Marijuana concentrates are the latest trend when it comes to the cannabis industry. “Concentrates” is an umbrella term for extracts from cannabis. These concentrates can come in a variety of different forms and consistencies and are referred to by several different slang terms. Whether it’s shatter, wax, budder, crumble, oil, live resin, or dabs, they all have one thing in common; they’re all extracts from the cannabis plant that concentrate chemical compounds (cannabinoids) like THC and CBD. These extracts can yield over 80% THC content.
Shatter can be used in a variety of ways. It can be sprinkled inside of a joint, smoked in a vape pen or dabbed. People often ask what the difference between concentrates, such as shatter and wax, is and it all comes down to process. Technically speaking, shatter, wax and budder all contain the same ingredients, but when processed differently, end up with very different consistencies. Think of it as the difference between ice, snow, and water.
Shatter is always produced strain specific, so if you know which strain of flower you’ve enjoyed in the past, no doubt you’ll enjoy it’s flavour profile even more once you’ve tried it’s concentrated version!
We don’t advise anyone that is relatively new to cannabis try using concentrates, as the high can be overwhelming and result in unwanted side effects like dizziness and nausea. For those of us that are seasoned cannabis users, however, the taste and effect from concentrates, such as shatter, simply can’t be beat!