When i first started experimenting with making "special" brownies, i tried almost every method known. What you learn pretty quick is that the time put into the preparation is proportional to the quality of your brownies. For me, the best solution was finding a method that was relatively quick but also very effective. Eventually I stumbled on an interesting recipe that was just what i needed. If you are a beginner too cooking with cannabis, i really suggest trying this recipe first. Making a quality cannabutter should take hours, and justing adding your herb into the mix is kinda a waste. So here it is... *This recipe will fill two 9x13 baking pans and make 30 average strength brownies or 18 strong-ass brownies Ingredients: 1oz commercial grade bud or 1/2oz quality dank buds 2 boxes brownie mix Begin by preheating the oven to the temperature indicated on the box. Take your buds and remove any seeds if necessary, then place in coffee grinder/ blender and grind until befomes a fine powder. Make sure to scrape all the powder from the grinding container and place on paper plate for now. Meanwhile, put a medium sauce pan on the stove over low heat and add the oil as directed by the box. Let this heat for 2 minutes. If you have a thermometer, keep the temp around 300 F, but no more than 350. DO NOT OVERHEAT!! Now, add your powdered bud to the oil and stir constantly for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Meanwhile, mix your brownie mix and all other necessary ingredients in a bowl. Take your cooled oil and dump into the batter, including all the powdered plant matter. Get all that you can out of the pan and vigorously stir the batter until evenly mixed. Divide into 2 seperate well greased 9 x 13 pans and bake as directed. You now have a very potent batch of brownies with minimal weed flavor. These are really fun to take before going to the movies or theme parks. When dosing for the first time, take it very slow. These can take up to 1 hour and a half to start to kick in, and you won't peak for about another hour after that. The high from brownies is much more intense and lasts longer than smoking, don't be surprised if you are pretty worn out after one of these. Under no circumstances should you drive either, as brownies tend to effect your body and motor skills expontially more than smoking. Brownies can sometimes make me spontaneously shake. Honestly, it's really easy to have to much brownie and take a pretty bad trip, so take it slow at first. To store these, cut and wrap individually in aluminum foil and store in the freezer. They will stay good for months. Hope this recipe helps. Enjoy!!!