The cannabis concentrate known as shatter has a transparent, amber appearance that looks glassy when cold, but more like thick honey when warm. (3) Shatter is sometimes compared to honey in its color as well. The level of transparency and richness of color vary based on certain factors, such as the amount of moisture and heat used during the process. Also, the liquidity of the product increases as the percentage of terpenes (the fragrant oils that give different cannabis varieties their varying aromatics)
Shatter is a term used to describe an extremely potent type of cannabis concentrate, known as butane hash oil (BHO). BHO is made by using butane (a liquid gas) to extract cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis plant matter. These chemical compounds are secreted by cannabis plants and interact with receptors in the brain to relieve pain and cause a sense of euphoria and relaxation.
Cannabis concentrates are typically named based on their color and texture. Shatter is amber in color and gets its name from its translucent glass-like texture that “shatters” when it is broken up to be used.
Contrary to popular belief, the translucency of shatter does not signify its purity but instead is the result of how it is made. During the heating process, as the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the plant the liquid is not agitated, resulting in a smooth, translucent texture. Unlike other concentrates, which are continually agitated during the heating process, causing them to have more of an opaque color and waxy texture.
Is Shatter More Addictive Than Non-Concentrated Marijuana?
Shatter is not considered to be more addictive than non-concentrated marijuana, but it can contain higher amounts of cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Marijuana flower can contain anywhere from three to 30 percent THC, whereas concentrates such as shatter may contain between 30 to 90 percent THC.
Like other cannabis concentrates, shatter may be addictive in some cases. Addiction to marijuana concentrates often depends on the personality type of the individual and if they have a co-occurring substance or mental disorder.
Unlike flower cannabis, shatter is consumed by inhaling the vapors produced by placing a small amount of cannabis extract on a heated surface, which is connected to a water pipe. This process is called “dabbing” and can be extremely dangerous.
Liquified Shatter THC is an Indica strain, which contains 5 capsules or 20 capsules and 100 mg THC per capsule.
Liquified Shatter THC is ideal for; sleep disorders, pain control, appetite enhancer.