Weed Popcorn Recipe: A Fun Treat With A Bang

by Emjay

Few would argue that there’s nothing better than getting high and putting on a good movie. And what goes great with a good movie? Why, popcorn, of course. If only there was a way to combine cannabis and popcorn…

Oh, would you look at that! Our resident chefs at Emjay have devised the perfect recipe for making your own weed-infused popcorn. This simple yet highly-effective treat is the perfect way to inject some much-needed weed into your movie night.

A solid form of cannabutter. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

How to make weed-infused butter

Step 1: You will need to have a baking sheet lined with parchment paper handy. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 240 °F. Now, spread the desired amount of weed you wish to use around the baking sheet. 

Step 2: When the oven has reached 240 °F, place the baking sheet inside and allow it to bake for about 45 minutes. This is needed to “decarb” the weed. Why is this necessary? It allows the THC to activate so that your cannabis butter provides the high you’re looking for.

Step 3: With a small pot, add 1 to 2 quarts of water and heat it up on the stove. Follow this by adding in the sticks of butter (however many are needed in relation to the amount of weed you used). Wait for the butter to melt.

Step 4:  Next, remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the weed into the pot of melted butter and water. Let this new concoction simmer for anywhere between 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours on the lowest heat setting.

Step 5: Remove the mixture and let it cool. You don’t want it to be completely cooled, just enough to where it isn’t blistering hot.

Step 6: Using a large bowl, place cheesecloth over it and secure it with a rubber band. 

Step 7: Pour the butter, water, and weed mixture onto the cheesecloth and into the large bowl. The cheesecloth acts as a filter and catches anything that isn’t needed for the cannabis butter. You will see a lot of leftover weed caught in the cheesecloth. This is worthless and needs to be thrown out.

Step 8: The mixture will still be pretty hot at this point, so let it cool down for a bit. When you are sure it’s cool enough, place the large bowl into the refrigerator. Let it chill in there for about 45 minutes or so.

Step 9:  After the allotted time has passed, remove the bowl from the fridge. You should notice two layers in the bowl now. The top layer is the one you want (water will be below it). Use a butter knife to remove this layer and place it into an airtight container. 

You can use your cannabis butter whenever you come across a recipe that calls for it. By having plenty of it made up, you will be able to enjoy your favorite recipes a lot sooner.


Weed popcorn recipe

You now have cannabis butter handy for the next time you make a recipe that calls for it. Of course, in this instance, we are going to be using it to make weed popcorn. So keep it handy as we prepare for this recipe.

You’re going to need some ingredients, so go to your cupboards to make sure that you have the following items:

  • 3 tablespoons of peanut oil
  • ½ cup of popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

You will also need to use 1 to 2 tablespoons of your freshly-made cannabis butter. When you have everything ready, it’s time to make your very own popcorn edibles!

Step 1: First things first. Using a 3-quart saucepan, add the 3 tablespoons of peanut oil and heat on the stove at medium-high. Allow the oil to heat for a few minutes, then toss in 3 or 4 popcorn kernels. You don’t want to add any more than this, as you’re only testing the temperature of the oil at this point. 

Step 2: When the kernels start to pop, you will know that your oil is ready to use. Now it’s safe to pour in the rest of your popcorn kernels. Immediately after pouring them into the oil, sprinkle a light dusting of salt over the kernels.

Step 3: You may add 1 tablespoon of regular butter, followed by half of the cannabis butter. If you used 2 tablespoons of cannabis butter, you only want to add in 1 tablespoon for now.

Step 4: Cover the pot with a lid and wait for the kernels to start popping. When they do, you want to make sure that you shake the pot. This will help to slow the popping process, as you don’t want your popcorn to burn. 

Step 5: Just as if you were microwaving a bag of popcorn, you want to remove the pot from the heat when the pops get to where they are a couple of seconds apart. At this point, you may pour your popcorn into a large bowl.

Test out a couple of pieces to ensure that they are the right consistency and are to your liking. 

Step 6: You are now ready to use the remainder of your cannabis butter. Pour what’s leftover your freshly-popped popcorn and make sure that every piece gets coated in the butter.

If you’re looking to go all out and want to enjoy the best buzz possible, pour any cannabis butter you have leftover your popcorn, kick back, and relax. 

The best toppings for weed popcorn

You don’t have to settle for butter alone. There are a wealth of toppings you can use to inject some additional flavor into your weed popcorn. We like to combine sea salt and brown sugar with ours, as it delivers one satisfying kick, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Since the popcorn and butter are nice and hot, it helps melt the brown sugar over the popcorn, making a candy-like snack that you’re sure to come back to when you want to crush the munchies. 

The choices certainly don’t end there. Maybe you don’t like sweets and prefer something with a little more zest. Give this one a try: while your popcorn is still hot, grate some pecorino cheese over your popcorn, followed by a drizzle of CBD olive oil

For another tasty and effective combination, melt salt, cannabis butter, and unsalted butter over your popcorn, followed by thyme. 

Do you follow a strict vegan lifestyle? We have something just for you! Using nutritional yeast, coat your popcorn with 3 tablespoons of the yeast, black pepper, ½ tablespoon of virgin coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of cannabis coconut oil. 

This vegan-friendly concoction will remind you of nacho cheese without any ingredients that will interfere with your diet.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your weed popcorn toppings. You are only limited by your imagination, so have fun with it! Be sure to explore what other people are trying to give you some ideas on what you can do with your popcorn.


That’s weed popcorn – the perfect hype piece to any movie night. Print this recipe out or bookmark the page so that it’s always handy when you need it.

If you don’t feel like making all this yourself, no worries, we’ll deliver ready-to-eat edibles right to you if you’re in the LA area – with no delivery fee! 

So what are you waiting for? There’s plenty of ways to treat yourself either way.

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