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Easy Cannabis Edible Recipes for Beginners

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Baking Cannabis Edibles for Beginners

Baking with Cannabis

Baking with cannabis is a great way to get all the medicinal benefits without having to inhale. It also allows you to experiment with different recipes and create tasty edibles tailored just for you. In order to obtain marijuana ingredients, you will need a medical marijuana card to access your local dispensaries. The team of doctors at Arkansas Marijuana Card are here to help. Schedule your online appointment today!

Even if you’re not particularly adept in the kitchen, making your own cannabis edibles can be simple! We have provided some easy to follow recipes for edibles that each have their own unique charm.

Simple Cannabis Recipes You Can Make at Home


Cannabutter is a staple that can be used in many cannabis infused edible recipes. The key to making cannabutter is to first decarboxylate the cannabis flower so that THCA can be converted into THC, which will produce the euphoric effects. 


  • 1 cup of butter

  • 1 cup (7-10 grams) of ground cannabis, decarboxylated


  1. Decarb the cannabis: Preheat your oven to 245ºF. Grab a non-stick, oven-safe tray and place parchment paper over it. Place your cannabis buds onto the tray and put the tray into the oven. Set a timer for 30-40 minutes. If your cannabis is older and/or drier, it may require less time. Every 10 minutes, lightly shake the tray to mix the buds and equally expose the surface area of the tray.

  2. Grind the cannabis: Grind the decarbed cannabis with a hand grinder. If you do not have a grinder, you can break up the bud with your hands.

  3. Melt the butter: Add 1 cup of better and 1 cup of water into a saucepan. Let the contents simmer on low heat to let the butter melt.

  4. Add cannabis to the butter: Add your ground cannabis to the pot as your butter begins to melt.

  5. Simmer the butter: Keep the heat on low (ideally above 160ºF but never letting it exceed 200ºF) and let the butter simmer for 2 to 3 hours. Stir occasionally. The butter mixture should never come to a full boil.

  6. Strain the butter. Grab a jar and set a funnel on top of the opening and line it with cheesecloth. When the cannabutter has cooled, pour it over the cheesecloth funnel into the jar so it can strain. 

  7. Refrigerate the butter. Excess water may form at the bottom of the jar. You can remove the solid butter with a knife and drain out the water. If this occurs, the butter will need to be refrigerated for about an hour before draining the water.

Canna Shortbread Cookies

Canna Shortbreads are a simple 3 ingredient recipe that will provide a sweet treat, along with medicinal benefits.


  • ¼ cup of sugar

  • ½ cup cannabutter

  • 1 ½ cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F

  2. Beat the cannabutter and sugar together until smooth and mixed well

  3. Add the flour and mix well until a smooth paste forms

  4. From here, you can roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Or, you can pack the mix into a baking pan and slice into slabs after baking

  5. Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge

  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until only just starting to brown

Cannabis Brownies When it comes to edibles, brownies are one of the most classic baked goods that can satisfy a sweet tooth. The chocolate flavor also helps to cover up the herbal flavor of cannabis, even for the pickier eaters.


  • ½ cup cannabutter (melted)

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • ⅓ cup of cocoa powder (unsweetened)

  • ½ cup flour

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Grease and flour, or line with parchment, an 8” pan

  3. In a large bowl, mix the cannabutter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract

  4. Beat in dry ingredients and mix until just combined

  5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes

  7. Let the brownies cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving

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If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.

Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844-249-8714) and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment through telemedicine.

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