By Steven Voser

Canna brownies are a tasty treat and a slice of pure cannabis culture history. Perhaps the original and best-known cannabis edible, weed brownies boast a different set of effects to inhaled weed, making for a super powerful and novel high.

In this article, we’ll show you a simple recipe for weed brownies using either cannabutter or vegan canna-oil. After that, we’ll share three strains that are perfect for including in your edibles!


Weed Brownie Basics

Weed brownies have to be made properly in order to provide the desired effects. Unfortunately, you can’t just throw a couple buds in some brownie mix and call it a day. That said, the process isn’t necessarily difficult, but you need to keep two key factors in mind:

  • Decarboxylation: For THC to take effect via ingestion, it must be activated—i.e. decarboxylated. This is a process whereby THCA in raw buds is converted into THC via heat. This ensures that your edibles are psychoactive and deliver the high-octane effects you expect. To decarboxylate your weed, it should be coarsely ground and baked in the oven at 110ºC for 40 minutes.
  • THC is fat soluble: To make THC bioavailable, it should be infused into some kind of fat. This is why we’re offering recipes for both cannabutter and canna-oil, before getting into the nitty-gritty of making the weed brownies themselves.

Cannabutter vs Cannabis-Infused Oil

But which should you use, and why?

Cannabutter is exceptionally creamy and tasty, which makes it the perfect addition to brownies. However, it is also an animal product and contains lactose, making it a bad option for vegan and/or lactose-intolerant people.

Canna-oil, on the other hand, may not taste as good according to some (though this is debatable), but it is easy to make, vegan-friendly, and potentially healthier than butter.

Cannabutter Recipe

For more detailed insight, take a look at our dedicated blog to find out how to make cannabutter[1]—it even includes a dosage calculator. But here’s a quick overview:

  1. Decarboxylate your weed.
  2. Add bud and trim to melted butter and let it simmer for 8–24 hours.
  3. Using cheesecloth, filter the mix into a container.
  4. Let it cool and harden.
  5. Use as desired.

Canna-Oil Recipe

If you’d rather make canna-oil, we've got a dedicated blog about how to do that too! We’d recommend using coconut oil, as it has the highest bioavailability, meaning you'll get the most out of your bud.

Here’s a quick overview of the process:

  1. Decarboxylate your weed.
  2. Mix water, coconut oil, and your weed in a pot and let it simmer for 2–3 hours.
  3. Strain the mix through cheesecloth into a container.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. The oil will separate from the liquid. Scrape up the oil and keep it. Discard the remaining liquid.
  6. Use as desired.

How to Make Weed Brownies

There are numerous ways to make pot brownies, each being delicious in its own right. However, the following recipe is one of our favorites, because the results are great and it’s incredibly easy, making it very accessible.

The following recipe will reference cannabutter, but if you prefer canna-oil, then use that instead—the amounts will all be the same.



  • 225g high-quality chocolate
  • 170g cannabutter, melted
  • 280g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 90g all-purpose flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 2x pot
  • 2x metal or glass mixing bowl
  • Spoon for mixing
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment


  1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC.
  2. Boil a pot of water on the hob. Once boiled, place your mixing bowl on top of it and melt the chocolate. Take it off the heat and let it cool, but make sure it remains liquid for step 5.
  3. Melt the butter in another pot or pan. Once melted, mix in the sugar.
  4. Take it off the heat and stir in the eggs and vanilla. Beat this mixture until it is light and fluffy.
  5. Mix in the melted chocolate. It must be melted still, but if it is too hot then it will cook the eggs, causing them to scramble.
  6. In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and salt. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.
  7. Now, fold the dry mix into the wet mixture until it is fully integrated.
  8. Line the baking tray with baking parchment and pour the mixture in. Place in the oven and bake for 20–25 minutes.
  9. Remove, let it cool, and enjoy!

Weed Brownie FAQ

Top 3 Cannabis Strains for Weed Brownies

You can make weed brownies from any strain you like, and it’s sure to work. However, if you have the luxury of choosing, the following three strains are the ones we find particularly suitable, due to their effects and flavors.

  • Sundae Driver

Sundae Driver is a great choice for those who want their weed brownies to not be totally sedating. When smoked or vaped, Sundae Driver is quite motivating and energising. When eaten, it will lose some of this quality, but it won’t be as inhibiting as some other choices.

In terms of flavor, it suits the dessert quality of brownies well. It has earthy undertones with lighter notes of vanilla, fruit, and specifically blueberries, which means it complements chocolate well.

  • Chocolate Haze

The name Chocolate Haze probably explains why this would be a good choice for brownies. But besides the obviously chocolatey flavor, the effects of this strain are very suitable too.

If you want to lean fully into the relaxing, sedative qualities of brownies, then this is the strain for you! Chocolate Haze has heavy couch-locking effects that are deeply relaxing and will allow you to settle down in a place of comfy bliss for a long time.

  • Fat Banana Automatic

Fat Banana Auto is easy to grow and adds a fruity banana flavor to your brownies, which can make them seem a little healthier—even if it’s just an illusion! You could even consider making banana brownies, for which you'd need another recipe.

The effects of this strain are soothing and clear, making it a great choice for medical marijuana users who want the long-lasting effects of edibles without having to succumb to a powerful, inhibiting high.


Weed Brownies: The OG of Cannabis Edibles

Weed brownies are a must for anyone who loves cannabis (edibles), as they are an absolute classic. But you should proceed with caution, as they are very potent—and once the experience begins, there’s no going back! Make sure to inform yourself about how to dose them, and start low and slow.

Take a small nibble and see how it affects you before eating more. Remember, it can take up to (or over) an hour for the effects to kick in. You can always add to your intake, but you can’t subtract from it. So patience is your friend!

External Resources:
  1. Het maken van zeer krachtige cannabis boter [Calculator Inbegrepen] - RQS Blog
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