Cannabis infused oils and butters, otherwise known as CannaOils and CannaButter, are the primary ingredients in many marijuana-infused recipes. These ingredients are technically an ‘extraction’ method whereby the cannabinoids (chemical compounds in cannabis) are extracted from the cannabis plant and infused into the butter fats or oils. The butter or oil from a normal recipe is then substituted with CannaButter, CannaOil or a combination of both to produce psychoactive effects.
It is important to recognize that cannabis edibles are slow-acting due to the cannabinoids going through the digestion process first. As such, it may take up to three (3) hours for you to feel its maximum effects, and those effects could last for up to 12 hours.
When you’re making cannabis-infused meals, the key thing to remember is “low and slow”. Meaning low temperature and slow cook time. Infusing meals over low heat for several hours allows for full activation of the THC without burning the herb.