Preparing Your Cannabutter

To infuse your brownies with THC, you’ll be using cannabutter, which is butter that has been infused with decarboxylated cannabis.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup (approximately 7-10 grams) of ground cannabis


  1. Decarboxylation: Preheat your oven to 245°F (120°C). Spread your ground cannabis on a baking sheet and place it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, lightly shaking the tray every 10 minutes to heat the cannabis evenly.
  2. Butter Melting: As your cannabis decarboxylates, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Cannabis Infusion: Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the melted butter, maintaining low heat. Simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. This process allows the THC to infuse into the butter.
  4. Straining: Once the cannabutter has simmered sufficiently, strain it through a cheesecloth into a jar, avoiding squeezing the cheesecloth which could release unwanted plant compounds into the butter.

  5. Cooling: Allow the cannabutter to cool. Once solidified, it’s ready to use in your brownie mix!

Step 3: Crafting Your Weed Brownies

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for: baking the brownies!


  • 1 cup cannabutter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • Optional: 1 cup of chopped nuts or chocolate chips for extra texture and flavor


  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

  2. Mixing the Ingredients: In a bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the cannabutter and sugar until well blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract. Combine the two mixtures and stir until evenly mixed. If desired, mix in the optional ingredients.
  3. Baking: Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs (not wet batter) attached.

  4. Cooling: Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before cutting into squares.

Enjoyment of Your Weed Brownies

The fun doesn’t stop at the baking process. Your resultant product is a delectable treat, offering a perfect balance between the bitterness of dark chocolate and the unique flavor profile of cannabis. The slightly crispy exterior gives way to a dense, fudgy interior that melts in the mouth, setting off a cascade of flavors that linger long after the last bite.

Beyond the sensory pleasure, weed brownies also provide you with an alternative method of cannabis consumption that many find appealing.

Unlike smoking or vaping, edibles such as brownies deliver the effects of cannabis in a more controlled and prolonged manner. This results in a longer-lasting and often more potent high, which makes the experience quite different from other forms of cannabis use.

This potency should not be taken lightly. It is crucial to approach cannabis edibles with an understanding of their delayed onset and extended duration of effects. This is why it’s always advised to start with a small portion and wait for at least an hour or two to fully gauge its impact before deciding if more is desired.

Remember, the goal is enjoyment, not discomfort.

As with any cannabis product, responsible consumption is key. Keep in mind that everyone’s tolerance is different and the effects can vary based on numerous factors. Therefore, it’s essential to find a dose that suits you and allows for a pleasant, controlled experience.

We hope this post has demystified the process of baking weed brownies at home and encouraged you to try it yourself. Remember: the magic of weed brownies lies not only in their effects, but in the journey of crafting them. Happy baking!

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